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Grants Awarded in 2011


Arts & Culture

Grand Marais Art Colony
“Renovation/Design to Buildings” $17,000

Grand Marais Playhouse, Inc.
“General Operating Support” $6,000

North House Folk School
“Capacity Building” $20,000

North Shore Music Association
“Special Project” $1,900

WTIP North Shore Community Radio
“Arts Partners Collaborative Project” $1,800

Community/Economic Development

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
“Heart of the Continent Project Planning” $10,000

City of Grand Marais-Active Living Steering Committee
“Project Support” $7,500

Cook County Local Energy Project
“General Operating Support” $18,000

Grand Portage Indian Housing Authority
“Equipment Purchase” $5,000


Cook County Higher Education
“Innovation Project” $25,000

Cook County Historical Society
“Lighthouse Display Case (Fresnel Lens)” $25,000

Cook County Schools ISD #166
“Acoustic Panels” $8,500

Social Welfare

North Shore Health Care Foundation
“Care Partners Program” $10,000

North Shore Health Care Foundation
“Dental Health Program” $10,000


Arts & Culture

Lake Superior Community Theatre
“Stars on the Shore Production” $1,990

Two Harbors Heritage Days Committee
“Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Performance-Heritage Days” $1,950


City of Silver Bay
“Education Cluster” $10,000

City of Silver Bay
“Wind Turbine” $50,000

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
“Environmental Science Immersion Program – 2nd Year $15,000

Social Welfare

Just Kids Dental Inc
“Preventive Dental Health” $10,000


Community/Economic Development

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
“Capacity Building” $5,000


Conservation Corps Minnesota
“Summer Youth Program” $10,000

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association
“Capacity Building for North Shore Forest Collaborative” $16,500

Social Welfare

North Shore Collaborative
“TXT4LIFE Project” $13,500


Arts & Culture

City of Duluth Parks and Recreation
“Chester Creek Concert” $1,250

Duluth Art Institute
“Family Days at the Duluth Art Institute” $1,500

Duluth Children's Museum
“Pathways Support” $15,000

Duluth Festival Opera
“Pocahontas Production” $1,999

Minnesota Ballet
“Outreach Week 2012” $8,000

Community/Economic Development

Community Action Duluth
“JumpStart Duluth – 2nd year” $15,000

East Hillside Patch
“Mind2Mind Program” $10,000

Lakeside-Lester Park Community Association
“Playground Equipment” $10,000

Minnesota Resource Center-Duluth
“Bridging the Generational Employment Gap” $5,000

Northern Communities Land Trust
“General Operating Support” $25,000

SOAR Career Solutions
“General Operating Support” $20,000

YWCA of Duluth
“Program Support” $20,000


Animal Allies
“Neighborhood Animal Kids” $1,923

College of St. Scholastica
“Improving Technology Literacy in the Lake Superior School District” $16,900

Copeland Valley Youth Center
“Capacity Building” $17,000

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
“Music To You Program” $10,000

First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center
“Safe and Strong Child Program” $15,000

Grant Community School Collaborative
“Program Expansion” $25,000

Hartley Nature Center
“Capacity Building” $20,000

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
“Program Expansion” $10,000

Northwood Children's Services
“Horticulture/Gardening Program” $5,000

Positive Energy for Youth (Positive Energy Outdoors)
“General Operating Support” $25,000

Scottish Rite Foundation of Duluth
“General Operating Support” $13,700

“Reading Corps at Headstart” $25,000

Three Bridges International Chamber Music Festival
“Program Support” $5,000


Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
“Experience Hawk Ridge” $6,000

Institute for a Sustainable Future
“New Program” $5,000

Minnesota Land Trust
“St. Louis River Restoration Initiative” $10,000

Sustainable Twin Ports
“Training Program” $14,000

UMD-Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center
“General Operating Support” $10,000

Social Welfare

Alano Society of Duluth, Inc.
“Roof Replacement” $18,751

Arc Northland
“Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” $15,000

Arrowhead Regional Corrections-JDAI
“Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative” $25,000

Courage Center Duluth
“Youth Autism Program” $15,000

Domestic Abuse Intervention Program
“Duluth Supervised Visitation Program” $15,000

Duluth Plant-a-Lot Community Garden Program
“General Operating Support” $10,000

Kids Closet of Duluth
“Purchase of Clothing” $1,950

Miller-Dwan Foundation
“Amberwing Project” $30,000

The Salvation Army
“Emergency Food Program” $15,000

UMD-Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies
“Raising Healthy American Indian Children in Duluth” $25,000

Union Gospel Mission
“Purchase Food 2011 Project and General Operating Support” $10,000

United Way of Greater Duluth
“Smiles Across Minnesota-Duluth” $5,000

Vine, Inc.
“Repair and Rewiring of the Vine House” $5,000

Area of Interest: Environment
To: Conservation Corps Minnesota
For: Summer Youth Program


The mission of the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation is to enhance educational opportunities in Cook County and to significantly improve the quality of life in the North Shore communities of Cook, Lake and southern St. Louis County through competitive grant making in the areas of Arts and Culture, Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment, and Social Welfare programs to qualified nonprofit organizations.