Winter 2009

 

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General Grants

Grace House of Itasca County, Grand Rapids

$10,000

Expand services to offer increased hands-on services to guests and help them access other community services.

Minnesota Resource Center, Duluth

$10,000

To enhance the work readiness training offered through MRC’s Core Employment Skills Training Program.

Lighthouse for the Blind, Duluth

$24,000

To extend the Senior Blind Empowerment Program services to eight new communities in northeast Minnesota. The creation of empowerment groups will serve as a way for seniors with visual impairments to better cope with issues of isolation, mobility, and loss.

Community Café, Grand Rapids

$10,000

To increase nutrition, socialization, and resource services provided to individuals and families in the Deer River area.

North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity, Virginia

$10,000

To offer hands-on experience in the building trades to area high school students through Habitat for Humanity.

North Shore Horizons, Inc., Two Harbors

$15,000

To support the development of transitional and long-term supportive housing to individuals and families experiencing domestic or sexual violence and chronic homelessness in Lake and Cook counties.

Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund, Duluth

$10,000

To assist the DLEF in offering financial support to arts/culture, beautification/ environment, economic development, education, human services, and parks/recreation initiatives in the Duluth community.

Lake Superior Zoological Society, Duluth

$25,000

To assist the transition of operating the Lake Superior Zoo to a public/private partnership between the City of Duluth and the Lake Superior Zoological Society.

Fond du Lac Reservation Human Services Division, Cloquet

$1,000

To co-sponsor the MN/WI American Indian Cancer Conference to be held October 22 - 24, 2008 at the Black Bear Casino Resort.

City of Mountain Iron, Mountain Iron

$3,500

To support the elderly nutrition program which serves older adults in Mountain Iron and the surrounding area.

University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, Wisc.

$1,500

To co-sponsor the Northwoods Nonprofits Educational Program, which offers training and educational seminars to area nonprofit organizations.

The Northspan Group, Inc., Duluth

$2,500

To support Phase II - Regional Communications Planning for the Iron Range Readiness initiative.

Copeland Community Center, Duluth

$500

To support the Twin Ports Area Hmong New Year Celebration to be held on Saturday, December 6 at the First United Methodist Church.

CHUMWorks, Inc., Duluth

$4,600

To support low-income displaced workers transition back into the workforce.

MN Council on Foundations, Minneapolis

$2,900

Membership support for programs and activities for 2009.

Advocates Against Domestic Abuse, Aitkin

$1,500

To build the capacity to develop additional affordable and supportive housing in Aitkin County.

The Salvation Army, Duluth

$1,000

In support of community outreach for families in need.

Rainy River Community College, International Falls

$2,400

To host a series of cultural appreciation events and diversity celebrations for the College and local community.

APEX, Duluth

$15,000

To support economic development efforts in Duluth and the surrounding area.

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Strengthening Families Grants

Action Through Churches Together (ACT), Grand Rapids

$7,000

To develop a youth theater project that will deliver presentations on poverty and social justice issues to elementary, middle, and high school students in Itasca County.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth

$20,000

To expand Boys and Girls Club operations and strengthen administrative capacity by improving annual, capita, and planned giving fundraising capacities.

Copeland Community Center, Duluth

$20,000

To maintain connections for youth displaced and relocated during the neighborhood revitalization project in Harbor Highlands.

Root Children Fund, McGregor

$300

A memorial contribution on behalf of Northland Village to support the Root Family Benefit.

Woodland Middle School - ISD #709, Duluth

$5,000

To implement the Restorative Learning process to help children and adults take personal responsibility for their actions.

ISD #319 Community Education, Nashwauk

$1,140

To offer out-of-school time homework help for students in grades K-12 at the Nashwauk and Keewatin Schools.

Virginia School District, #706, Virginia

$5,000

To expand early childhood education, integrate preschool services, and increase the capacity of parents and child care providers to become involved in preparing young children for school success.

Piedmont Elementary School - ISD #709, Duluth

$500

To offer experiential learning opportunities for 4th and 5th grade students at Piedmont Elementary School.

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota, Chisholm

$1,000

To support out-of-school time activities for children in the Chisholm community.

Kinship of Aitkin County, Aitkin

$5,000

To continue support for Aitkin County youth and families through positive mentoring experiences, education, and healthy community connections.

Churchill Elementary - ISD #094, Cloquet

$2,800

To raise the achievement levels in reading and mathematics with selected 4th and 5th grade students on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments.

The Saint Paul Foundation, Saint Paul

$3,000

To continue support of a Funders Network that strengthens the individual and collective efforts to enhance the well-being of Minnesota's young children and their families.

Grand Rapids School District #318, Grand Rapids

$1,500

To expand effective literacy promotion opportunities to six locations in greater Itasca County.

Birch Grove Community School - Community Education, Tofte

$2,000

To continue operational support for preschool programming serving the west end of Cook County.

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Duluth

$5,000

To expand the offering of Junior Achievement's "Our Nation" programming to area 5th grade classrooms.

Deer River Schools - ISD #317, Deer River

$1,000

To promote the physical, mental, and social health of students, families, and community members in the Deer River school district.

ISD #361 Community Education, International Falls

$410

In support of Camp Invention, a hands-on science, engineering, and math curriculum targeted to ISD #361 students in grades 1-6.

Arrowhead Juvenile Center, Duluth

$250

For a youth-led community service project, assisting children and families during the holiday season.

Girl Scouts of MN/WI Lakes & Pines Council, Duluth

$5,000

To initiate a weekly "in-the-school" Girl Scouting program at Grant Elementary School (Duluth).

Duluth Art Institute, Duluth

$2,000

In support of the Free Family Days that promote respect for other cultures and  involvement in the community through take-home art activities.

Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth

$1,000

In support of multi-cultural entertainment and education performances of "Legacy of Hope" the story of opera singer Marian Anderson.

Minnesota Community Education Association, Lindstrom

$750

In support of a one day regional training intended to offer new ideas, information, and techniques for youth workers in northeastern Minnesota.

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, Cloquet

$600

In support of a holiday celebration event for youth participants in an earth science camp.

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KIDS PLUS Grants

 

 

There were no KIDS PLUS Grants this quarter.

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Early Childhood Grants

 

 

There were no Early Childhood Grants this quarter.

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Youth in Philanthropy Grants

Girl Scout Troop #4119, Hermantown

$1,000

To support a theater performance, "Holocaust Witness: The Legacy of Anne Frank" at Hermantown and Duluth area schools.

Deer River High School - ISD #317, Deer River

$1,000

To provide food commodities to families in need through the Kids Against Hunger Project.

Northern St Louis County 4-H Federation, Virginia

$500

To support youth educational activities at the MN 4-H Adult Volunteer Association Forum to be held February 19-22, 2009.

Northwood Children's Services, Duluth

$1,000

To create a new after school program for high school students at Northwoods Children's Services.

Northome School - ISD #363, Northome

$500

To assist high school students to implement a community beautification project.

Wrenshall School - ISD #100, Wrenshall

$500

To provide peer helper support for 7th grade students at Wrenshall School.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth

$600

To provide supplies for club members to make holiday gifts for others.

Hill City School - ISD #002, Hill City

$1,000

To offer foreign language opportunities for high school students at Hill City Schools.

Neighborhood Youth Services, Duluth

$1,000

To support a performing arts club for young people at Neighborhood Youth Services in Duluth.

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SMDC Health System Grants

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, Duluth

SMDC: $5,000
Northland Foundation: $14,452

To extend care consultant activities that help families in managing long-term care needs and making informed decisions that allow older adults to remain independent in their home and community.

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