Philanthropic Partners

In addition to support from individuals, we are grateful for the generous support of institutions who award grants and sponsor our concerts.


Corporate sponsors help bring the uplifting power of orchestral music to audiences across the Twin Cities metro, boosting community vitality while providing exciting performance opportunities for students. There are many concert sponsorship opportunities throughout the season.  If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Director of Development Ruth Watkins at

Thanks to our 2016-17 Sponsors

Spring Festival Concerts




December Symphony Concert




2016 String Orchestra Camp


Support from corporate, foundation, and government leaders is integral to GTCYS’ success. We gratefully acknowledge the following institutional donors who supported GTCYS’ programs and need-based scholarships between September 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016.

$25,000 +




This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.



$10,000 – $24,999
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation




$5,000 – $9,999
Anna M. Heilmaier Charitable Foundation
Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation
City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program
Hardenbergh Foundation
Joseph C. and Lillian A. Duke Foundation
Rahr Foundation
Wells Fargo Private Bank

$2,500 – $4,999
Boss Foundation
C. H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation
Ecolab Foundation
Mall of America
Wenger Foundation

$500 – $2,499
Ameriprise Financial
Best Buy Foundation
Bloomington Rotary Club Foundation
Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation
Fein Violins
Gray Plant Mooty Foundation
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport – Mall of America
House of Note
Kopp Family Foundation
McGough Construction
Robins Kaplan Charitable Foundation
Schmitt Music
The Charles and Kathryn Cunningham Family Foundation
Thomson Reuters
U.S. Bank
United Health Foundation

Up to $499
Anonymous (1)
Achieving Dreams
All Strings Attached
Assurant Foundation
Cadenza Music
Microsoft Corporation
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
Voya Financial

Special thanks to the following foundations for supporting our Harmony Program:

Bigelow Foundation

Mardag Foundation

St.-Paul Foundation






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