Airport Foundation MSP

A nonprofit organization

$2,525 raised by 24 donors

100% complete

$2,500 Goal

Starting today, you can donate to the Airport Foundation MSP for Give to the Max Day and join in celebrating Minnesota non-profit organizations. By making a donation, you'll help the Airport Foundation MSP to continue to elevate the travel experience and support the aviation community. 

Purpose Statement 

To elevate the travel experience and support the aviation community


• Organizational integrity 
• Our people 
• Collaboration and the power of partnership
• Diversity in our community
• Creativity and innovation

Strategic Vision 

Airport Foundation MSP is a nonprofit leader widely recognized for our innovative, high-quality programs and services supporting MSP Airport and regional aviation. Working with the Foundation (as a staff member, volunteer, board member, or partner) is a highly regarded and rewarding opportunity. We are known for our ability to attract, and retain, the best of the best. Airport Foundation MSP is recognized as a key component to MSP being the top-rated airport in North America. As respected airport partners and thought leaders, we provide insight into opportunities, momentum to key strategies, and responsive and flexible collaboration.

Focus Areas

• Be the Best Place to Work and Volunteer
• Be Thoughtful Stewards of our Resources
• Serve and Support our Stakeholders
• Be an Advocate and Champion for Travel and Aviation

Travelers Assistance

Travelers Assistance is an essential function performed by Airport Foundation Volunteers who staff information desks and walk the terminals assisting travelers with directions, flight status, lost and found, transportation, hotels and tourist attractions. Travelers Assistance Volunteers also present the Animal Ambassador program throughout Terminals 1 and 2, providing comfortable, casual interactions with registered therapy animals, to help travelers feel at home while they travel. Volunteers may be assigned to Customs and Border Protection to welcome inbound travelers from around the globe, while assisting U.S. Customs personnel within the Federal Inspection Area. 

The Airport Foundation MSP also offers personalized 1:1 assistance for travelers with special needs who require help getting around the airport or during a connection. 

Arts & Culture 

The mission of the Arts @MSP program is to enhance the image of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), enrich the public’s experience and promote a sense of place through arts and culture. The commissioned artwork at MSP provides opportunities for the airport, artists and community to transform ordinary spaces into dynamic, meaningful places. 

The scope, composition and longevity of these works help to promote MSP’s sense of place by providing:

• Thought-provoking and memorable experiences for airport users
• Landmarks that help people navigate and orient themselves in the airport
• Meaningful ways for people to experience our culture, environment and history
• A venue with international exposure for regional artists
• A sense of community pride 

Commissioned Artwork at MSP includes nearly 50 works in the permanent collection that provide for the airport, artists and community to transform ordinary spaces into dynamic, meaningful  places as well as landmarks that help travelers to navigate the airport.

Rotating Exhibits are placed in a variety of choice airport locations. The exhibits focus attention on Minnesota’s diversity and feature different styles, themes and types of media and are made possible through the generosity of regional arts organizations and artists 

Performing Arts are scheduled regularly in Terminals 1 and 2. Performers highlight the diversity of the Upper Midwest music scene with performances in various genres. Dance, theatrical, and spoken word performance are also presented for special events.

SEE18 Screening Room The SEE18 Film Screening Room is an in-airport theater experience featuring around-the-clock short films and award-winning documentaries by filmmakers from the Upper Midwest. 


Special Events such as the annual Airport Foundation MSP Golf Tournament bring together airport stakeholders, internal and external alike, to network and build relationships. Similarly, the annual State of the Airport event brings community and airport business leaders together with a common goal of supporting one of the largest economic drivers to the state and local economy, the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport.

Special Projects

The Airport Foundation MSP provides funding for beautification and amenity enhancements which improve the ambiance and experience at the MSP Airport. 

The Airport Foundation MSP is also active in Grantmaking, to aviation related organizations and projects.


Organization Data


Organization name

Airport Foundation MSP

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Arts & Culture Animals Travel


4300 Glumack Dr D-2040
St. Paul, MN 55111



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