Jack and Alvida Browne Family Foundation

In September of 1999, Jack and Alvida Browne gifted a permanent charitable endowment of $1,000,000 to the greater community of Wadena.

Through the Minnesota Foundation, the family created the Jack and Alvida Browne Family Foundation.


Grant Guidelines and Application Procedures:

The Jack and Alvida Browne Family Foundation has been established to enhance the general welfare of the greater Wadena, Minnesota area and to benefit the greater Wadena community through the use of grant funds in the focus areas of:

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Recreation
  • Economic Development
  • Historic & Environmental Preservation

Application Deadline:

The Trustees will accept applications once per year. Applications are due on May 1st and awarded in June. Application forms will be mailed upon written or verbal request.

Print Browne Foundation Application


Applications must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants applying for grant funds must serve the residents and community of the greater Wadena area.
  2. Applicants must be non-profit organizations which have a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status of the Internal Revenue Code and to government agencies.

For complete endowment guideline information and an application form, contact:

Wadena State Bank
PO Box 191
304 1st St. SE
Wadena, MN 56482
(218) 631-1860

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