Giving 2016

In 2015, the Beim Foundation awarded approximately 36 grants with a value of $504,000 under the Minnesota Legacy Program and the Regional Grant Program.

The Beim Foundation’s Minnesota Legacy program honors its founder, Nels Christian Beim, an immigrant from Norway who believed education was the key to survival and advancement. The Minnesota Legacy Program invites proposals for programs or projects that develop independence for vulnerable populations. For deadlines and further information, go to Grant Guidelines on this website.

In 2012, the Beim Foundation transitioned to a community-based philanthropy approach, based on the location of its Directors.  This program, called the Regional Grant Program, is open to nonprofit organizations in the areas of human services, education, arts and the environment by invitation only.  For more information, go to Grant Guidelines on this website.