{   The Annual Report   }

Grants Awarded in 2013


Arts & Culture

Grand Marais Art Colony
“Staff Capacity Building” $35,000

Gunflint Trail Historical Society
“Naturalist Interpretive Center” $50,000

North House Folk School
“Capacity Building” $30,000

Schroeder Area Historical Society
“Website Update” $1,810

Community/Economic Development

Cook County Local Energy Project
“Capacity Building” $14,000


Cook County Higher Education
“New Scholarship” $20,000
“Support Services” $55,000

Cook County Schools, ISD #166
“Technology Training” $8,874

Cooperation Station, Inc.
“Outdoor Play Area Equipment” $970

Social Welfare

North Shore Health Care Foundation
“Dental Health Program-Year 2” $10,000

North Shore Health Care Foundation
“CarePartners” $20,000

WTIP Cook County Community Radio
“Broadcast Antenna” $25,000


Arts & Culture

Lake Superior Community Theatre
“Scenery Equipment” $1,000

Community/Economic Development

Friends of the Finland Community
“Kitchen Project” $10,000


Community Partners Two Harbors Living at Home/Block Nurse Program
“Documentary/Video Project” $20,000

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
“Sustainable Farming Curriculum” $20,000

Social Welfare

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc.
“Lake County Community Connect Event” $1,000

Just Kids Dental
“Preventive Dental Health” $15,000

Northland Foundation
“Age to Age Expansion Initiative” $20,000


Community/Economic Development

“Program Support Year 2” $10,000


William Kelley High School
“Band Room Update” $900


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

Social Welfare

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
“Nonprofit Scholarships to Annual Conference” $5,000


Arts & Culture

Duluth Art Institute
“Free Family Days” $1,999

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
“Discovery Concert in Silver Bay” $9,610

Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
“2013 Summer Concert Season” $5,000

Minnesota Ballet
“Outreach Week 2014” $8,500

Three Bridges International Chamber Music Festival
“Festival Educational Activities” $5,000

Community/Economic Development

Community Action Duluth
“Jump Start Program” $30,000

“Home Delivered Meals Program” $5,000

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
“Building Sustainable Communities Initiative” $15,000

Men As Peacemakers
“Duluth Champion's Initiative-Year 2” $20,000

One Roof Community Housing
“Multi Family Housing Development” $20,000

Seeds of Hope Youth Ranch
“Kitchen Update” $1,995

SOAR Career Solutions
“Community Offender Reentry Program” $20,000


Copeland Valley Youth Center - Welch Center
“Academic Liaison Support” $10,000

Copeland Valley Youth Center - Welch Center
“Hmong New Year's Celebration” $1,000

Duluth Public Schools, ISD #709
“School Success Teams” $10,000

Duluth Public Schools, ISD # 709
“School Success Team-Year 2” $10,000

Duluth Public Schools, ISD #709
“Achievement Gap Training” $1,999

Girl Scouts of MN and WI Lakes and Pines
“Girl Scouts in ACTION” $15,000

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
“Financial Literacy” $10,000

Kids Closet of Duluth
“Purchase of Clothing” $10,000

Lake Superior Zoological Society
“Raptor Mews for the Zoo” $19,000

Minnesota AIDS Project
“Prevention Education” $5,000

Scottish Rite Foundation of Duluth
“Autistic Program” $16,700

“Early Literacy Initiative” $25,000

St. Luke's Foundation
“Early Childhood Literacy Program-North Shore” $5,000

YWCA of Duluth
“STEM Project” $25,000


City of Duluth Parks and Recreation
“Buckthorn Tracking at Hartley Field” $1,500

Minnesota Environmental Partnership
“Signage Project” $1,400

Minnesota Land Trust
“Wild Rice Beds & St. Louis River Estuary work” $10,000

St. Louis River Alliance
“Outreach Program” $10,000

Sweetwater Alliance
“Public Service Announcement” $1,000

Social Welfare

Arrowhead Regional Corrections, JDAI
“Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative-Year 2” $15,000

Churches United in Ministry
“Supportive Services Capacity Building Project” $25,000

Courage Kenny Northland
“Autistic Program Support and Outreach” $15,000

Damiano of Duluth
“Soup Kitchen Operating Support” $20,000

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

“Flood Reconstruction Supplies” $2,000

Human Development Center Foundation
“Further Fidgety Fairy Tales” $1,800

Little Treasures Center, Inc.
“Music Therapy-New Program” $1,995

Miller-Dwan Foundation
“Amberwing Resource Center” $25,000

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
“BackPack Program” $5,000

The Salvation Army
"Pathways of Hope Program” $21,999

United Way of Greater Duluth
“Volunteer Center-Planning and Training” $10,000

United Way of Greater Duluth
“Volunteer Support for Flood Restoration Work” $1,000

University Nursery School
“Electronic Security System” $1,700