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Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation


The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF), established in 1998, is an affiliate of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The partnership with the Central Minnesota Community Foundation enables the Brainerd Lakes Area Foundation to save administrative costs and provide a wide variety of services to donors, their professional advisors and nonprofit organizations in the region.


The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation seeks to link donors with the needs of our community, and beyond, by creating permanent endowments.

BLACF by the Numbers


Founded: April 1998

Total Assets: $7.5 million

Total Funds:
 78

Total Grants to Date: $3.1 million


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