The State Fair counts on donors like you for vital support to bring unique fair experiences from vision to reality and for continued funding to enhance and improve these programs in the future! Consider the best way to support the Minnesota State Fair Foundation to meet your philanthropic goals.
Friends of the Fair
Become a 2023 Friend of the Fair member and receive a variety of benefits through the Minnesota State Fair Foundation; membership levels start at $25 per year.
Grand Champion Club
Invest in the Foundation’s mission with a gift of $1,000 or more annually. Grand Champions are invited to events throughout the year and receive special recognition on the fairgrounds.
The forward-thinking donors of our 1854 Society show dedication to benefiting the fair beyond their lifetimes by making planned gifts or including us in their wills or estate plans.
Benches and Tables
Commemorate a special person, treasured occasion, or your overwhelming love for the fair with a personalized bench or table on the fairgrounds!
- Benches: $2,500 contribution
- Tables: $5,000 contribution
Areas to Support
Program Area Giving
Give directly to the area of the fair you love the most! You may make gifts directly to these State Fair program areas:
Donors to the Foundation have made projects possible all across the fairgrounds bringing new buildings and experiences to life. We invite you to learn more about what we’re currently working on!
Give a gift that lasts forever! Your endowment gift can support the Foundation’s General Endowment focusing on areas of greatest need or you can direct your gift to support any of the Foundation’s focus areas.
Gifts of Stock
Donating appreciated securities – such as stock or mutual funds – to Minnesota State Fair Foundation is a tax-wise approach to preserving and improving the State Fair.
Planning Your Gift
Fulfill your philanthropic wishes in coordination with your overall financial and estate planning. Learn more about how gift planning can make a difference in the future of the Minnesota State Fair.
Other Ways to Give
There’s nothing better than getting together with Foundation supporters, and not just during the twelve days of fun!
Volunteers make an impact at the Minnesota State Fair Foundation! Opportunities abound for those looking for fun, unique and interesting volunteer summer and fair-time positions.
Shopping supports the State Fair you love. From Commemorative Art to FairWear, get your State Fair merchandise here!
Contributions to the Minnesota State Fair Foundation may be tax-deductible. The Foundation’s 501(c)(3) designation number is 41-2013696.
Donations to program areas and for benches and tables are not part of the Friends of the Fair program and are fully tax-deductible.