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Private Foundations - Top 25

Ranked by total grants paid | List information taken from the 2013 Business Information Guide
Source: Minnesota Council on Foundations, foundation representatives, and websites. If you were not contacted for this list but would like to be in the future, please contact research@tcbmag.com.
Note: All financial information is for each foundation's fiscal year that ended between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012, unless otherwise noted.
Foundation
Address
Phone • Website
Grants paid in MN in most recent fiscal year
Total grants paid in most recent fiscal year
Foundation assets
Fiscal year end
Previous year's rank
Description
1
The McKnight Foundation
710 S 2nd St., Ste. 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-333-4220 • mcknight.org
$58,747,444
$102,916,403
$1,982,175,198
12/31/11
1
Gives grants in support of children, families, communities, the environment, the arts, neuroscience research, and select international efforts; primary geographic focus is Minnesota
2
Otto Bremer Foundation
445 Minnesota St., Ste. 2250
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-227-8036 • ottobremer.org
$20,267,684
$30,567,764
$761,102,155
12/31/11
2
Grants money to address immediate concerns and long-term improvement strategies in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin; communities served by Bremer affiliates are given priority
3
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation
P.O. Box 80
Bayport, MN 55003
651-264-7355 • No website
$9,752,445
$21,994,507
$381,692,172
12/31/11
3
Supports four-year accredited colleges and universities that do not receive federal or state funding; also supports youth, elderly, and health programs in Washington County, the Twin Cities east metro area, and Polk, Pierce, and St. Croix counties in western Wisconsin
4
Bush Foundation
332 Minnesota St., Ste. E-900
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-227-0891 • bushfoundation.org
$15,731,171
$20,060,987
$740,000,000
12/31/11
4
Gives grants to improve the quality of life in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 sovereign tribal nations in the area by strengthening organizational, community, and individual leadership
5
Blandin Foundation
100 N Pokegama Ave.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-326-0523 • blandinfoundation.org
$15,336,483
$15,336,483
$381,260,734
12/31/11
7
Engages in grantmaking, community leadership development, and public policy programs with a focus on rural Minnesota--in particular, the Grand Rapids area
6
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
26811 S Bay Dr., Ste. 300
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
952-324-8924 • schulzefamilyfoundation.org
$15,091,248
$15,094,248
Not provided
12/31/11
9
Works to prepare children to have a successful future by focusing on education programs, food, shelter, after-school programs, and camps; also supports medical human service agencies to assist families adjusting to new medical challenges
7
GHR Foundation
10350 Bren Road W
Minnetonka, MN 55343
952-656-4850 • ghrfoundation.org
$6,000,400
$13,110,015
$285,974,118
12/31/11
8
Gives to organizations that serve the poor and vulnerable, that strive to provide the highest quality of service, and that continually feel the burden of having to do more with less
8
Wem Foundation1
P.O. Box 5628
Minneapolis, MN 55440
No phone number • No website
$2,110,400
$12,117,984
$269,976,883
12/31/10
13
Supports teachers and their role in helping all students achieve academically, and seeks to bring recognition to the "unsung heroes" who meet the challenges of teaching in a variety of settings
9
Huss Foundation
59 4th St. W, Park Tower 23B
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-292-8128 • No website
$10,733,017
$11,716,024
$11,559,575
12/31/11
19
Gives grants to arts and human services organizations in the Twin Cities metro area
10
Bentson Foundation
315 Lake St. E, Ste 302
Wayzata, MN 55391-1700
952-923-1040 • bentsonfoundation.org
$11,250,000
$11,250,000
$89,241,512
6/30/11
--
Gives grants, primarily in Minnesota, to support higher education, medical research, and the arts
11
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation1
6889 Rowland Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-540-4050 • macfoundation.org
$1,724,138
$10,047,875
$1,968,309,988
12/31/10
10
Dedicated to providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, the environment, and all living things
12
Northwest Area Foundation
60 Plato Blvd. E, Ste. 400
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-224-9635 • nwaf.org
$1,371,893
$9,575,903
$409,702,933
12/31/11
11
Supports efforts across eight northwestern states to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity through proven or promising innovative organizations
13
Robina Foundation
80 S 8th St., Ste. 4900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-333-2313 • robinafoundation.org
$2,850,854
$7,735,604
$77,676,158
12/31/11
14
Exclusively supports Abbott Northwestern Hospital, The Council on Foreign Relations, the University of Minnesota Law School, and Yale University to develop new models to improve the institutions themselves and society at large
14
Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation
60 S 6th St., Ste. 3900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-661-3910 • pohladfamilyfoundation.org
$6,400,000
$7,105,512
$166,928,515
12/31/11
6
Aims to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged children and youth and to participate in projects that positively impact the quality of life in the Twin Cities
15
Carlson Family Foundation
550 Tonkawa Road
Long Lake, MN 55356
952-404-5605 • clcfamilyfoundation.com
$4,589,562
$5,706,256
$191,877,495
12/31/11
16
Funds the University of Minnesota and its Carlson School of Management, as well as youth mentoring programs, in an effort to foster innovation, creativity, and adult support in the field of mentoring
16
F.R. Bigelow Foundation
55 5th St. E, Ste. 600
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-224-5463 • frbigelow.org
$5,678,129
$5,694,188
$125,685,430
12/31/11
17
Provides grants with a focus on the greater St. Paul area; aims to make the local community a better place to live, learn, and grow
17
N. Bud and Beverly Grossman Foundation1
80 S 8th St., Ste. 4543
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-337-8192 • No website
$5,069,270
$5,075,520
$1,151,370
12/31/10
--
Not provided
18
Mary S. Gray Charitable Trust2
Address and phone number not available
, MN
• No website
$4,858,337
$4,858,337
$21,239
8/31/11
--
Not provided
19
Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
332 Minnesota St., Ste. E-1420
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-222-2565 • butlerfamilyfoundation.org
$4,170,451
$4,788,461
$81,550,941
12/31/11
25
Grants are made primarily to organizations in the Twin Cities metro area; significant interests include chemical dependency treatment, human services, education, and history
20
Alliss Educational Foundation
800 Nicollet Mall, 16th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-303-4411 • allissfoundation.org
$4,409,998
$4,409,998
$89,813,079
12/31/11
18
Gives grants to help adult learners begin or return to college; eligible schools include accredited private high schools, colleges, and universities in Minnesota; the University of Minnesota; and schools that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system
21
Andreas Foundation
P.O. Box 3584
Mankato, MN 56002
507-345-1233 • No website
$10,000
$3,542,500
$81,098,822
11/30/11
20
Gives to organizations that were pre-selected by the foundation's namesake donors through their wills
22
Hardenbergh Foundation
5959 Centerville Road, Ste. 260
North Oaks, MN 55127
651-653-4956 • No website
$3,465,685
$3,521,685
$67,497,331
12/31/11
21
Gives grants to organizations located in the Twin Cities east metro and the St. Croix River Valley
23
The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
10 2nd St. NE, Ste. 200
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-623-1654 • phillipsfnd.org
$2,721,600
$3,051,766
$60,236,532
12/31/11
12
Gives grants to programs that help people in poverty attain economic stability and gain access to education, housing, employment, and transportation
24
I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation1
2001 Killebrew Dr., Ste. 120
Bloomington, MN 55425
952-698-0959 • iaoshaughnessyfdn.org
$1,157,577
$2,945,239
$72,000,000
12/31/10
23
Supports organizations that address needs and effectively solve problems; current funding interest is providing quality education to low-income students
25
Jerome Foundation
400 Sibley St., Ste. 125
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-224-9431 • jeromefdn.org
$1,579,670
$2,893,452
$78,221,618
4/30/12
22
Gives grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists living in Minnesota and New York City

1 Figures are for organization's 2010 fiscal year, the latest year for which data are available.
2 The foundation closed in 2011 and is no longer actively grantmaking.