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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: $7.9 million

Total Funds:

Total Grants to Date: $3.3 million

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Lee and Penny Anderson have been selected as the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation’s 2015 Award in Philanthropy recipients.

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Bob Gross, returning Brainerd Public Schools Superintendent, will be the guest keynote speaker at the 2015 BLACF Annual Dinner and Award in Philanthropy.

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