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.

STAR Program


Foundation, Organization and Government Supporters:


Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation**
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation **
Minnesota State Arts Board


F.R. Bigelow Foundation**
The Joyce Foundation**
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation**
Mardag Foundation**
McKnight Foundation


Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation
The Augustine Foundation**
National Endowment for the Arts**


Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra**
John Larsen Foundation


Eugene U. and Mary F. Frey Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation

Pohlad Family Foundation


Boss Foundation
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music**
B.C. Gamble and P.W. Skogmo Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation**
The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
Hardenbergh Foundation
Lieberman-Okinow Foundation
R. C. Lilly Foundation
Mayo Foundation
Gertrude R. Shiely Charitable Trust
Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Foundation**


The Alice M. Ditson Fund**
Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation
Margaret Rivers Fund
Lillian Wright and C. Emil Berglund Foundation**


Summer Fund


Alice M. O’Brien Foundation
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Foundation


**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, Associate Director of Development at 651.292.3280 or email at