The Minnesota Power Foundation gives in ways that strengthen communities and enhance the quality of life for people served by Minnesota Power/ALLETE.

Powerful Impact

Good corporate citizenship is as much a part of Minnesota Power’s mission as is providing reliable energy. That is why it established the Minnesota Power Foundation in 2006. For more than a decade, the Foundation has directed its resources in powerful, impactful ways.

Each year, the Foundation distributes nearly $1 million in grants, scholarships and sponsorship support to advance its priorities in education, community enrichment, arts and culture, and health and human services. It is one of the region’s foremost supporters of the United Way and serves as a valuable resource for organizations and individuals across the region.

2019 Community Investment Report

Our Community Investment Report highlights some of the people and programs that benefit from Minnesota Power Foundation grants and corporate contributions.

To receive a free print copy of the report, contact:

Aimee Curtis
Administrator, Community Relations
and Minnesota Power Foundation
30 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802


We offer “Positively Powerful” scholarships for deserving college students pursuing a bachelor’s or an associate’s degree in a qualifying field of study.


Grants from the Minnesota Power Foundation support efforts to improve the health and vitality of communities in our service areas. Qualified organizations and schools seeking funds must complete an online application.