PFund Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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$30,000 Goal

Support LGBTQ+ scholarships for students 
in and from the upper-Midwest

As the only queer-focused community foundation serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the First Nations therein, PFund Foundation builds equity with LGBTQ+ communities across the upper Midwest by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders, and inspiring giving.

                          2022 PFund Scholar Demographics

Using a community-centric review process, PFund awards scholarships to queer students at all stages of their educations. Since 1987, PFund scholarships have supported over 400 queer students in the region with more than $1 million of funds.

In 2022, PFund Foundation awarded a record $125,500 to fifty LGBTQ+ students from across its five-state service area. 2022 PFund Scholars identify as 100% LGBTQ+, 55% as people of color, and 55% as transgender, gender non-conforming, or nonbinary. Despite awarding a record amount of funds in 2022, demand for PFund scholarships vastly outmatched available funds and PFund was only able to support roughly one-third of applicants with scholarship funds.

The ongoing pandemic and difficult economic conditions have disrupted many students' lives. The estimated 44,000 - 120,000 LGBTQ+ college students in the upper Midwest need our help to complete their degrees and pursue their dreams. 

Today, we are asking you to give—at whatever level you are able—to support and champion the next generation of queer students and leaders. A generous donor has agreed to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $5,000 for Give to the Max Day donations supporting the work of PFund Foundation.


If you are interested in a gift of stock, please contact Lauren Rimestad, Director of Advancement, at 

Checks can be made to "PFund Foundation," memo: “GTMD21” to PO Box 3640, Minneapolis, MN 55403.  


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Organization name

PFund Foundation

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Education Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving


P.O. Box 3640
Minneapolis, MN 55403



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