Companies to Classrooms

Companies to Classrooms

Companies to Classrooms received a grant award of $5,000 for start-up costs. Companies to Classrooms supports students and teachers by providing free educational supplies donated by local businesses.
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Grants Awarded in 2012


Arts & Culture

Schroeder Area Historical Society
“Brochure Development” $1,500

WTIP North Shore Community Radio
“Garden Access Project” $4,000

Community/Economic Development

Town of Tofte
“Engineering Study” $29,000


Birch Grove Foundation
“Hearth Oven Bread Baking Initiative” $1,750

Cook County Higher Education
“Academic Warrior Project” $30,000

Social Welfare

Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department
“Remodeling/Expansion of Fire Halls” $50,000

North Shore Visitation Center
“Operating Support” $12,000


Arts & Culture

Northern Lake County Arts Board
“School Residency Program” $11,100


Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
“Year 3-Environmental Science Immersion Program” $7,700

Social Welfare

Community Partners, Two Harbors Living at Home/Block Nurse Program
“Assisted Transportation Program” $1,905

Northshore Area Partners
“Operating Support” $20,000


Arts & Culture

Tofte Historical Society
“Timber Structure” $6,000

Community/Economic Development

“Operating Support” $20,000

Northeast Entrepreneur Fund
“ ‘Be Strategic’ series and Women’s Strategy Weekend” $25,000


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

Northern Bedrock Conservation Corps
“Capacity Building” $5,000

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

The Nature Conservancy
“Sustainability Project” $10,000


Arts & Culture

Arrowhead Chorale
“Music of the Anishinaabe People” $1,000

Duluth Art Institute
“Free Family Days” $1,500

Duluth Children’s Museum
“Exhibit and Educational Program” $25,000

Duluth Festival Opera
“First Annual Summer Opera Fest” $1,950

Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
“2012 Summer Concert Season” $5,000

Lake Superior Youth Chorus
“Folk Music Collaboration” $1,995

Matinee Musicale, Inc.
“Calmus Ensemble Concert” $5,000

The Duluth Playhouse
“Renovating of New Space” $25,000

Community/Economic Development

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc.
“Traveling Exhibition” $1,999

Community Action Duluth
“Circles @ Work and Getting Ahead Program” $15,000

Community Action Duluth
“Seeds of Success” $10,000

Duluth Plant-a-lot Community Garden Program
“Operating Support” $15,000

Local Initiatives Support Corporation Duluth
“Duluth at Work Program” $20,000

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
“Performance Management Leadership Institute” $5,000


Companies to Classrooms
“Start-Up Costs” $5,000

Duluth Aviation Institute
“Path to Aviation-Gilruth Continuum” $10,000

Duluth Library Foundation
“Outdoor Furniture” $5,860

Duluth Public Schools-Families in Transition Program
“Spirit of Mothering” $20,000

First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center
“Safe & Strong Child Program-Year 2” $15,000

Girl Scouts of MN & WI Lakes and Pines
“Duluth Outreach to Girls-at-Risk” $20,000

Grant Community School Collaborative
“Operating Support” $25,000

Great Lakes Aquarium
“Interactive Video Conferencing Program” $10,000

Hartley Nature Center
“Yurt Classroom” $11,580

Hawk Ridge Observatory
“Program Support” $14,295

Men as Peacemakers
“Duluth Champion’s Initiative” $20,000

North Shore Community School
“Program Support” $7,000

St. Louis County Historical Society
“Veterans Memorial Hall Oral History Project” $10,500

The Metamorphosis Project: Life
“After School Academic Programs” $5,000

“Minnesota Indigenous Youth Freedom Project-Year 3” $10,000

Voyageurs Area Council, Boys Scouts of America
“Operating Support” $25,000


Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
“Capacity Building” $8,400

St. Louis River Alliance
“Newsletter Development” $1,995

Social Welfare

American Red Cross, Northland Chapter
“Disaster Relief Emergency Services” $5,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland
“Operating Support” $20,000

Damiano Center
“Soup Kitchen Support” $20,000

Domestic Abuse and Intervention Program
“Transitions Program” $25,000

Duluth Area Family YMCA
“Mentor Duluth Program” $20,000

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

Life House, Inc.
“Wellness Program” $20,000

Little Treasures, Inc.
“Air Conditioner Purchase” $7,400

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
“Youth-at-Risk Program” $20,000

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota-1st Year Program
“Operating Support” $20,000

Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault
“Trafficking Awareness Program” $25,000

Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women
“Organization Rebranding” $10,000

Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers
“Capital Project” $1,500

Union Gospel Mission
“Purchase Food 2012 Project” $5,000

United Way of Greater Duluth
“Twin Ports Region Long-Term Flood Relief Fund” $15,000

United Way of Greater Duluth
“Emergency Food Assessment” $700