Maada’ookiing Grant Increase: The maximum grant amount has increased to $5,000 for eligible Native American individuals or small groups. Apply by September 15, 2024, for fall funding consideration.

Area We Serve

Seven Northeast Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis, and all or parts of five Native nations: Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (District I), and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (District II).

The Northland Foundation humbly acknowledges that the region we serve rests on both ancestral and contemporary lands of Anishinaabe/Ojibwe and other Native people. Please read more about this land and its history.

A Regional Resource

Since 1986

$150M

Raised To Benefit The Region

$56M

In Grant Funds Awarded

$75M

Invested In Local Businesses

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April 2024 Notes Newsletter


Announcing New Board Trustees


Maada’ookiing January 2024 Newsletter

From traditional, ancestral & contemporary lands of Ojibwe, Dakota, Northern Cheyenne & other Native people. See a more detailed acknowledgement of this land and its history.

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