Grantmaking to improve quality of life in Minnesota

A family legacy. A partner for Minnesota.

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Mission

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.

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Foundations Announce Statewide Grants

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation Announce Nearly $7 Million in Grants Statewide

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Annual Update

In this video, Mardag Foundation Board President Tim Ober and Samuel Eberhart, incoming Board President, talk about how the Mardag Foundation has adapted its work in 2020.

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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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$2.4 million

Our 2020 total grant amount