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Who We Are

Blandin Foundation is a private foundation based in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Founded by Charles K. Blandin in 1941, we are the state's largest rural-based and rural-focused foundation. As of June 30, 2015, the foundation leveraged the proceeds from a trust worth more than $409 million.

Our mission is to strengthen communities in rural Minnesota, especially the Grand Rapids area. Our vision is of building healthy rural communities grounded in strong economies where the burdens and benefits are widely shared.


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