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Rural Minnesota communities – of place and practice – take distinct journeys as they imagine and claim their futures. Blandin Foundation meets communities where they're at, connects them to resources, and commits to partnerships that build vibrant, rural communities.


Itasca Area

Specific and special ways we partner with people and leaders in our “home giving area” – Itasca County, plus Blackduck, Hill City, Northome, and Remer.


Blandin Foundation funds rural Minnesota leaders thinking and acting courageously with partners on a vision that their community stands behind.

Community Leadership

Blandin Foundation helps rural Minnesota leaders develop and enhance the skills, knowledge and relationships they need to build and sustain healthy communities.
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Blandin Foundation stands with Minnesota’s rural leaders and communities as they create and claim futures that are resilient, vibrant and connected.

Community News and Information

Supporting communities adding rural perspectives to public dialog.
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