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Northland Foundation Recent Grants

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The following 45 grants totaling $525,624 were awarded between October 1 and December 31, 2018.

Children, Youth, and Families

School Districts, Northeast Minnesota

$4,000

The final award of 14 PreK to Grade 3 Team Grants awarded to school districts and Reservation School teams that attended the 2018 Early Childhood Summit, made in support of planning and activities to strengthen the early learning continuum.

 

Invest Early, Grand Rapids

$4,000

First Children's Finance, Minneapolis

$33,333

To establish a child care business center in northeastern Minnesota dedicated to serving the needs of child care providers in the region.

Duluth Head Start - ISD #709, Duluth

$3,000

In suppport of efforts to expand nature-based programming.

Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minneapolis

$3,000

To strengthen the early childhood system and improve outcomes for young children in Minnesota.

Aunty's Child Care, LLC, Duluth

$20,000

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

Child Care Aware of Minnesota Northeast, Pine City

$2,000

To provide emergency assistance to home-based child care providers in northeastern Minnesota.

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Finland

$2,500

To support the development of new curriculum focused on Lake Superior and fresh water.

Duluth Library Foundation, Duluth

$3,250

To support early literacy programming at Duluth Public Library branches.

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth

$20,000

To support healthy lifestyle programming around physical activity and nutrition at the Boys and Girls Clubs in Duluth.

Children's Dental Service, Inc., Minneapolis

$15,000

To support access to dental care for low-income children in northeastern Minnesota.

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, St. Paul

$5,000

To support programming to provide education and support to teens about sexual health in the Duluth area.

Vaaj XauvKaub Foundation, Poplar

$1,000

To support Hmong New Year celebrations in the Duluth area.

Duluth National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Duluth

$5,000

To support the racial justice work of the Duluth branch of the NAACP.

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Individual and Community Wellbeing

Fathers Rise Together, Duluth

$5,000

To support business planning workshops to assist entrepreneurs of color in the Duluth area.

Life House, Inc., Duluth

$25,000

To support the educational and employment needs of youth who are experiencing or are at-risk of homelessness.

CHOICE, unlimited, Duluth

$4,950

To support planning and other capacity building activities to aid in leadership transitions.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Duluth

$20,000

To support community development efforts across Duluth.

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Virginia

$500

Support for Lake County Community Connect to provide information and services to people living in poverty.

Churches United in Ministry, Duluth

$1,000

To support participation in Homeless Day on the Hill in 2019.

Center City Housing Corporation, Duluth

$2,500

Support for strategic planning activities.

Servants of Shelter, International Falls

$15,000

To provide shelter and services for people experiencing homelessness in International Falls.

Churches United in Ministry, Duluth

$25,000

To support additional staffing to better serve people who are homeless with chemical and mental health challenges.

Advocates for Family Peace, Grand Rapids

$20,000

To increase the safety of women and children through supervised visitation and exchanges.

North Shore Horizons, Inc., Two Harbors

$25,000

To support transitional housing for victims of domestic violence in Two Harbors.

Citizens for Backus, International Falls

$20,000

General operating support for the Backus Community Center in International Falls.

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Capacity Building

Native Governance Center, St. Paul

$4,200

To support a professional development program for newly elected Tribal Leaders.

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul

$23,500

To support the development of indicator publications for northeastern Minnesota.

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Economic Development & Community Vitality

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Grand Rapids

$270

Annual membership dues to help support local entrepreneurship and economic development.

Laurentian Chamber of Commerce, Virginia

$171

Annual membership dues to help support local entrepreneurship and economic development.

Minnesota Council on Foundations, Minneapolis

$4,450

Membership support for programs and activities in northeastern Minnesota.

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Rural Aging Initiative Implementation Grants

The following grants were awarded through the Northland Foundation's Rural Aging Initiative, providing support for older adults in northeastern Minnesota AGE to age sites to live well in their homes and communities.

Barnum Schools - ISD #091, Barnum

$5,000

To engage older adults in helping boost academic achievement.

Intergenerational Programming, Northeast Minnesota Communities

$155,000

To support intergenerational programming through the Rural Aging Initiative.

 

Lake Superior School District - ISD #381, Two Harbors

$15,000

 

Proctor Public Schools - ISD #704, Proctor

$15,000

 

Cloquet Public Schools - ISD #094, Cloquet

$15,000

 

Oshki Ogimaag Charter School, Grand Portage

$15,000

 

Invest Early, Grand Rapids

$4,000

 

Aitkin Public Schools - ISD #001, Aitkin

$15,000

 

Int'l Falls Community Education ISD #361, International Falls

$5,000

 

Moose Lake Schools - ISD #097, Moose Lake

$15,000

 

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Cloquet

$15,000

 

McGregor KIDS PLUS/Something Cool, Inc., McGregor

$15,000

 

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Nett Lake

$15,000

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Rural Aging Initiative Aging Innovation Grants

The following grants were awarded through the Northland Foundation's Rural Aging Initiative, in support of innovative projects and programs to support northeastern Minnesota older adults to live well in their homes and communities.

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Nett Lake

$15,000

To help elders age in place by improving the accessibility of their homes.

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Cass Lake

$15,000

To conduct community planning and outreach to assist elders and caregivers with accessing services and resources in Western Itasca County (Leech Lake Reservation District I).

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Cloquet

$15,000

To promote the health and well-being of elders through community gardening, food preservation and social engagement.

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