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Vibrant. Rural. Community.

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

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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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Google map of Blandin Foundation grantees, leadership program particpants, and broadband work across Minnesota

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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

(Postponed) LEDC - St. Peter

LEDC September 11 - June 27

(Postponed) LPEP Grand Rapids

LPEP February 20 - August 20

BCLP Detroit Lakes Area

BCLP September 28 - October 2

BRCLP Leech Lake, Red Lake, White Earth

BRCLP November 16 - 20

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

$10,001 - $50,000

January 1 - December 31

$1,001 - $10,000

January 1 - December 31

Blandin Leadership Program Grants

January 1 - December 31

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

January 1 - December 31

Broadband Grants

January 1 - December 31

Learn About Grants