Corporate and Foundation Gifts


VocalEssence enjoys extraordinary support from a wide variety of foundations that believe in our work. Foundation trustees and program officers are confident that VocalEssence will deliver outcomes for our audience members and program participants that meet and many times surpass their expectations. Funding partners include but are not limited to:

  • The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
  • Alice M. O’Brien Foundation
  • Athwin Foundation
  • Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
  • Bush Foundation
  • Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation
  • Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation
  • Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
  • MAHADH Fund of the HRK Foundation
  • Jerome Foundation
  • Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation
  • Knox Foundation
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • Meet the Composer Inc.
  • The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Peravid Foundation
  • Piper Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • R C Lilly Foundation
  • The Saint Paul Foundation
  • The Wallin Foundation
  • Wenger Foundation


VocalEssence also enjoys annual support from major corporations in the Twin Cities including, but not limited to:

  • 3M
  • Ecolab
  • General Mills
  • Medtronic
  • Piper Jaffray
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Sit Investment Associates
  • Target
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Travelers
  • Xcel Energy
  • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP


VocalEssence receives generous support from the following government agencies.

  • Minnesota State Arts Board through appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • National Endowment for the Arts