Who We Are


Since 1969, Mardag Foundation has invested in nonprofits serving the East Metro and Greater Minnesota.

Our Mission


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.


Grant Resources

Grant resources include key dates, application questions and instructions on how to register for and use GranteeView, our grant application portal.

See Grant Resources


Grants Team

Before applying, interested applicants are encouraged to email a member of our Grants Team to ensure that the grant program fits your needs.

Meet the Team

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Our Impact

125

Grants Given in 2023

Supporting youth and families, older adults and arts across Minnesota


$3M

Dollars Granted in 2023

Providing general operating and some capital support to nonprofits


50

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.

Learn About Our Grant Program