Corporate, 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.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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

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

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Corporate Support

Corporate support of the SPCO helps us to share our music with more than 250,000 people in the Twin Cities and beyond each year, increasing the artistic vibrancy and quality of life within our community. The SPCO works with its corporate partners to develop sponsorship and recognition opportunities that best support your company’s goals for community relations, client entertainment, employee engagement, and brand visibility. Please contact Becky Cline, Director of Development, at 651.292.3280 or [email protected] for more information.

Institutional Investors

With the support of our community, we are able to continue to deliver on our mission to share music with as many people as possible in the Twin Cities and beyond. We thank the generous institutional funders below for their support during the 2020.21 fiscal year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021) or the 2021.22 fiscal year (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022).

$250,000 +
Minnesota State Arts Board

$100,000 – $249,999
Katherine B. Andersen Fund
National Endowment for the Arts

$50,000 – $99,999
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The McKnight Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

Ecolab Inc. Foundation
Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
General Mills Foundation
Hardenbergh Foundation
Margaret H. and James E. Kelley Foundation
Otto Bremer Trust
Securian Foundation
United Properties

$15,000 – $24,999
Anna M. Heilmaier Charitable Foundation
Mairs & Power, Inc.
Rahr Foundation
The Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program
Sit Investment Associates, Inc.
United Healthcare
U.S. Bank
Xcel Energy Foundation

$10,000 – $14,999
Best Buy Foundation
The Boss Foundation
The Clinton Family Fund
The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
Piper Sandler Companies Foundation
RBC Foundation-USA
Robins Kaplan LLP
Stinson LLP
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Wenger Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999
Beaverdale Foundation
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc
Faegre Drinker Foundation
Felhaber Larson
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
Eugene U. and Mary F. Frey Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation
John Larsen Foundation
Mayo Clinic
Midwest Radiology
PAK Properties
The Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation, Inc
Stonebridge Capital Advisors, LLC
Success Computer Consulting, Inc.
Think Bank
Travelers Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999
Amphion Foundation
Carlson Capital Management
Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
Eide Bailly
Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation
Lathrop GPM Foundation
Maslon LLP
Mutual of America
Margaret Rivers Fund
Tennant Foundation

$1,500 – $2,499
Bailey Nurseries Foundation
House of Note
Independent Franchise Partners
Merchant & Gould
Peregrine Capital Management, Inc.
Summit Financial Advisors
Lillian Wright & C. Emil Berglund Foundation

$1,000 – $1,499
Bremer Bank
Federated Insurance Company
Ideal Printers
NTH, Inc.

$999 and below
Claire Givens Violins
National Checking Company
Smith Foundry Company