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 Cities 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 decades 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.

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 2022.23 fiscal year (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023).

$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
New Music USA
Securian Foundation
United Properties

$15,000 – $24,999
Anna M. Heilmaier Charitable Foundation
City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR
Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Mairs & Power, Inc.
Sit Investment Associates, Inc.
United Healthcare
U.S. Bank

$10,000 – $14,999
Best Buy Foundation
Dorsey & Whitney LLP & The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
Hardenbergh Foundation
John Larsen Foundation
RBC Wealth Management / RBC Foundation-USA
Robins Kaplan LLP
Stinson LLP
Stonebridge Capital Advisors, LLC
The Boss Foundation
Wenger Foundation
Xcel Energy Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999
Beaverdale Foundation
Eide Bailly
Eugene U. and Mary F. Frey Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation
Felhaber Larson
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc.
Mayo Clinic
PAK Properties
Rahr Foundation
Success Computer Consulting, Inc.
The Clinton Family Fund
The Nara Fund

$2,500 – $4,999
Amphion Foundation
Bailey Nurseries Foundation
Carlson Capital Management
Lathrop GPM Foundation
Lillian Wright & C. Emil Berglund Foundation
Margaret Rivers Fund
Maslon LLP
Merchant & Gould
Mutual of America
Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, PA
Tennant Foundation
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc

$1,500 – $2,499
Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
McGough Construction
Peregrine Capital Management, LLC of The Minneapolis Foundation
Rimrock Capital Management, LLC

$1,000 – $1,499
Federated Insurance Company
House of Note
Margaret H. and James E. Kelley Foundation
NTH, Inc.

$999 and below
Independent Franchise Partners
National Checking Company