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

Blandin Foundation supports Minnesota organizations that know and serve rural communities. If your organization stands with inclusive, vibrant rural Minnesota communities and would like to explore a Blandin Foundation grant, let’s talk!

Start by visiting the About Grants page for details on what’s eligible, Foundation focus areas, and tips for our application process.

Looking for the types of work we fund? Visit our Grant Lists page.

If you are an Itasca area student age 25 or younger, you might be interested in our Education Grants program.


Upcoming Grant Deadlines

$10,001 - $50,000

January 1 - December 31

$1,001 - $10,000

January 1 - December 31

Blandin Leadership Program Grants

January 1 - December 31

Itasca Area Donations ($100 - $1,000)

January 1 - December 31

Broadband Grants

January 1 - December 31

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Google map of Blandin Foundation grantees across Minnesota

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Wondering what we have funded in the past? This interactive map gives you a clear picture of grants paid. Click on the map pins for specific grants, or create your own search.

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