Foundation Leadership

Photos of key staff, general background information

Blandin Foundation is a private foundation based in Grand Rapids, Minnesota USA and is the state’s largest rural-based and rural-focused foundation. It was founded in 1941 by Charles K. Blandin and as of Dec. 31, 2017, leveraged the proceeds from a trust of more than $407 million.

The Blandin Foundation 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.

To do this, the Blandin Foundation engages in three types of work: grant-making, community leadership development and public policy programs.

For more information, visit the About section of our website.