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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, 2020, the foundation leveraged the proceeds from a trust worth approximately $484.2 million.
Our mission is to connect, fund and advocate for ideas and people to inspire resourcefulness and move rural places forward. Our vision is for rural Minnesota places that welcome diversity, address injustice, and embrace change to create a sustainable and equitable future.
Vision Mission Values
Toward a sustainable, equitable future for rural Minnesota.
Charles K. Blandin established the Blandin Foundation in 1941 to aid and promote Grand Rapids and the surrounding area.
Rural passion. Community leadership. Committed connections.
More on our founder's intent and how our work carries it forward today.