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Northland awards 51 grants, supports diversity and equality

Erik Torch elected to Minnesota Council on Foundations Board

Heidi St. John joins Northland Foundation as Program Associate

"Adventure Gap" grant opportunity announced; funding available to support children's outdoor activities


REGISTER TODAY! Child Care Providers Appreciation & Training
March 12, 2016 ...MORE
"Brain Development in Young Children" w/Molly Harney, PhD
Feb-Apr, various sites ...MORE
FREE Trainings for Licensed Child Care Providers Feb.-June ...MORE
Save the date: Early Childhood Summit, April 14 ...MORE

event artChild Care Providers' Appreciation & Training Seminar is set for March 12th. Register today!

Come one and all! Child Care Providers - centers, licensed family-based, and informal child care providers who regularly care for the children of family, friends, and neighbors are all welcome. This popular event is a tremendous value for a low cost and a chance to network with other providers.

Katy Smith photoDuring the daylong workshop, Katy Smith, a licensed Parent Educator and 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, will lead two amazing trainings. The first, It’s Playtime: The Essential Role of Play in Childhood, will help articulate how important play is to children and the research that supports the role of play in learning and development. The second, Communicating with Parents: Navigating Tough and Tender Conversations is filled with great strategies to help you communicate more effectively with children and families.

Participants will enjoy a light breakfast, packets of learning materials, an excellent speaker, children's books give- away, lunch, and prize drawings. Training Hours certificates are available at the end of the day.

Visit the EVENTS page for more details and to register.

Business Finance Program: Read about some of our borrowers or contact us regarding your project

The Northland Foundation launched its Business Finance Program in 1988 to help bridge the gaps in financing available to northeastern Minnesota businesses. Since then, we have lent over $60 million to hundreds of businesses. Read some of our Borrowers' Stories here. Do you have a potential loan project? Contact Michael Colclough, Director of Business Finance or Kurt Johnson, Senior Loan Officer.

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