The Carlson Family Foundation is inspired by our vision to uplift youth through leadership at the intersection of love and insight. Our vision acknowledges the need for both caring and learning as essential ingredients for change. To that end, we are sharing our updated grantmaking priorities, which ensure youth are at the heart of our work.

Visit our Grantmaking page to learn more about our grantmaking process and schedule.


In 2023, the Carlson Family Foundation awarded grants to 209 organizations, totaling approximately $10.1 million. We also have many long-term partners that receive multi-year funding, such as the University of Minnesota.

Learn more about some of our recent grantees below.

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