Top Giving Foundations: MN

Foundations have far-ranging interests. With some research, you’ll find one that's a “fit” for your work.

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They’re prescreened: they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate interest in receiving grant proposals. Some foundations are omitted, even though they award large grants, because they don’t accept unsolicited grant proposals. We list up to forty foundations for each state.

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
The Wells Fargo Foundation $314,784,071
The McKnight Foundation $87,796,380
The Saint Paul Foundation, Inc. $58,391,784
The Minneapolis Foundation $57,890,453
Otto Bremer Trust $44,239,349
United Health Foundation $35,754,027
Medtronic Communities Foundation $35,519,836
The Bush Foundation $33,624,736
U.S. Bancorp Foundation $26,512,493
General Mills Foundation $25,900,513
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation $25,690,347
Minnesota Community Foundation $18,462,478
3M Foundation $17,274,144
Northwest Area Foundation $16,448,298
InFaith Community Foundation $15,991,919
The Hormel Foundation $15,207,957
Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota $13,641,903
The Blandin Foundation $11,047,640
Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation $10,325,406
Target Foundation $9,527,000
Central Minnesota Community Foundation $8,387,819
Best Buy Foundation $8,033,354
Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation $7,622,293
Land O'Lakes Foundation $7,615,193
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation $7,263,256
F. R. Bigelow Foundation $6,827,335
The Cargill Foundation $6,778,500
The Xcel Energy Foundation $6,441,143
Andreas Foundation $6,230,020
The St. Paul Travelers Foundation $5,786,650
Ecolab Foundation $5,726,897
Northland Foundation $4,975,683
Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation $4,789,250
CHS Foundation $4,312,941
RBC Foundation - USA $4,052,645
George Family Foundation $3,862,222
I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation $3,756,687
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation $3,702,168
Initiative Foundation $3,617,772
J.A. Wedum Foundation $3,612,775