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The Northland Foundation gratefully acknowledges the businesses, foundations, organizations, and individuals who have contributed their support during the past 25 years. Many of them are longtime allies who continue to work with Northland and offer resources to help northeastern Minnesota to thrive.

The following partners provided funding during the most recent fiscal year.







Business Finance Program

Calvert Foundation
Community Reinvestment Fund
Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board
Minnesota Power – an ALLETE Company
M & I Community Development Corporation
Northwest Area Foundation
Opportunity Finance Network
Republic Bank
State of Minnesota – Department of Employment and
spaceEconomic Development
The McKnight Foundation
UMD Center for Economic Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
U.S. Department of Treasury – Community Development
spaceFinancial Institution Fund
Wells Fargo Community Development

Economic Development Initiatives

Blandin Foundation
The McKnight Foundation

Grant Program

The McKnight Foundation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families as part spaceof the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Strengthening Communities
spaceFund - Nonprofit Capacity Building Program
Essentia Health
Minnesota Community Foundation Republican National Convention Host Committee Fund


The McKnight Foundation
Walmart Foundation State Giving Programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Minnesota Power Foundation
Great River Energy
Hickory Tech Foundation
Miller-Dwan Foundation
Miner's Inc. – Super One
Chuck and Jori Walt

2010-11 KIDS PLUS Twin Ports Youth Leadership Academy

Walter and Valerie Broughton and Merrill Lynch & Company
Essentia Health
Walmart Foundation State Giving Programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin
A & A Enterprises
Amsoil, Inc.
Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX)
Enbridge Energy Corporation
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Fredrick P.A.
Labovitz Enterprises
M & I Bank
McGladrey & Pullen
Midwest Energy Resources
Monaco Air Duluth
Murphy Oil Company
National Bank of Commerce
Oneida Realty
Republic Bank
RJS Construction Group
Rotary Club of Duluth – Harbortown
Jan and Dean Amys
Zane Bail
Robert and Dawn Barto
Jim and Michelle Beauto
Norman and Kaydell Boucher
Elaine and Bruce Buckner
David and Wendy Carter
Steve and Britt DeVinck
Steve Erlemeier
Robert and Barbara Fuhrman
Randy and Colleen Gunderson
Reid and Lynn Haglin
Todd and Lori Keute
Elizabeth and John Kratz
Marieta Johnson
Scott and Brenda Johnson
Daniel and Julie Lindberg
Michael and Martha Maddy
Steve and Shari McCorison
Gordon and Kristen Mesedahl
Julie and Pat Moon
Timothy and Aida Quinn
Carole Saylor
Ann and Karl Wasson

Twin Ports Youth Leadership Service Project

Amys Excavating
Greg Billman
Lion’s Club of Duluth
McDonalds of Duluth
Mount Royal Fine Foods
Northland Constructors of Duluth
Subway of Duluth
Superior Optimist Club
Thompson Rental of Superior
Valentini’s Vicino Lago
Walmart Customers
Walmart of Superior

Early Childhood Fund

Molly Harney, Ph.D.

Minnesota Early Childhood and Thrive Initiatives

The McKnight Foundation
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Medica Foundation
Essentia Health
Blandin Foundation
Minnesota Community Foundation

AGE to age: bringing generations together

San Francisco Foundation/Community Experience Partnership, an initiative for U.S. community
space foundations from The Atlantic Philanthropies
Bush Foundation
Blandin Foundation
Otto Bremer Foundation
Communities for All Ages – an initiative of The Intergenerational Center at Temple University
The Sheltering Arms Foundation
Walmart Foundation State Giving Program in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Major Gifts

Walter and Valerie Broughton

Minnesota Beautiful Program

Valspar Foundation

Northland Assisted Living

American Bank of the North
City of Buhl
City of Hoyt Lakes
Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board
City of McGregor
M & I Community Development Corporation
Opportunity Finance Network
Republic Bank