The Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation was established in 1959 on the core value that charitable grant making advances and builds thriving communities. With the goal of being a guiding hand and supporter of community health and stability, the founders believed in the importance of helping the underserved and under-resourced and in being a quiet leader in building healthy strong communities.
The Mission of the Foundation is to provide resources to nonprofit organizations that build thriving communities and improve the quality of life primarily in the St. Croix Valley geographic region of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Foundation has established a focused set of priorities and welcomes requests for general operations, programs, or projects. Capital requests may be considered on a more limited basis.
The Foundation primarily serves and prioritizes funding to organizations that are working and delivering services in the geographic region of the St. Croix Valley of Minnesota and Wisconsin. However, consideration may be given to organizations outside of the geographic footprint, if they are delivering services that address a funding priority.
Organizations seeking funding must be 501c(3) public nonprofit organizations. Endowment funding does not fall within the guidelines of the Foundation. The Foundation also does not provide funding to individuals, political campaigns, sponsorships, or lobbying activities.