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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The foundations listed below are from GrantDomain. 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 $189,380,780
The McKnight Foundation $86,598,229
The Saint Paul Foundation, Inc. $59,599,767
The Minneapolis Foundation $49,489,224
Medtronic Foundation $41,353,571
Otto Bremer Foundation $41,296,824
The Bush Foundation $28,609,015
General Mills Foundation $25,900,513
The Hormel Foundation $24,119,322
United Health Foundation $23,456,894
U.S. Bancorp Foundation $23,287,622
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation $20,439,714
3M Foundation $17,274,144
Minnesota Community Foundation $13,888,678
Northwest Area Foundation $13,508,204
The Blandin Foundation $12,429,008
InFaith Community Foundation $12,402,870
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation $11,087,649
Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation $10,999,237
Target Foundation $9,172,000
Curtis L. Carlson Foundation $8,486,682
The Cargill Foundation $8,408,900
Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota $7,598,293
The Xcel Energy Foundation $7,467,262
Fairview Foundation $7,372,022
Central Minnesota Community Foundation $6,706,334
Ecolab Foundation $6,278,322
F. R. Bigelow Foundation $6,104,991
CHS Foundation $5,391,354
Steven C. Leuthold Family Foundation $5,000,000
Northland Foundation $4,975,683
West Central Initiative $4,886,112
Land O'Lakes Foundation $4,854,164
George Family Foundation $4,665,947
Andreas Foundation $4,282,900
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation $4,250,063
Best Buy Foundation $4,191,752
Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation $4,089,405
Initiative Foundation $3,948,012
Jerome Foundation $3,770,317