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We are a family foundation committed to carrying on the good works Elmer and Eleanor began during their lifetimes. Learn more about who we are and our mission, vision and values.

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Through effective grantmaking, we seek to invest in social change and improve quality of life while honoring the legacy of our founders. Find out more about our grant programs.

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Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation 2016 President’s Report

The year 2016 marked the 59th Anniversary of the Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation. The social justice grantmaking program continues with a new multi-year grant in the area of political power and process, and continued support in the area of environmental justice. Mindful of the presidential election year, a two-year, $50,000 grant was [...]

Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation 2015 President’s Report

ELMER L. & ELEANOR J. ANDERSEN FOUNDATION PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2015  The year 2015 marked the 58th Anniversary of the Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation. The year also marked the five-year anniversary of the Foundation’s social justice grantmaking program. Upon reflection, Foundation support of several worthy social change efforts has made the Twin Cities [...]

Legacy Grant Application Deadline Changes

Beginning in 2016, legacy grant proposals will be reviewed at board meetings in March and October (rather than June and December as in the past).  For consideration in March, proposals must be received by February 1 and for consideration in October, proposals must be received by September 1.  Please contact the Elmer L. & Eleanor [...]

 

Recipient of the 2013 Responsive Philanthropy Award


The Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation received the 2013 Responsive Philanthropy Award from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits.