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Patterson Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Patterson Foundation

(formerly Patterson Dental Foundation)

1031 Mendota Heights Rd.

Saint Paul, MN United States 55120-1419

Telephone: (651) 686-1929


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $21,393,155

Total giving: $910,038






Established in 2003 in MN

Purpose and Activities

The foundation provides resources to programs and to nonprofit organizations in the areas of oral health, animal health, and occupational and physical rehabilitation. The foundation also supports educational programs, and programs for youth and for the economically disadvantaged. It also provides educational scholarships for dependents of Patterson Dental Co. employees. Within oral health, animal health, and occupational and physical rehabilitation, the foundation is focuses on services to those most in need. In addition the foundation seeks to increase the number of underrepresented people in these fields. There is very strong preference for one-time projects or start-up costs, or programs involving as volunteers a number of professionals or students in dentistry, veterinary medicine, occupational or physical rehabilitation.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships for dependents of Patterson Dental Co. employees. the program is administered through Scholarship America.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal therapy
  • Animal training
  • Community college education
  • Dental care
  • Domesticated animals
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Museums
  • Out-patient medical care
  • Special Olympics
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Wildlife biodiversity
International Interests
  • Canada
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $21,393,155 (market value)

Gifts received: $261,074

Expenditures: $1,124,695

Total giving: $910,038

Qualifying distributions: $941,386