Who We Are
Since 1969, Mardag Foundation has invested in nonprofits serving the East Metro and Greater Minnesota.
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.
Resources for Grant Applicants
Mardag Foundation offers two grant rounds each year. Our first grant round of 2024 opens on Jan. 16, 2024, and closes Feb. 7, 2024. Through resources on this website and with help from our Grants Team, you can find out what we fund and how to apply.
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation have awarded more than $11 million to nonprofits in their second round of 2023 grantmaking.
Mardag Foundation and partners have awarded their first round of 2023 grantmaking. Grants will support community organizations as they launch, expand and sustain their services in the community.
The board has established an Impact Committee and continued our work to become an anti-racist foundation, while serving low-income families, older adults and community vitality through arts and culture.
Grants Given in 2023
Supporting youth and families, older adults and arts across Minnesota
Dollars Granted in 2023
Providing general operating and some capital support to nonprofits
Years of Generosity
Investing in the well-being of children, youth, families and older adults
Nonprofits We Fund
We are proud to invest in community-led solutions and partner with nonprofit organizations doing incredible work in Minnesota.