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Carlson Family Lightshield Foundation at a Glance

The Carlson Family Lightshield Foundation seeks to be a source of light in the world while creating a legacy of benevolence. 

We fund organizations that we know are effective and accountable and where we can truly make a difference by combining funding and business acumen to help them move to the next level. In our giving, we consider areas and industries where we have the influence to leverage our impact.


City of Elk River Dock Now Open

“It’s about creating a destination for people that live in Elk River and never have access to the river, so they can walk down into that beautiful park and spend an afternoon on that dock fishing or just enjoying looking at the water current.” 

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