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Mardag Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation is committed to making grants to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in Minnesota for children, seniors, and other at-risk populations and also for programs in education and the arts.


Established in 1969 in MN - The foundation was established as called for in the will of Agnes Dagmar Elmer Ober, who with her husband, Edgar Ober, was heavily involved in helping St. Paul, MN, community programs. The foundation was originally called the Ober Charitable Foundation, but in 1976 the name was changed to Mardag Foundation, to move away from identifying the foundation with one donor. Mardag is a reversal of Agnes's middle name, "Dagmar."


Mardag Foundation

Family foundation




101 5th St. E., Ste. 2400 Saint Paul, MN United States 55101-1800

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