Rochester Area Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$1,450 raised by 5 donors

48% complete

$3,000 Goal

Gifts to Rochester Area Foundation are investments in our communities.

We are committed to our community. We work to strengthen the area where you have raised your family, built your business, or chosen to live.

In collaboration with donors like you, we have accomplished great things in 2023. We invested over $200,000 in community support to local nonprofit organizations through our competitive grant cycles and $70,000 was awarded to students through our scholarship program.  

 Putting philanthropy into action begins with you. When you decide to invest in your local community foundation, you contribute to impact that extends far beyond the amount of your gift!

In our role as a community convener, we work with partners to find innovative opportunities to better our community. We look boldly into the future to help our donors and partners understand challenges, and bring people together to create effective, collaborative solutions. We maximize impact by pooling financial and other support from many sources for the greatest benefit to Rochester area communities and organizations. We are proud to support efforts in food insecurity, homelessness, affordable housing and positive youth development.

Rochester Area Foundation is also an expert on giving. With our deep knowledge of the community and nonprofit best practices, we can guide your giving and ensure you achieve maximum impact. If you want to learn more about the advantages of giving through donor advised funds, or securing your legacy with an endowed fund, we can help. We’re grateful that the region has entrusted us with stewarding over 400 philanthropic funds.

Please join us by supporting your community with a gift to RAF. 

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Rochester Area Foundation

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12 Elton Hills Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901



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