2013 Grants

We all want a better future for our children, families and communities and the Foundation is so fortunate to be able to partner with the many nonprofits in our service area that are focused on creative solutions towards building that better future. The Foundation awarded 67 grants totaling $878,751 to organizations working to create a better future for our service area during 2013.

In addition to grants awarded, the Foundation had the great joy of awarding a record number of Lloyd K Johnson Post- Secondary scholarships to Cook County High School seniors in 2013 with 9 scholarship awarded! These students then joined 3 students receiving renewal scholarships and 1 student receiving a second renewal scholarship at Lake Superior College. As one of the scholarship recipients wrote to us “you believed in us and I thank you for making my dream come true. As my future continues I can’t wait to reach my goals, stand tall with courage and keep my positive attitude”.

Grantee: Lake Superior Zoo
Grantee: Lake Superior Zoo

Grants Made in 2013

Duluth Public Schools ISD#709, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for School Success Teams-Year 2” $10,000

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

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

Gunflint Trail Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Naturalist Interpretive Center” $50,000

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Financial Literacy Education” $10,000

Lake Superior Zoological Society, Duluth, Minnesota
Support for Raptor Mews” $19,000

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

Men as Peacemakers, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Champion’s Initiative – Year 2” $20,000

Minnesota AIDS Project, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Prevention Education in Duluth” $5,000

North Shore Health Care Foundation, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for CarePartners” $20,000

SOAR Career Solutions, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Community Offender Reentry Program” $20,000

St. Louis River Alliance, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Outreach Program” $10,000

United Way of GDuluth, Minnesota
“Support for Volunteer Center” $10,000

Welch Center dba Valley Youth Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Academic Liaison” $10,000

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Finland, Minnesota
“Support for Sustainable Farming Curriculum” $20,000

City of Duluth Parks & Recreation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Buckthorn Tracking Project” $1,500

Welch Center, dba Valley Youth Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Hmong New Year Celebration” $1,000

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

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

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

Cook County Higher Education, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for new Scholarship Program and Support Services” $75,000

HealthShare, Duluth, Minnesota
“Program Support” $10,000

Minnesota Ballet, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Outreach Week 2014” $8,500

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Scholarships for MCN Annual Conference” $5,000

Minnesota Land Trust, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for work in St. Louis River Estuary” $10,000

The Salvation Army, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Pathways of Hope Program” $21,999

Schroeder Area Historical Society, Schroeder, Minnesota
“Support for Website Redesign” $1,810

Ecolibrium3, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Flood Relief – Reconstruction Supplies” $2,000

University Nursery School, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project” $1,700

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

William Kelley High School ISD #381, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Capital Project – Band Room Update” $900

Human Development Center Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Further Fidgety Fairy Tales performances” $1,800

Arrowhead Regional Corrections – JDAI, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative” $15,000

Conservation Corps Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
“Support for Summer Youth Corps for Area Youth” $10,000

Cook County Schools ISD #166, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Technology Training” $8,874

Courage Center Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Autistic Program and North Shore Outreach” $15,000

Duluth Area Family YMCA, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Mentor Duluth” $20,000

Ecumen-Lakeshore, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Home Delivered Meals Program” $5,000

Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for 2013 Summer Concert Season” $5,000

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Staff Capacity Building” $30,000

North Shore Health Care Foundation, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Dental Health Program” $10,000

Northland Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Age to age Expansion to Lake County” $20,000

One Roof Community Housing, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Multi-Family Housing Development” $20,000

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Back Pack Program” $5,000

ServeMinnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
“Support for Early Literacy in Duluth Schools” $25,000

St. Luke’s Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Early Childhood Literacy Program on North Shore” $5,000

WTIP North Shore Community Radio, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Broadcast Antenna” $25,000

Sweetwater Alliance, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Youth Project on Water Quality” $1,000

Minnesota Environmental Partnership, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Signage” $1,400

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

Cooperation Station, Inc., Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Outdoor Play Area Equipment” $970

Community Partners, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Broadband Project Support” $20,000

Cook County Local Energy Project, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building Project” $14,000

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

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

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

Girls Scouts of MN and WI Lakes and Pines, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Girl Scouts in ACTION” $15,000

Just Kids Dental, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Preventive Dental Health Program” $15,000

Kids Closet of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support to Purchase Clothing for School Children in Need”$10,000

Miller Dwan Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Amberwing Resource Center $25,000

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

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

YWCA of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“STEM Project Support” $25,000

Seeds of Hope Youth Ranch, Duluth, Minnesota
“Capital Project Support” $1,995

United Way of Greater Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Flood Relief Support” $1,000

Lake Superior Community Theatre, Silver Bay, Minnesota
Support for Capital Purchase” $1,000

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