St. Paul Promise Neighborhood
St. Paul Promise Neighborhood

Our Values

  • Community
  • Service
  • Family
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Humility

We engage individual compassion and interests as stewards, rooted in shared values, to work, learn, and do something remarkable together.

Board of Directors

Alice Mortenson

Chris Mortenson

Dana Mortenson

David Mortenson

Kate Mortenson

Katie Mortenson

Mark Mortenson

Mathias Mortenson

Nathalie Mortenson

Board Officers

Alice Mortenson, Chair

Nathalie Mortenson, Vice President

Mark Mortenson, Secretary

Randy Jenson, Treasurer

Donna Dalton, Executive Director (Ex-Officio)


The Mortenson Family Foundation was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the means for the family to join together to express their common values.

1999 – 2009
In its first decade, the Foundation provided grants to local, national, and international charitable organizations that represent the family members' interest in a variety of areas.  

The Board of Directors formalized the Foundation’s systems and structure. Donna Dalton joined the Foundation as Executive Director. The Foundation began a three-year planning process for its grantmaking programs.  

The Foundation celebrated its 15-year anniversary and the milestone of cumulatively providing 375 grants to organizations. The Foundation continues to strengthen its understanding of how to best help communities.

Learn about our family philosophy