Hibbing Foundation

The Hibbing Foundation reflects the generosity of hundreds of donors and local businesses. The Foundation serves as an umbrella for 40 funds designed to serve and benefit the greater Hibbing community. It works by establishing and administering independent, community-supported endowment funds. Contributions to the Foundation may be used for sponsored projects, especially its commitment to preserving the community’s cultural heritage—the Iron Range represents a diversity of ethnic groups whose ancestors endured the hard work of the local mining industry. It is the Foundation’s vision to further that legacy. Alternatively, donors may direct their gifts to specific initiatives.

The Foundation’s family of funds includes many flexible funds that provide donors with the option of directing their dollars toward their favorite causes and local charities. A group of Hibbing High School alumni and community-spirited individuals established the Hibbing High School Foundation in 2001 that supports the arts, athletics, activities and academics. The Foundation also organizes several scholarship funds for college-bound graduates of Hibbing High School, endowment funds for the Hibbing College Foundation and the Greyhound Bus Museum, a special fund for the local public library, and many other ways of sustaining Hibbing’s excellent quality of life.

How the Hibbing Foundation Makes a Difference

Founded in 1993, the Hibbing Foundation was the first community fund of Minnesota Community Foundation to raise more than $1 million in one year. In all, the Foundation has awarded more than 850 grants totaling more than $1 million with preference given to programs that foster the community’s education, civic engagement, health, economic development and cultural heritage.

For example, the Foundation’s grants have helped provide more than 20,000 meals for low-income local families. It also supports local arts and culture programs, such as a production of "Old Turtle" to more than 5,000 students across the Iron Range.

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