Standing with rural Minnesota

Blandin Foundation has partnered with rural Minnesota communities for 75 years. We’ve stood with leaders as they design and claim vibrant futures for their community. During our 75th anniversary year, we are honoring what has been possible in partnership with rural Minnesota leaders over those decades.


Vision and hope hard at work

Charles Blandin’s passion for the Itasca area fueled the Foundation’s legacy. Discover how  our grantmaking partners are working to design and claim vibrant futures.  


Looking for vibrancy in rural?

Look no further! We spotlight the Top 3 Vibrant Communities each week. As you’ll soon see, rural Minnesotans are digging in a making a difference every day. 


Building the legacy

Learn about Charles Blandin, his passion for rural Minnesota, and how he created his foundation to provide a lasting legacy. 


75 years of impact

More than 8,000 grants. A network of more than 7,000 trained community leaders. Find out how Blandin Foundation resources have played a role in hundreds of rural Minnesota communities – including yours!


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