Foundation & Government Support

Private and Community Foundation Support

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is proud to have the support of many private and community foundations each year. These foundations play an important role in the Twin Cities by helping to secure the financial future of organizations like the SPCO that strive to make the arts accessible to more people and contribute to the cultural fabric that makes the Twin Cites a thriving place to live and work. We offer our sincerest thanks to our contributors for their ongoing commitment to the dynamic mission and distinctive artistry of the SPCO.

Government Support

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is grateful for over 20 years of support from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts. These ongoing relationships provide essential operating and program support to the SPCO each year.

Logo Msab Clean Water Land And LegacyThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a  Minnesota State Arts Board Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Logo NeaProject funding provided in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 Star ProgramIn addition, the Saint Paul Cultural STAR program provides special project funding, allowing the SPCO to expand and enhance its work.

Funding provided in part by a grant from The Wallace Foundation Excellence Awards. The Wallace Foundation Excellence Awards were created to support exemplary arts organizations to pioneer effective practices to engage more people in high-value arts activities.

Foundation, Organization and Government Supporters:


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation **
Minnesota State Arts Board +


McKnight Foundation +
National Endowment for the Arts +**


Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation +
Anonymous +
Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra +**


John Larsen Foundation +


Anna M. Heilmaier Charitable Foundation, U.S. Bank N.A., Trustee +**


Boss Foundation +
Eugene U. and Mary F. Frey Family Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation +
Gamble Skogmo Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation +*
Hardenbergh Foundation +
Richard Coyle Lilly Foundation +
The Myers Foundation +
United Arts Fund of COMPAS *


Margaret Rivers Fund+
The Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation, Inc. +
Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation °*


Joseph C. and Lillian A. Duke Foundation °*
The Summer Fund
The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation *


Lieberman-Okinow Foundation °
Alice M. O'Brien Foundation +
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Foundation

Recognizes Annual Campaign donors who have given ten or more consecutive years.

Recognizes Annual Campaign donors who have given five to nine consecutive years.

*All or part of this gift supports the CONNECT program.

**All or part of this gift is restricted funding.

For more information on how your Foundation or Organization can help support the SPCO, contact Becky Cline, Assistant Director of Development for Institutional Support at 651.292.3280 or email at .

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