About MCAF

About the Martin County Area Foundation

About the Martin County Area Foundation

Mission Statement

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


“It is the responsibility of every human being to aspire to do something worthwhile, to make this world a better place than the one he found.”
– Albert Einstein

MCAF Focuses on 5 General Areas

Arts & Humanities

Community & Civic Affairs

Social & Economic Growth



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Glad we could help.One of our cat rooms got an upgrade! Thank you to the Martin County Area Foundation for the grant that made it possible. Also thank you to Boekett Building Supply and Day Plumbing for the discounts on the supplies and Roy Boucher for the great work and discount. To prevent the cupboard from being a scratching post, stainless steel panels were added to the ends. Those were donated by Sherry Dejoung and Wiederhoeft Welding.Thank you for all of the support from Martin County businesses. ... See MoreSee Less
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Planning your year-end giving? Consider a gift to the Martin County Area Foundation.Help us continue our mission to enhance the quality of life for the communities of Martin County.Did you know that 100% of the money donated to the Foundation is still earning interest and giving back? All of the grants we have provided have been from the interest earned, not the principal.For more information on how you can support the Foundation, visit: www.mcareafoundation.org/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Grants Awarded

1.4 M

Grant Dollars Awarded


Year Fund Established

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.

Distribute by...

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.