The Olseth Family Foundation is working to improve community through support of the arts, education, the environment and the underserved.

A Virtual Reading From incumbent United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo


As we all seek calm during a global pandemic, we are delighted to support a virtual reading from incumbent United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, the first Native American to hold that honor. Ms. Harjo’s works often include themes such as defining self, the arts and social justice. The reading is organized by Riverland Community College, Austin, Minnesota and Central Lakes College, Brainerd, Minnesota. Date: November 12, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST.



Click here  for this complimentary event.

Supporting Oregon Public Broadcasting
and the Timber Wars Documentary


The Olseth Family Foundation is delighted to support Oregon Public Broadcasting’s look back at the Pacific Northwest’s historic fight over trees, owls, the meaning of the natural world and the consequences of this conflict thirty years on.

Helping Fund Planned Parenthood’s Uptown Health Center

Reproductive healthcare is imperative at any time, but as the novel coronavirus has upended our lives accessibility to a clinic is more important than ever. The foundation is excited to be a funder of the Planned Parenthood North Central States new Minneapolis Uptown health center. The health center will focus on family planning services, clinical research work, and a growing Education and Outreach team.


We will also continue supporting the Teen Council, an intensive year-long youth development program that trains 15-19 year-old students in the Minnesota cities of Duluth, Rochester, Minneapolis and St. Paul, to become leaders in promoting reproductive health among their peers. The three primary focus areas are education, advocacy and service. Each participating teen will become a peer educator, building skills, competence and knowledge about sexual health topics. Every school year, each Teen Council cohort reach more than 1000 of their friends, family and peers with accurate health information vis-à-vis by providing formal classroom presentations, participating in community service projects and reproductive advocacy.

Olseth Family Foundation Recognizes EV Leaders Across Minnesota


On September 22nd, the Olseth Family Foundation recognized a diverse group of participants through the Recharge Minnesota program. An inaugural group of for-profit and non-profit institutional leaders have joined Recharge Minnesota to support and promote electric vehicles (EVs) across the state. The Olseth Family Foundation was one of the initial outreach sponsors and continues to be a key partner of the Recharge Mankato initiative, upon which the statewide initiative is based.


Organizations recognized by Recharge Minnesota have each pledged to take positive actions related to EVs that fit their circumstance and share their experiences to help others learn.

For more information, visit Recharge Minnesota’s website here >