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Walser Foundation in Minneapolis MN


Walser invests in the people and organizations in the communities in which we live and work through charitable giving and volunteerism.  Walser Automotive Group donates 5% of pre-tax earnings to the Walser Foundation and is a proud member of the Minnesota Keystone Program.    

Mission and Focus - The Walser Foundation provides grants to organizations that strengthen communities through support of families, education and human services.  We support programs that promote education and youth development, especially at-risk youth and historically underserved populations, as well as programs that improve quality of life via family, health and human services.  

Eligibility - Grants are restricted to 501 (c)(3) organizations that operate in the greater Twin Cities area and Owatonna.  Contributions will not be made in support of:  individuals, loans or investments, political or lobbying organizations, and sectarian/denominational religious organizations, except where funds are to be used in direct interest of the entire community.

The Walser Foundation primarily makes operating and program grants. Capital grants will receive a lower priority and will largely be made to organizations with which we have a history of support and/or significant employee involvement.

Walser Employee Volunteerism

Walser Foundation provides volunteer opportunities for our employees to join us and our local non-profit partners as we work together to build healthy and safe communities. We believe by working together we can create positive change in our community. Last year Walser employees and their families donated more than 1000 volunteer hours.

Contact Information

To learn more about the Walser Foundation grants and sponsorship programs please email our Foundation Director, Nancy Warner, at nwarner@walser.com

Grant & Event Proposals

Organizations are limited to one application per year. 

For event sponsorship requests, please complete and submit the
Event Sponsorship Form.

Application Process - The Walser Foundation requires all organizations seeking funding to submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) to Nancy Warner, Foundation Direction, at nwarner@walser.com or mail to her attention at Walser Automotive Group, 7700 France Ave. S., Suite 410N, Edina, MN 55435.The Walser Foundation will not respond to funding inquiries that clearly fall outside our stated areas of interest, and we do not accept unsolicited grant applications.

Once we have reviewed an organization's letter of inquiry, a link to the grant application will be provided when deemed appropriate.

Deadline for submission - May 15, 2016 is the application deadline for funding requests and event sponsorships for July 1-December 31, 2016; October 15, 2016 is the application deadline for funding requests and event sponsorships for January 1-June 30, 2017.


For grant reporting, please fill out the
Grant Report form.

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Upcoming Events:

Walser Wednesday
Wednesday, July 27 - CHS Field 

SAVE Walk
Saturday, August 6 - Lake Harriet

Walser Wednesday
Wednesday, August 24 - CHS Field


Together we can make a difference in our community.