Our Mission

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

Our GrantsOur Funds

How we do it!

The Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation works to 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.

Get In Touch

(651) 408-5412



P.O. Box 10626 White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Make a Mark.
Leave a Legacy.

Imagine what it would feel like to know that your life will have an ongoing impact in our community—today, and long after you’re no longer here? Maybe you’ve always hoped to somehow play a part in making real progress in preserving the environment. Maybe you desire to help support the arts in our community. Maybe it’s community history, scholarships, or youth issues that are close to your heart. Do you dream of making a real impact in this community, one day? Stop dreaming. That day is today.