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Northland Foundation Grants

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The following 46 grants totaling $576,800 were awarded between April 1 and June 30, 2018.

Children, Youth, and Families

Iron Range Tykes Learning Center, Mountain Iron

$16,600

For a child care program start-up with funding provided by the State of Minnesota, with the support of the Northland Foundation.

Esko Public Schools - ISD #099, Esko

$900

To support the expansion of an after-school program in the Esko and Thomson communities.

Hibbing Public Library, Hibbing

$5,000

To support a youth summer reading program and other enrichment programs.

Northome KIDS PLUS/Northome School, Northome

$5,000

To support summer learning enrichment activities for youth in the Northome area.

Boys & Girls Clubs of The Leech Lake Area, Cass Lake

$5,000

To support summer enrichment programming for Deer River area youth.

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Nett Lake

$40,000

To support enrichment programming for Bois Forte youth with an emphasis on outdoor recreation.

Esko Public Schools - ISD #099, Esko

$2,100

To support a school readiness program for children entering Kindergarten.

The Hills Youth and Family Services, Duluth

$20,000

To support out-of-school time enrichment programming for youth in Duluth's Central Hillside neighborhood.

Aitkin Public Schools - ISD #001, Aitkin

$14,000

To support out-of-school time enrichment programming for students in the Aitkin School District.

Volunteers In Education, Inc., Virginia

$20,000

To support in-school academic support programs across Iron Range schools.

Marcell Family Center Foundation, Inc., Marcell

$4,000

To support multi-generational programming in the Marcell area.

Project READ, Grand Rapids

$2,500

To support youth literacy programs throughout Itasca County.

North Shore Health Care Foundation, Grand Marais

$5,000

To support efforts to improve oral health for children and youth in Cook County.

Regents of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

$1,500

To support Project Naptural, an initiative for education, connection, and the overall empowerment of Black women with natural hair in northeastern Minnesota.

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Individual and Community Wellbeing

Summer Work Outreach Project (SWOP), Mountain Iron

$14,000

To support a teen employment program that provides workforce skills training and community service.

Life Skills Academy, Grand Rapids

$2,500

To support a life and employment skills training program for people with disabilities in the Grand Rapids area.

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Virginia

$5,000

To support a mobile food pantry to better serve people living in isolated areas.

Falls Hunger Coalition Inc., International Falls

$10,000

To increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for people with low incomes.

First Witness Child Advocacy Center, Duluth

$15,000

To support efforts to improve the long-term safety of parents and children who are victims of domestic violence.

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota, Chisholm

$5,000

To support a two-day training about the causes and impacts of poverty.

Community Action Duluth, Duluth

$31,000

General operating support for a host of anti-poverty programs.

Ely Community Health Center, Ely

$11,000

To support access to health care services for people without insurance in the Ely area.

Project Care Free Clinic, Hibbing

$20,000

To support health care services for the uninsured in Hibbing, Virginia, and Grand Rapids.

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Capacity Building

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Saint Paul

$5,000

To support activities to strengthen the nonprofit sector in northeastern Minnesota.

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Economic Development & Community Vitality

Itasca Economic Development Corporation, Grand Rapids

$600

To support a Profit Mastery workshop for area businesses.

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Rural Aging Initiative Aging Innovations Program

The following grants were awarded through the Northland Foundation's Rural Aging Initiative to help older adults and caregivers live well in their homes and communities.

Grand Rapids Area Library, Grand Rapids

$20,000

To support a Profit To offer a series of discussion groups for older adults aimed at increasing community engagement and personal vitality.

ElderCircle, Grand Rapids

$50,000

To support programming to help family caregivers, professional caregivers, and the community as a whole understand dementia and its impact on individual sensory experience and quality of life.

Training to Serve, North Saint Paul

$15,000

To provide training to caregivers to improve the quality and sensitivity of care to older adults who are LGBT in the seven counties of northeastern Minnesota.

Proctor Public Schools - ISD #704, Proctor

$25,000

To support an intergenerational gardening program in Proctor.

Kairos Alive!, Minneapolis

$30,000

To engage older adults in intergenerational arts and health programming in Two Harbors.

Environmental Initiative, Minneapolis

$15,000

To assist with wood stove replacement for older adults to help them maintain their independence in northeastern Minnesota.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Duluth

$50,000

To develop new respite services for older adults and their caregivers in Cook, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis Counties, with an emphasis on the underserved communities of Virginia and Northome.

Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity, Duluth

$47,000

To launch a new program to provide home modifications to help older adults age in place in Duluth, Cloquet, and Two Harbors..

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Rural Aging Initiative Capacity Building

The following grants were awarded through the Northland Foundation's Rural Aging Initiative to help older adults and caregivers live well in their homes and communities.

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Virginia

$1,000

To expand the Bone Builders exercise program for older adults to Lake and Cook Counties.

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Rural Aging Initiative Summer College Intern Program

The following grants were awarded through the Northland Foundation's Rural Aging Initiative to help older adults and caregivers live well in their homes and communities.

AGE to age sites, Northeastern Minnesota

$60,500

The following grants were awarded through the Northland Foundation's Rural Aging Initiative to help older adults and caregivers live well in their homes and communities.

 

Proctor Public Schools - ISD #704, Proctor

$5,500

 

Chisholm KIDS PLUS, Chisholm

$5,500

 

Aitkin Public Schools - ISD #001, Aitkin

$5,500

 

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Cloquet

$5,500

 

Moose Lake Schools - ISD #097, Moose Lake

$5,500

 

Hibbing AGE to age, Hibbing

$5,500

 

McGregor KIDS PLUS/Something Cool, Inc., McGregor

$5,500

 

Ely Community Resource, Inc., Ely

$5,500

 

Lake Superior School District - ISD #381, Two Harbors

$5,500

 

Cloquet Public Schools - ISD #094, Cloquet

$5,500

 

North Shore Area Partners, Silver Bay

$5,500

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