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Skill Building

Tips and tools from – and for – our grantees and partners.

Leaders and organizations working in today’s communities employ a wide range of tools in their work. We’re sharing these resources so the data, stories and lessons benefit your community, your opportunities.

Grantees — you can catch highlights of our annual grantee conference in the videos posted below.

Choose the resource that fits your work, and thank you for all you do to make rural Minnesota communities vibrant, resilient and healthy!

Grants Conference Archive

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Your feedback strengthens our grantmaking. Contact us to share your thoughts. You may also subscribe to our mailing list, or contact the following Grants team members.


Sonja Merrild

Director of Grants

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Direct: 218-327-8746

Linda Gibeau May 2016-crop

Linda Gibeau

Program Officer - Grants Management

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Direct: 218-327-8702

LuAnn Robinson

LuAnn Robinson

Grants Program Assistant

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Direct: 218-327-8724

Google map of Blandin Foundation grantees across Minnesota

Spot Us

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.

View and Search Grantees

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