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Who are we and what do we do?

The Mesabi Range College Foundation's mission is simple - we support Mesabi Range College in the work it does to provide an extraordinary education to our students!

The Foundation, incorporated in 1970, has a rich tradition of supporting the efforts of Mesabi Range College through: scholarships; conveying in-kind donations of physical assets, equipment, technology to various programs; and acting as a fiscal sponsor for grants.

Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed over $1.7 million in tuition support to approximately 4,500 students!  Further, we have conveyed well over $250k in in-kind gifts in the last two years.


The Foundation is incorporated under the statutes of the State of Minnesota, classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under IRS guidelines, and operates with the sanction of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Thus, all gifts are tax deductible!

In these times of raising tuition costs and decreasing state aid, the Foundation's role is more important than ever in helping Mesabi Range College Lead the Way! Join us in helping Mesabi Range College Deliver on it's mission of extraordinary education by Donating Now!, or, Shopping Now!

Mission & Vision

Mesabi Range College Foundation’s mission is to assist Mesabi Range College in promoting extraordinary education opportunities for the students, faculty, staff, and administration.

Further, we pledge to support the College’s work to be the partner of choice to meet the workforce’s and community’s needs.

Finally, we pledge to assist Mesabi Range College in delivering to students, employers, communities, and taxpayers the highest value/most affordable option.

The Foundation is incorporated under the statutes of the State of Minnesota, classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under IRS guidelines, and operates with the sanction of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

View the entire Foundation Strategic Plan.

Programs

The Mesabi Range College Foundation was formed on Sept 17th, 1998 when the Mesabi Community College and Range Technical College Foundations combined to form one organization committed to the promotion of education and educational facilities and the granting of scholarships at Mesabi Range College.

Thus, to further these goals, the Foundation

  • Facilitates approximately $100,000 of tuition support annually through Scholarships.
  • Accepts monetary donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations on behalf of Mesabi Range College.
  • Acts as a Fiscal Agent to facilitate in-kind donations for programmatic support.
  • Acts as a Fiscal Sponsor to facilitate grant oppotunities for the College.

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