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Blandin Foundation

100 North Pokegama Avenue • Grand Rapids, MN 55744
United States
(P) 218.326.0523  

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Bernadine Joselyn, Director of Public Policy
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Company Description:

Blandin Foundation is a private foundation based in Grand Rapids, Minnesota USA and is the state's largest rural-based and rural-focused foundation. It was founded in 1941 by Charles K. Blandin and as of Dec. 31, 2009, leveraged the proceeds from a trust of more than $386 million.

The Blandin Foundation mission is to strengthen communities in rural Minnesota, especially the Grand Rapids area, with the vision of healthy rural communities grounded in strong economies where the burdens and benefits are widely shared.

To do this, the Blandin Foundation engages in three types of work: grant-making, community leadership development and public policy programs.

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