AAC is designed to provide additional tools that come from reflecting on your experiences and assumptions as a community leader, learning from the experience of other participants, and applying the learning directly to a real life situation you are currently facing.
BCLP is designed to develop and sustain healthy community by building on community strengths. Healthy community is a place to live where all people can meet their economic, social, physical, cultural and spiritual needs, work together for the common good, and participate in creating their future.
BRCLP is a culturally specific program designed to create healthy community by building on community assets. Healthy community is a place to live where all people can meet their economic, social, physical, cultural and spiritual needs, work together for the common good, and participate in creating their future.
Grantmaking is a key Blandin Foundation activity, both in its home community of the Itasca County area, and throughout rural Minnesota. Eligibility and application information for new grantees is posted here, as are monitoring reports for current grantees.
Blandin Foundation has a special relationship with the communities of the Itasca County area. This region is home to the Foundation, and is at the heart of its mission – to strengthen rural Minnesota communities, especially the Grand Rapids (Itasca County) area. Grant, scholarship and information on other opportunities to partner with Blandin Foundation available here.
LPEP is designed to build leadership capacity in the community to increase opportunities to move people out of poverty.
LEDC is designed to develop the leadership capacity in ethnically diverse communities for the purpose of building intentional inclusiveness.
Our Outposts blog covers the experiences, issues and perspectives of community leaders as they bolster economies, foster leadership and strengthen the areas they call home.
Minnesota communities are not unlike the ecosystem of the state itself - a network of mutual interdependence in which even the smallest towns play their own vital role. In Rural Pulse 2010, a statewide survey conducted periodically by Blandin Foundation, the voices of rural Minnesota offer a glimpse of its future. View in-depth analysis of survey results and share your perspectives on priority topics on the Rural Pulse blog.
Results from our latest survey of rural Minnesotans.
30 partners. 3 years. 250,000 Minnesotans introduced to the benefits of high-speed internet. Learn more about the success of MIRC.
Welcoming applications for 2013 community leadership training sessions