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Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-29

At A Glance

Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation

2424 Territorial Rd.

Saint Paul, MN United States 55114-1556

Telephone: (651) 642-0127

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Politics
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-11-30)

Assets: $5,106,942

Total giving: $172,200



Bridge Number



Established in 1957 in MN - Founded by the late Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen. Mr. Andersen served as the thirtieth Governor of the state of Minnesota.

Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to improve the quality of life through effective family grantmaking, honoring the legacy of its founders and investing in social change.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Communication media
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human services
  • Libraries
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-11-30

Assets: $5,106,942 (market value)

Expenditures: $267,822

Total giving: $172,200

Qualifying distributions: $238,886