The George W. Neilson Foundation's concentration for its giving program is the city of Bemidji and the surrounding area. We are committed to following the wishes of contributor Katharine Neilson Cram that we support the Bemidji area, her beloved northern Minnesota, where she spent the summers of her youth and lived throughout her later life.

The George W. Neilson Foundation will continue to support community development projects by making grants to programs and projects that will improve the lives of the area's children, adults and senior citizens.

Please contact the Foundation if you believe your organization could benefit from a Neilson Grant.