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.

In order to honor founder Nels Beim and his emphasis on education, a responsive Minnesota Legacy Program is available to nonprofits in the state.  Under this program, the Foundation supports education and skill-building for new immigrants and vulnerable families as the gateway to self-sufficiency and personal success.  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.