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 Executive Director Megen Balda at

Thanks to our 2015-16 Sponsors

Holiday Community Concert Series

Wells Fargo

Fall Festival Concerts

Mall of America

Community Concert

Hilton MSP logo (1)

Young Soloists Concerto Competition

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, 2014 and October 1, 2015.

$25,000 +

General Mills

Minnesota State Arts Board

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


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

$2,500 – $4,999
Ameriprise Financial
Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation
Boss Foundation
Ecolab Foundation
Mall of America
Midwest Musical Imports
Wenger Foundation

$500 – $2,499
Baxter International Foundation
Bloomington Rotary Club Foundation
Carlson and The Carlson Family Foundation
Fein Violins
Gray Plant Mooty Foundation
House of Note
Investors Real Estate Trust
Kopp Family Foundation
Robins Kaplan Charitable Foundation
Schmitt Music
Sewell Family Foundation
The Charles and Kathryn Cunningham Family Foundation
The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Thomson Reuters
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
United Health Foundation
Willis Foundation

Up to $499
Anonymous (1)
All Strings Attached
Allina Health System
Assurant Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
Cadenza Music
Dell Giving
Microsoft Corporation
Oracle Corporation
Voya Financial

Special thanks to the following foundations for supporting our West Side Access Program:

Bigelow Foundation

Mardag Foundation

St.-Paul Foundation






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