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Blandin Foundation builds forward toward rural Minnesota's sustainable, equitable future

One of a handful of rural-based foundations in the United States, Blandin Foundation serves rural Minnesota, focusing resources in north-central Minnesota.

Our grants, training opportunities and policy work build up financial and human capital, so rural Minnesota can welcome diversity, address injustice, and embrace change to create a sustainable and equitable future.


Vision Mission Values

What we do, why we think it matters
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Our Story

Charles K. Blandin established the Blandin Foundation in 1941 to aid and promote Grand Rapids and the surrounding area.
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Our People

Rural passion. Community leadership. Committed connections.
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More on our founder's intent and how our work carries it forward today.
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Financial Reports

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