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Legacy of the Foundation

The Sauer Family Foundation is committed to using its resources to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and their families. This site features information about our structure, grant history and funding process.

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For children, poverty is not simply unfortunate, it is damaging. The toxic stress that they experience can interrupt
healthy development and permanently affect brain development.

161,000

Minnesota children living in poverty.

55%

of Minnesotans report experiencing one or more Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) in childhood.

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39,606+

Minnesota children involved in reports of maltreatment in 2017.

10,000+

Children in Foster Care in Minnesota in 2018.

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Funding

The Sauer Family Foundation funds in the areas of Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education, Child Welfare (child protection, foster care and adoption), and Child and Youth Well-Being.

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Resources

Our commitment is to use our resources to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and their families in Minnesota.

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Contact Us

Email the Sauer Family Foundation at info@sauerff.org if you have questions.