Children experience well-being. They grow up and develop in environments where they are:
The mission of the Sauer Family Foundation is to invest in strengthening the well-being of children
so they thrive in their families and communities.
We fund in the state of Minnesota with priority given to the seven-county metro area. We work in settings that serve children who are at-risk or experiencing abuse or neglect, exposed to toxic stress/trauma, or have challenges developing reading, writing and math skills. This includes schools and early childhood settings, non-profit and research organizations, government agencies, collaborations, and networks.
In 2020, 68% of children in foster care in Minnesota were with relatives/kinship care.
We have funded 10 schools and 5 community-based programs calming 3,968 students.
One in five students has a language based learning disability.
Native American and Students of Color are 34% of Minnesota’s K-12 population. Our educator workforce is 96% white.
The Sauer Family Foundation funds in the areas of Family Relationships, Resilience to Trauma, Educational Success and Diverse Workforce.
We invest in strengthening the well-being of children so they thrive in their families and communities.