2009 Grants

As we look back on 2009, we have much to celebrate at the Foundation! The Board of Directors approved the highest number of grants in our history – 68! Funding awarded assisted projects small and large in each of our areas of interest with grant awards spread throughout our service areas.

Our scholarship program continued in Cook County for graduating seniors and we awarded three renewal scholarships to past scholarship recipients providing funding for an additional academic year at Lake Superior College.

Grantee: Grand Marais Art Colony
Grantee: Grand Marais Art Colony

Grants Made in 2009

Birch Grove Community School, Tofte, Minnesota
“Support for Pre-School Program”, $5,000

Birch Grove Foundation, Tofte, Minnesota
“Support for Community Art Project”, $4,200

Churches United in Ministry, Duluth, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support”, $25,000

Community Partners, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Staff Support”, $15,000

Cook County Higher Education, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Operating Support”, $25,000

Copeland Valley Youth Centers, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for AmeriCorps Match”, $13,980

Ecumen, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Home Delivered Meals Program”, $15,000

Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support”, $12,000

Johnson Heritage Post, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project”, $125,000 +$50,000 more when matched

Life House, Duluth, Minnesota
“Development Program Support”, $20,000

Minnesota Resource Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Employment Skills Training”, $5,000

Morley Heights Neighborhood Association, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Playground Improvements”, $5,000

Neighborhood Housing Service of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Homebuyer Education Program”, $10,000

North Shore Trade & Tech Project, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Operating Support”, $15,000

Sustainable Twin Ports, Duluth, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support”, $14,000

The Duluth Playhouse, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Conservatory”, $15,000

Duluth-Superior Educational Television Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for 2009 High School Contest -What Inspires You”, $1,999

Copeland Community Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Hmong New Year’s Celebration Event” $1,500

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Virginia, Minnesota
“Support for Lake County Community Connect Event” $1,000

Animal Allies Humane Society, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for New Clinic” $11,558

Cook County Local Energy Project, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Local Energy Initiatives” $10,000

Courage Center Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for new Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative” $10,000

Duluth Locial Initiatives Support Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Duluth at Work Program” $25,000

First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $10,000

Minnesota Ballet, Duluth, Minnesota
“Operating Support” $7,000

Neighborhood Youth Services, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Jobs, Educatin & Training Program” $15,000

North Shore Horizons, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Case Management Support” $10,000

Union Gospel Mission, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for On-Site Meal Program” $5,000

United Way of Greater Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Smiles Across Minnesota-Duluth Program $5,000

Woodland Hills, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Adolescent Mental Health Program” $20,000

WTIP North Shore Community Radio, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Tower Equipment Repair” $8,000

Human Development Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Theatre Performance in Grand Marais” $1,785

Wheels on Trails, Duluth, Minnesota
“Expanding Horizons Initiative” $1,920

North Shore Music Association, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Greatest Generation Concert” $1,800

Boys & Girls Club of the Northland, Duluth, Minnesota
“Staff Support” $18,500

Community Action Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Jump Start Program” $15,000

Cook County Extension, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Youth Food Growing Project” $10,000

Duluth Festival Opera, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Production of La Boheme ” $6,000

Duluth Sister Cities, International, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Peace Bell Garden” $10,000-Challenge Match

Fit City Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Duluth Youth Initiative” $10,000

Just Kids Dental Health, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Kids Dental Health Program on North Shore” $10,000

Lake Superior Health Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Staff Support” $10,000

Lutheran Social Service, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs” $25,000

Minnesota Conservation Corps, Maplewood, Minnesota
“Support for Summer Youth Program on North Shore” $10,000

Minnesota Teen Challenge-Northland Campus, Duluth, Minnesota
“Aftercare Jobs Program Support” $5,000

Northern Lake County Arts Board, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for School Art Residency Program” $7,500

SMDC Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Children’s Health Theatre” $10,000

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Educational Programs” $9,000

Socially Active Seniors, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Historic Community Performance Project” $1,500

South St.Louis County 4-H Federation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Summer Day Camps in Duluth” $1,975

Bay Area Historical Society, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Story of Reserve Mining Exhibit” $1,975

Cook County Higher Education, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Capital Project at New Building” $30,000

Damiano Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Operating Support” $20,000

Friends of the Finland Community, Finland, Minnesota
“Community Center Kitchen Project” $25,000

Gunflint Trail Association, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Gunflint Green-Up” $3,000

Gunflint Trail Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Chik-Wauk Museum Support” $25,000

Hartley Nature Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Program Support” $8,000

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Duluth, Minnesota
“Raptors in the Classroom” $10,000

Lake Superior Community Theatre, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Production Support – Cinderella” $3,000

Northshore Area Partners, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Volunteer Program” $11,302

North Shore Health Care Foundation, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Hospice Program Start-Up Support” $10,000

Salvation Army, Duluth, Minnesota
“Money Management Program Support” $5,000

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Finland, Minnsota
“Support for Curriculum Update” $10,000

Arrowhead Chorale, Duluth, Minnesota
“Spring Concert Series Support” $1,000

Duluth Art Insitute Association, Duluth, Minnesota
“Free Family Days Support” $1,500

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota
“Staff Development Training Support” $1,000

NorthShore Music Association, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Exploring Celtic Connections” $1,290

Kids Closet of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Operating Support” $1,950

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