Quarterly and Youth In Philanthropy Grants Awarded

Grants Summary

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    In the third quarter of 2023, the Northland Foundation staff and Board of Trustees awarded 56 grants totaling $1,962,509 to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, governmental entities such as Tribal nations and school districts, as well as special grants to child care businesses to support the availability of licensed care in the region. Click for Oct-Dec quarterly grants details.
    In January, the young people and adult mentors serving on the Youth In Philanthropy Advisory Board met and approved eight grants totaling $7,330. Grants range up to $1000 each for school and community projects that are planned and developed by children and youth, with support from adult advisors. Click for Winter Youth In Philanthropy grants details.

56 quarterly grants totaling $1,962,509 awarded October-December: rural aging and child care expansion highlighted

The Northland Foundation awarded nearly $2 million in grant funds in the last quarter of 2023 to benefit people and communities in its geographic service area.

The lion’s share of grant dollars – $1,175,000 total – were awarded through the Northland Foundation’s Integrated Rural Community Aging Program which is being implemented in three targeted rural sites and three Tribal nations to integrate care coordination, social engagement, and quality of care for older adults, Tribal elders, and their caregivers. This is the second three-year phase of this special program, focused on deeper capacity-building work to bolster services and supports which give rural older adults opportunities for social connections and access to care.

“Northland Foundation has been engaged in aging and intergenerational programming in our rural region for 30 years,” stated Zane Bail, Northland Foundation’s COO. “We are pleased to be able to offer grants to partners that are doing the hard work of providing services that help older adults in our region to live well in their homes and local communities.”

Northland also awarded more than two dozen grants to help increase the availability of licensed child care in northeast Minnesota. The foundation collaborates with local, regional, and statewide partners working to address the region’s critical shortage of child care. Funding partners include the City of Duluth 1200 Fund, St. Louis County, and the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development providing resources to support child care startup and expansion, staffing attraction and retention efforts, and funds to help programs cover expenses or improvements they need to remain licensed.

Find details of all October-December 2023 quarterly grants here.