Since 1957, the Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation has funded a broad range of organizations across many categories – arts and humanities, communications, education, environment, human services and libraries. The categories of giving have reflected the many areas of interest of its founders, and are reflected in the grant programs we have today.

Thanks for your interest in the Foundation. Whether you’re here on behalf a foundation, nonprofit or simply here because of your own personal interest, we invite you to learn more about our mission, vision and values, and our history.


The Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation improves the quality of life through effective family grantmaking, honoring the legacy of its founders and investing in social change.


The Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation will catalyze positive change by empowering people to contribute to a sustainable world encompassing thriving, livable communities.


The Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation embraces the democratic ideals of fairness, justice and opportunity for all. Broad civic engagement, realizing the full potential of people, builds sustainable communities of life.

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