CARLSON FAMILY FOUNDATION
Across generations, the Carlson family sustains a heartfelt desire and commitment to give back: to give back in ways that respect where we’ve come from, to give back in ways that will build a better tomorrow, and — most importantly — to give back in ways that create opportunities for every young person to realize their dreams.
IN THE WORDS OF OUR FOUNDING FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND GREAT-GRANDFATHER
The best form of philanthropy actively fills young people’s lives with hope; it inspires them to see the possibilities in their world and the world at large; it supports and enables them to realize their dreams and fulfill their true potential.
Our Areas of Focus
Guided by our legacy, our values and our vision, our current focus and commitments include:
UPLIFTING YOUNG PEOPLE
ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING THE VIBRANCY OF OUR COMMUNITIES
ELEVATING THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND THE CARLSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
With a belief in a better tomorrow, we know that developing and nurturing deeply rooted, long-term relationships is a must.
Our Promise: To listen first and then partner, adapt, respond and expand
working to leverage our influence to create even greater good.