Vibrant. Rural. Community.

Blandin Foundation is all about Minnesotans imagining, leading, and growing healthy, inclusive – vibrant – communities.

Living Vibrant

Where do you imagine your community tomorrow? At Blandin Foundation, we see a world of possibilities within your answers. Discover how vibrant rural Minnesota is.

Itasca Area

Your partner in building healthy rural communities in the place we call home. Meeting spaces, grants, and more.

Opportunities

We meet communities where they’re at with: Leadership training, Broadband information and support Grants.

What are the possibilities?

You have resources. We have resources. Put them together, and you have a powerful approach your community can use to design and claim its future.

We Have Resources

Our programs train community leaders, support communities as they include and create opportunities for all people, and support work at home in the Itasca Area.

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You Have Resources

Information to support you in building your community. Whether you need research to prove a need, information on evaluation, or want to learn more about topics rural Minnesota cares about – you’ll find it here.

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Spot Us

Blandin Foundation stands with communities as they design and claim their futures. That’s thousands of partnerships in hundreds of communities over more than 75 years.

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Current and Upcoming Leadership Training

BRCLP Leech Lake, Red Lake, White Earth

BRCLP November 5 - 9

LPEP - Red Wing

LPEP January 17 - July 11

Lake City Area

BCLP January 28 - February 1

Glencoe Area

BCLP February 11 - 15

Plainview Area

BCLP February 25 - March 1

Quad Cities Area

BCLP March 11 - 15

Blackduck, Kelliher, Northome Area

BCLP April 8 - 12

Learn About Leadership

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

$10,001 - $50,000

January 1 - December 31

$1,001 - $10,000

January 1 - December 31

Itasca Area Donations ($100 - $1,000)

January 1 - December 31

Learn About Grants