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Looking Back. Looking Forward.

Blandin Foundation has partnered with rural Minnesota communities, especially those in the Itasca area, for 75 years. During this anniversary year, we are honoring what has been possible in partnership with rural Minnesota leaders over those decades.


Itasca area’s spirit of giving

Charles Blandin’s passion for the Itasca area fueled the Foundation’s legacy. Discover in this documentary how folks throughout the Itasca area have fulfilled their passion for giving back to their communities.

Learn more about the people and stories that have received Legacy and Leadership Awards.


Building the legacy

Learn about Charles Blandin, his passion for the woodbasket of northern Minnesota, and how he created his foundation to provide a lasting legacy.


75 years of impact

More than 8,000 grants. A network of more than 7,000 trained community leaders. Find out how Blandin Foundation resources have played a role in hundreds of rural Minnesota communities – including yours!


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