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 will open on Jan. 16, 2024, and close 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 application questions, a list of required materials, answers to frequently asked questions and instructions on how to register for and use GranteeView, our grant application portal.

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Grants Team

Before applying, all 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


Grants Given in 2022

Supporting youth and families, older adults and arts across Minnesota


Dollars Granted in 2022

Providing general operating, program 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.

Learn About Our Grant Program