Children, Youth and Families

Healthy families, healthy communities

The Mardag Foundation funds projects and programs that improve the lives of low-income children, youth and families that lack access to critical opportunities and resources that they need. Ensuring our youngest residents have opportunities to succeed early in life builds a strong foundation for our community.

Funding for low-income children, youth and families

Learn more about our featured grantees and what Mardag Foundation has funded.

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Early Childhood Initiative Report

Outcomes of Mardag Foundation's work to expand high quality child care programs in Greater Minnesota

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The Link

Mardag Foundation’s support has been critical to The Link’s ability to offer stable housing to youth, giving them a springboard to live the life that they deserve.

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Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio is creating an environment where Latinos/as can be healthy, prosperous and engaged in their communities.

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What we fund

Search through past grantees and see what projects and programs Mardag Foundation has funded in the past. 

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Apply for a grant

Use our online portal, GranteeView, to apply for a grant, access grant guidelines and more.