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Philanthrofund Foundation Records

Identifier: Tretter-283

Scope and Content

The Philanthrofund Foundation records are composed of financial documents, photographs, newsletters, fundraising and grant seeking information, operational documents, reports, articles, event pamphlets, CDs, DVDs, textiles, and ephemera. Extensive coverage is given to the financial records of the organization.


  • 1981-2012, undated


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members. Note that some of these materials are currently unprocessed; please contact the curator for access.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Historical Note

The Philanthrofund Foundation was founded in 1987 as a community fund of $2000. The organization is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Philanthrofund provides grants and scholarships to GLBT-related individuals and organizations in the Minnesota and Upper Midwest GLBT community. The fund seeks to develop GLBT leadership and inspire philanthropic giving within and beyond the GLBT community.


10 Linear Feet (5 boxes and oversized posters and displays)


The Philanthrofund Foundation records include the administrative records and financial documents, publications, and event memorabilia used by the Philanthrofund Foundation.


This collection has been maintained in its original order and is listed by folder title.

Related Materials

OutFront Minnesota records.

Minnesota Gay and Lesbian Legal Assistance records.

Minnesota Civil Liberties Union records.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Shaw as part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Philanthrofund Foundation records, 1981-2012
In Progress
Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw
2013, January 2015, October 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area