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Donald Weesner Charitable Trust


Last Updated: 2016-08-10

At A Glance

Donald Weesner Charitable Trust

101 E. 5th St., Ste. 1200

Saint Paul, MN United States 55101-4554

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $13,217,634

Total giving: $596,013



Bridge Number



Established in 2000 in MN

Purpose and Activities

The foundation was established to promote the founder's lifelong commitment to preserving the Minnesota communities' natural ecosystems and historical legacy. It supports charitable organizations that preserve our natural environment and educate the public about the need for protection of our environmental resources. Well-established non-profit organizations with a long track record of successful environmental and wildlife preservation education programs will be given priority. The foundation has limited funds to support community groups.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Biodiversity
  • Environment
  • Environmental education
  • Human services
  • Natural resources
  • Nature education
  • Nonprofits
  • Science museums
  • Wildlife biodiversity
  • Zoos
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • Students
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $13,217,634 (market value)

Expenditures: $758,112

Total giving: $596,013

Qualifying distributions: $622,797