Corporate and Foundation Gifts

Foundations

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:

  • Albrecht Family Foundation
  • Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
  • Anna M. Heilmaier Foundation
  • Arts Midwest
  • Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
  • The Carlson Family Foundation
  • Frey Foundation
  • Grotto Foundation
  • Jerome Foundation
  • Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation
  • Knox Foundation
  • Louis and Mary Kay Smith Family Foundation
  • MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Peravid Foundation
  • Philip and Katherine Nason Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation
  • Piper Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Pohlad Family Foundation
  • R C Lilly Foundation
  • Rochester Area Foundation
  • Roseville Area Community Foundation
  • The Saint Paul Foundation
  • Virgil Thomson Foundation Ltd.
  • The Wallin Foundation
  • Whitney Foundation

Corporations

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

  • 3M Foundation
  • Aajo Design
  • Accredited Investors Wealth Management
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Baker Investments LLC
  • Best Buy Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carlson Companies Inc.
  • Chorus America
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • DEMDACO
  • Ecolab Foundation
  • Ecumen Foundation
  • Eide Bailly LLP
  • Event Lab, LLC
  • ExxonMobil Foundation
  • The Frederic Chopin Society, Inc.
  • General Mills Foundation
  • Google Inc.
  • The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation
  • Jefferson Lines Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
  • The Links, Inc.
  • Medtronic Community Foundation
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Minnesota Humanities Center
  • Minnesota Monthly
  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Schmitt Music Company
  • Sigma Pi Phi / Omicron Boule
  • Sit Investment Associates Inc.
  • Sons of Norway
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • Sunrise Banks
  • Target Corporation
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Travelers Foundation
  • Twin Cities Opera Guild
  • U.S. Bancorp Foundation
  • Unisys
  • Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
  • Wenger Foundation
  • Xcel Energy

Government

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
  • City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR
  • Consulado de Mexico en Saint Paul