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 Megen Balda at

Thanks to our 2016-17 Sponsors

Spring Festival Concerts




December Symphony Concert




Community Concerts









2017 Concerto Competition

2017 String Orchestra Camps


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 March 15, 2016 and March 15, 2017.

$50,000 +

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.



$25,000 – $49,999

Bigelow Foundation

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

Mardag Foundation




St.-Paul 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

$2,500 – $4,999
Boss Foundation
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation
Ecolab Foundation
General Mills Foundation
Wenger Foundation

$500 – $2,499
AAPA Division of Twin Cities Anesthesia Associates Fund
All Strings Attached
Ameriprise Financial
Best Buy Foundation
Bloomington Rotary Club Foundation
Fein Violins
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport – Mall of America
House of Note
Kopp Family Foundation
McGough Construction
Robins Kaplan Charitable Foundation
Schmitt Music
Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation
The Charles and Kathryn Cunningham Family Foundation
The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Thomson Reuters
U.S. Bank
United Health Foundation
Willis Towers Watson

Up to $499
Anonymous (1)
Aon Foundation
Assurant Foundation
Boston Scientific
Cadenza Music
Dell Giving
Medtronic Foundation
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
Voya Financial






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