We make grants three times per year. Full proposals must be postmarked by December 31, May 1 or August 1. Decisions are made in April, August and November, respectively. Proposals that cannot be adequately reviewed for the current grant period are carried forward to the next one.
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Saint Paul, MN 55101
Enhancing the quality of life, inspiring learning, revitalizing communities and promoting access to the arts across the state of Minnesota is our family’s legacy—past, present and future. We are a member of the Minnesota Council of Foundations and embrace the grantmaking principles for Minnesota grantmakers.
Our primary geographic focus is the East Metro, which includes Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, as well as Greater Minnesota. We focus our grantmaking in these priority areas:
If you are representing an arts or cultural organization, Mardag Foundation recommends that you complete a Cultural Data Project data profile for your organization. For more information, visit mnculturaldata.org.
Please remember that a review of your application or letter of inquiry does not assure that a grant will be awarded. If you have questions, please contact a member of our grants team.