Children's Museum of South Dakota

Larson Foundation

The Larson Foundation

The Larson Foundation is a grant making foundation created by the Larson Family to share their good fortune with the people of South Dakota.

It was established by Dale Larson, CEO and President of Larson Manufacturing Company, the nation's leading manufacturer of storm doors and storm windows.

The purpose of establishing a foundation was to give back to the community of Brookings and the state of South Dakota which have played a significant role in the growth and prospering of Larson Manufacturing. The focus of the Foundation’s grant making is to help people in need to achieve a better quality of life. Incorporated in 1990, the Larson Family Foundation provides grants to qualified non-profit organizations in the areas of human service, education and cultural activities. The main emphasis of grants awarded is to fulfill basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter and education.