summer 2010




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General Grants

KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc., International Falls


To help create the Borderland Volunteers program to recruit, train, and place volunteers with nonprofits in the International Falls area.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Duluth


Sponsorship for the “At Home in Duluth” Connecting the Dots event.

Minnesota Justice Foundation, Minneapolis


In support of a clerkship for the Legal Aid Society of Northeast Minnesota’s office in Grand Rapids.

First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center, Duluth


Support for training of professionals working with children who have experienced abuse.

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Virginia


To assist low-income Lake County residents in accessing services.

Aitkin County Habitat for Humanity, Aitkin


In support of affordable housing in Aitkin County.

Concerned Citizens Committee, Virginia


Support for staffing to provide basic needs services to low-income people in the Virginia area.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Duluth


To provide counseling services to people facing foreclosure in northeastern Minnesota.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Northeastern Minnesota


To provide scholarship support for nonprofit staff from northeastern Minnesota to attend the MNCN Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

Range Women's Advocates, Virginia


To provide advocacy services to victims of domestic violence.

A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation, Duluth


Support to showcase the sustainable community and economic development work in Duluth.

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Strengthening Families Grants

Copeland and Valley Youth Centers, Duluth


To provide AmeriCorps positions for the Copeland and Valley Youth Centers.

Calumet Public Library, Calumet


In support of programming to promote early literacy and social development.

Rockridge Elementary School - ISD #709, Duluth


Support for training to expand the use of the S.M.A.R.T./Boost Up program which utilizes physical activity as a part of learning for young children.

KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc, Grand Rapids


To purchase educational and safety materials for the Head Start and Teenage Parent Programs.

Lakewood School Foundation, Duluth


Support for the creation of a Montessori pre-school at Lakewood Elementary School in Duluth.

St Louis County Promotional Bureau, Gilbert


In support of camp scholarships for low-income children.

CHUM, Duluth


Support for summertime services for homeless children and their families.

Duluth Art Institute, Duluth


Support for free arts programming for families.

Newspapers In Education, Northeastern Minnesota


To support the use of newspapers in classrooms in the region to teach children real-life skills in an interesting, challenging format.

Churchill Elementary - ISD #094, Cloquet


To support the academic reading tutor program at Churchill Elementary School.

University Nursery School, Duluth


In support of summer programming for at-risk children.

Marcell Family Center Foundation, Inc, Marcell


In support of cultural, educational, and recreational programs for children and families in the Marcell area.

Hermantown/Proctor Community Education, Duluth


Support for the Middle School Madness program at Hermantown Middle School.

Citizens for Backus, International Falls


Support for summertime programming for school-aged children in International Falls.

Bridges: Kinship Mentoring, Grand Rapids


To support mentoring between students in 3rd through 6th grade and high school and college students.

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Northome KIDS PLUS, Northome


To provide summertime academic enrichment activities to Northome area youth.

KIDS PLUS Program, Duluth


To support early childhood mental health programming in the Duluth, Hermantown, and Proctor communities.

McGregor KIDS PLUS, Tamarack


Support for a youth employment training program which conducts service projects that assist McGregor area seniors and people with disabilities.

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Early Childhood Grants

Silver Bay Early Childhood Coalition, Silver Bay


In support of educational programming for expectant and new parents.

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Youth in Philanthropy Grants

Neighborhood Youth Services, Duluth


To offer a yearlong cultural celebration with food and activities.

Mesabi East Schools - ISD #2711, Aurora


To provide materials for an outdoor clean-up of public areas in Aurora, Hoyt Lakes, and Biwabik.

Men As Peacemakers, Duluth


To support activities that will guide participants while planning their future in higher education.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth


To promote physical fitness with the use of modern technology for youth ages 12-18.

Babbitt-Embarrass School - ISD #2142, Babbitt


To provide an opportunity for 4th graders to connect recreation and outdoors to relationships and learning.

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, Duluth


To provide an opportunity where teens can share their talents and learn about community resources while supporting other local youth programs.

Greenway High School - ISD #316, Coleraine


To create a group for students and community members that will promote positive role model attributes through special events.

Northwood Children's Services, Duluth


To provide an opportunity for students to plant, grow, and harvest many different vegetables and berries.

Cook School - ISD #2142, Cook


To support students from Cook, Babbitt, Tower, and Orr in an all-school event that will help with the transition into a combined school.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth


To create an interactive way for youth ages 6-12 to learn new skills as well as internet safety.

Generation W - Youth Newspaper, Virginia


To expand their youth-run business and allow opportunities for more youth to get involved.

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AGE to age Grants

No AGE to age grants were awarded in the last quarter.

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SMDC Health System Grants

Northshore Area Partners, Silver Bay

SMDC: $2,500
Northland Foundation: $5,500

In support of volunteer efforts to help elders live independently in eastern Lake County.

Human Development Center, Duluth

SMDC: $5,000
Northland Foundation: $14,500

Support to build staff capacity to provide mental health services to young children and their families.

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