To inspire philanthropy and to enrich the lives of people in the communities that share the shores of White Bear Lake – Birchwood Village, Dellwood, Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake and White Bear Township, now and in the future. We are here to help you imagine and create the legacy you desire.



We provide opportunities for people to individually and collectively make a difference, both today and tomorrow. By setting up funds with the foundation, people are able to make grants to support their favorite charitable causes and to respond to specific and time-sensitive community needs. Donors can also participate and benefit from the foundation’s role in bringing people together to explore common concerns and issues impacting our area.

We also facilitate involvement in a vast array of programs and organizations in our community. Whether it’s the art center, the food shelf, the historical society, the YMCA, the choral society, the parks, private and public schools or universities, programs for homeless teens, or for people new to our country and community–we want to play an active role in sustaining these resources for generations to come. It’s why we work hard to provide grants and to help nonprofit organizations create endowment funds which offer them professional investment advice, the advantage of being part of a large investment portfolio, and access to a broad base of other donors in the community.