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In challenging economic times such as this, the Northland Foundation is especially grateful for the generosity of the following businesses, foundations, organizations, and individuals who have provided support over the past year.


Business Finance Program

Calvert Foundation
Community Reinvestment Fund
Iron Range Resources
Minnesota Power – an ALLETE Company
M & I Community Development Corporation
Northwest Area Foundation
Opportunity Finance Network
Republic Bank
Rural Energy Development Initiative, a program of the
space Southwest Initiative Foundation
State of Minnesota – Department of Employment and
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The McKnight Foundation
UMD Center for Economic Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
U.S. Department of Treasury – Community Development
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Wells Fargo

Other Economic Development Initiatives

AgStar Fund for Rural America
Granite Equity Partners, LLC
Blandin Foundation
Minnesota Power – an ALLETE Company
Iron Range Resources

Grant Program

The McKnight Foundation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Strengthening Communities Fund - Nonprofit Capacity Building Program
SMDC Health System
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Initiative Foundation


The McKnight Foundation
Minnesota Power Foundation
Qwest Foundation
Great River Energy
Duluth Lion’s Club
Chuck and Jori Walt

Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative

The McKnight Foundation
Minnesota Department of Human Services
SMDC Health System
Blandin Foundation

Minnesota Thrive Initiative

Bush Foundation
The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Foundation for Children,
space a supporting organization of the Minneapolis Foundation
The Sheltering Arms Foundation
Miller-Dwan Foundation
Mardag Foundation
Medica Foundation

Early Childhood Fund

Molly Minkkinen

KIDS PLUS Twin Ports Youth Leadership Academy

Walter & Valerie Broughton and Merrill Lynch & Co.
SMDC Health System
AgStar Fund for Rural Development
Republic Bank
National Bank of Commerce
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Fredrick P.A.
Como Lube & Supplies
RJS Construction Group
M & I Bank
McGladrey & Pullen
Oneida Realty
A & A Enterprises
Amsoil, Inc.
Enbridge Energy Corporation
Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX)
Murphy Oil Company
Superior Water, Light & Power Co.
North Shore Bank of Commerce
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund
Maurices Incorporated
The Keeley Group
Innovative Pine Technologies
Midwest Energy Resources
Labovitz Enterprises
Granite Equity Partners
Superior Jaycees

Twin Ports Youth Leadership Service Project
Diocese of Superior                   
Lions Club                    
Superior Optimist Club    
Lowell Elementary   
The Shack Smokehouse & Grille
Northwest Outlet  
Lakehead Kimmes, Inc.            
Northland Painting          
Valentini's Vicino Lago              
City of Superior                       
Walmart - Superior                             
Clyde Iron Pizza                       
Amys Excavating                     
AA Roll-Off                            
Johnson's Bakery                    
Northwest Beverages
Jill Dalbacka

Northland Assisted Living

American Bank of the North
Blandin Foundation
City of Buhl
City of Hoyt Lakes
Iron Range Resources
City of McGregor
M & I Community Development Corporation
Opportunity Finance Network
Otto Bremer Foundation
Republic Bank

AGE to age: bringing generations together

San Francisco Foundation/Community
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space The Atlantic Philanthropies
Bush Foundation
Blandin Foundation
Otto Bremer Foundation
Communities for All Ages

Minnesota Beautiful Program

Valspar Foundation