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 grantmaking priorities include:
CONSTELLATION: Surrounding young people with a constellation of caring adults
SEX TRAFFICKING PREVENTION: Ending sex trafficking and exploitation of young people
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.