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Supporting the arts in Greater Minnesota

The Duluth Art Institute strengthens the local arts community. The Institute's Lincoln Building is a community hub for Minnesotans of all ages. Learn more

Housing for youth in Central Minnesota

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud is working with young people experiencing homelessness to find housing and build successful futures. Learn more

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Economic opportunity on the East Side

Nexus Community Partners is changing the way economic disparities and opportunities are addressed on Saint Paul’s East Side. Learn More

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Homeless families find new refuge in Duluth

Families experiencing homelessness in St. Louis County have a place to get back on their feet thanks to Churches United in Ministry. Learn more

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Leveraging technology for modern elder care

The Lutheran Home Association's health and safety monitoring technology allows families and caregivers to actively engage in an elder’s care while enabling them to remain at home for as long as possible. Learn more


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Our Mission


The Mardag Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in Minnesota for children, seniors and other at-risk populations, and for programs in education and arts.

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