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Blandin Foundation stands with rural Minnesota communities as they design and claim ambitious, vibrant futures.

Blandin Foundation is a private foundation based in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. As of December 31, 2018, the foundation leveraged the proceeds from a trust worth approximately $374 million.

Our mission is to be a trusted partner and advocate to strengthen rural Minnesota communities, especially the Grand Rapids area. Our vision is healthy, inclusive rural communities.

Our Story

Charles K. Blandin established the Blandin Foundation in 1941 to aid and promote Grand Rapids and the surrounding area.