About Us

Messerli Kramer Foundation

The mission of the Messerli Kramer Foundation is to financially assist and support Minnesota communities in their attempts to eliminate the disparities in education experienced by low-income or disadvantaged children and youth.

We are proud to acknowledge that the Messerli Kramer Foundation board is made up of a diverse group of individuals representing all levels of employment including administrative staff, paralegals, associate attorneys and shareholders from our offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Plymouth, MN. Each plays an active role in managing the Foundation’s charitable giving, as well as participating in key initiatives to raise funds throughout the year.

Established in 2005, the Foundation recognizes the historic community involvement of its founders, William F. Messerli and Ross E. Kramer.

To be considered for a Messerli Kramer Foundation grant, an organization must be a tax exempt non-profit designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service and offer solutions in making a difference in the lives of low-income and disadvantaged Minnesotan children and youth regarding education.

Deadline for 2024 Grant Awards
Applications for the 2024 grant cycle must be submitted by September 30, 2024. Grant application forms are available for download below. Please send completed applications, with a copy of the organization’s IRS nonprofit 501(c)(3) status, to MKGrants@messerlikramer.com or mail to:

Messerli Kramer Foundation
Attn: Grant Program
100 South Fifth Street, Suite 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Grant Applications
Application (.pdf)
Application (.doc)