As the only statewide foundation in Minnesota focused exclusively on rural communities, Blandin Foundation partners with communities to build and sustain healthy communities that thrive in times of challenge and opportunity.
Community leaders spearhead these efforts. Individuals from all walks of life contribute their perspectives and passions, and work together to find common ground to create positive change and work for inclusive good. Within this context of leadership, how things get done in a community is as important as what gets done. Energy builds as people see new possibilities in themselves, in one another and in their community.
Every aspect of Blandin Foundation work – grantmaking, community leadership training and convening – supports and encourages people committed to enriching rural Minnesota.