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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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Building capacity for arts organizations

Arts Midwest's ArtsLab program empowers leadership, staff and artists to hone their business model and grow their organization's capacity to serve the community. Learn more

Celebrating elders, celebrating community

Kairos Alive! improves the health of the community by improving the health of elders through dance, song and storytelling experiences. Learn more

Growing healthy food and strong communities

Dream of Wild Health's Indigenous Food Network supports healthy eating, education and employment in Native communities. 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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