Blandin Foundation stands with Minnesota’s rural leaders and communities as they create and claim futures that are resilient, vibrant and connected. Abundant and robust access to the Internet (broadband), and the digital literacy skills necessary to take full advantage of this access, are essential as communities seek to compete and thrive in a digitally-connected world.
Since making rural broadband use and access a focus in 2003, Blandin Foundation has partnered with leaders in more than 60 communities and 80 organizations across the state. Two objectives are at the core of the hundreds of project that have emerged from this work:
Through the Blandin Community Broadband Program, the foundation extends its focus in 2013 and 2014 with up to $1.5 million in grants and technical support available to rural Minnesota communities.
Results from our latest survey of rural Minnesotans.
Community broadband project matching grants of $10,000 to $50,000 available. Click here for details.
The Foundation named nine communities as partners in a two-year broadband initiative. Find out which ones, and what they're working on to advance broadband in rural Minnesota.