We have refocused our efforts on the areas where we can make the biggest difference: Community Wealth Building, Rural Placemaking, and Small Communities.
The Blandin Foundation has updated its 30-year grant-making approach to more closely align with Charles Blandin’s original vision, helping address urgent rural challenges and prepare for the future. Mr. Blandin’s legacy emphasized resilience, self-reliance, and sustainable growth. The Foundation is steering its grant-making to mirror his vision more closely by focusing on new priority areas, building capacity for success and fostering collaborations.
Our future grantmaking will look different but our commitment to strengthening our home community and rural Minnesota is stronger than ever.
Itasca Area Scholarships
If you are an Itasca area student age 25 or younger, you might be interested in our Scholarships program.
Current grantees – download and complete reports as outlined in your grant agreement.
Your grant officer is always available to assist with questions and provide other information.
Send your completed form to email@example.com.
Recent Blandin Foundation grants support community work on poverty, learning, healthy lifestyles
March 25, 2022
Recent Blandin Foundation Grants Support Community Work in Small Towns and Townships
December 17, 2021
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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.