Child Passenger Safety

Martin County Area Foundation provided funding to the South Central EMS's Child Passenger Safety Program to help provide car seats and safety educational materials to Martin County families in-need. 

South Central Volunteer Dive Team

In 2020, Martin County Area Foundation provided funding to the South Central Volunteer Dive Team to help purchase and refurbish a Suburban for hauling their boat and equipment.

4-H Adopt-A-Market Lamb

Eli Olson with his lamb from the Martin County 4-H Adopt-A-Market Lamb program. The Martin County Area Foundation provided funding to purchase grooming supplies that could be utilized by the youth members in the program to prepare their lambs for exhibition at the...

Martin County EMS – COVID Relief

Pictured are suits Ceylon EMS purchased with the COVID relief funds that were given to EMS organizations in Martin County from the Martin County Area Foundation in partnership with the Schmeeckle Foundation. The suits help protect the EMS members. Pictured...

Fairmont Robotics S.T.E.M. Camp

The community youth members are pictured utilizing the robotic kits that we helped Fairmont Robotics purchase in 2019.

Making A Difference: Training Too and Luck Save A Life

The morning of December 18, 2006 started out like the usual for the family of Dick and Linda Paplinski, but it ended up being a day that they and Deputy Jean Vath of the Martin County Sheriff's Office will never forget. "I actually have no memory of that day," Dick...


Mission Statement

The Martin County Area Foundation shall acquire, manage, and distribute charitable funds to enhance the quality of life in Martin County.


Grants Awarded

1.4 M

Grant Dollars Awarded


Year Fund Established

The Martin County Area Foundation makes Fairmont, Minnesota and the surrounding towns a better place to live and work.

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With your help we will:

Acquire by...

Continuing to seek strong charitable investment support from individuals, businesses, and industries.

Manage by...

Operating under the legal umbrella of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

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Giving funds from the earnings of its investment fund. These are awarded as grants for creative programs and projects, which fill unmet needs and enrich our lives.

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