Blandin Foundation partners with community-focused organizations throughout rural Minnesota to build healthy communities. In addition to addressing public policy issues, providing scholarships, conducting leadership development programs and providing technical assistance, the Foundation also supports these partnerships through grants of money generated by the trust of Charles K. Blandin.
Since Mr. Blandin's first grant of $600 for a community park in 1943, the Blandin Foundation has approved 5,600 grants totaling $336 million.
To be eligible for Blandin Foundation grants, organizations must be located in Minnesota, be a 501(c)3 organization or unit of government, and propose projects that align with the Foundation's mission and focus areas of:
For more information about Blandin Foundation grants – including eligibility, focus areas, and how to apply – please visit grants.blandinfoundation.org.