Grantmaking to improve quality of life in Minnesota

A family legacy. A partner for Minnesota.

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The Mardag Foundation supports Minnesota nonprofits to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income or traditionally marginalized children, youth and families; older adults with barriers to living independently; and to build capacity of organizations supporting the arts and humanities.

Four volunteers with Tubman

A look back at 2022

Mardag Foundation board president Sam Eberhart reflects on the organization’s work in 2022.

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Soccer camp participants and adults, photo provided by Esperanza United

Foundations Announce More than $9.9 Million in Community Grants

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation announce more than $9.9 million in community grants.

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Providing a springboard to a better life for homeless youth

Mardag Foundation’s support has been critical to The Link’s ability to offer stable housing to youth, giving them a springboard to live the life that they deserve.

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50 Years of Giving

Learn more about the Mardag Foundation's history in our special 50th anniversary video and booklet.

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We have two grant rounds each year.

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Our 2022 total grant amount