Grantmaking to improve quality of life in Minnesota

A family legacy. A partner for Minnesota.

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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.

2018 Annual Letter

In 2018, the Mardag Foundation made 114 grants totaling $3.2 million across Minnesota in our four priority areas. Look back at these and other accomplishments.

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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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Foundations Grant More Than $8.2 Million to Minnesota Nonprofits

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation recently awarded more than $8.2 million to nonprofits throughout the state of Minnesota.

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Our 2017 total grant amount