MINNEAPOLIS - To commemorate the return of Valspar Corp.'s headquarters to the historic Mill District area in Minneapolis, the Valspar Foundation announced $65,000 in grants to five non-profit organizations: MacPhail Center for Music, Mill City Museum, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Mill City Farmers Market and the Guthrie Theater.
"As Minneapolis is Valspar's global headquarters community, we are pleased to support the Mill District neighborhood and the organizations that help make this a vibrant community," said Gary E. Hendrickson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Valspar. "These organizations contribute to our local and regional culture in many ways and help make Minneapolis a great place to live and work."
The Valspar Foundation grants will help fund the non-profit organizations' ongoing programs and enable more people to enjoy their activities and offerings.
One of the nation's largest community music schools, the MacPhail Center for Music provides music education to more than 13,000 students of all backgrounds and abilities with the mission of transforming lives and communities.
Once the world's largest flour mill, the Mill City Museum helps visitors learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the Mississippi River and the city of Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts's mission is to lead the advancement of the book as an evolving art form, achieved through programs that support creators, learners and admirers.
Located in the Mill City Museum, the Mill City Farmers Market inspires and nurtures a healthy community by building a local, sustainable and organic food economy in a vibrant, educational marketplace.
Founded in 1963, the Guthrie Theater is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training, presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures.
Valspar's headquarters were moved back to the Mill District neighborhood in January 2015 after an extensive historic renovation was completed of its building at 1101 South 3rd Street in Minneapolis. The building, built in the early 1900s, is part of a four-building campus and serves as a global hub for product development and performance testing to support customers around the world.