April through June 2022 Grant Awards

During April, May, and June, the Northland Foundation made 21 quarterly grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and Native nations as well as 25 Tech Boost initiative grants made to small businesses which underwent technology audits.

The two largest grants were part of a special funding opportunity to support systems change work in the region, offered through a competitive application process. Two organizations received multi-year grants of $150,000: CHUM to help house and serve individuals that have experienced homelessness, and Northspan, to support implementation of the Welcoming Community program in northeast Minnesota sites.

The Northland Foundation also awarded nearly $90,000 to help increase child care access in the region, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Child care businesses in Ely, Duluth, Hibbing, and International Falls received grant funding.

In addition, the students serving on the Youth In Philanthropy Board awarded 11 grants totaling $6,965 in their final round of the school year, and six Maada’ookiing grants totaling $14,300 were awarded in June to Indigenous individuals in support of grassroots work to strengthen Indigenous community and support Tribal sovereignty.

Find details for all grants awarded between April and June including grantee name, location, and dollar amount at the links below.