2014 Grants

2014 grantees included Hartley Nature Preschool teaching young children to be good stewards of the earth; William Kelley High School knowing and teaching students the value of hands-on learning; Conservation Corps Minnesota engaging young people in service learning projects that benefit our communities while teaching important life lessons; Northeast Entrepreneur Fund and their new initiative “Enfuse: Cook County” focused on growing entrepreneurial skills and creating strong new businesses for the area; Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra sharing the timeless joy of music along the North Shore and throughout our region; North House Folk School teaching the value and importance of northern craft to inspire hearts and minds; and Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss creating opportunities for people like 99 year old Roy to live independently in their home despite vision challenges. These are just some of the many grantees we partnered with in 2014 that made a positive difference in our communities.

Grantee: Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss
Grantee: Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss

Grants Made in 2014

City of Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Comprehensive Plan Development” $20,000

Cook County Higher Education, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“For Johnson Scholarship and Support Services” $80,000

Cook County Local Energy Project, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Solar Energy Awareness Project” $15,000

Courage Kenny Northland, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Recreation Program and North Shore Outreach” $10,000

Duluth Area Family YMCA, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Mentor Duluth Program” $10,000

Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Cook County Initiative” $30,000

One Roof Community Housing, Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $25,000

Voyageurs Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Program Development on North Shore” $15,000

William Kelley High School, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Timberframe Project” $6,850

Woodland Hills, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building Projects” $20,000

Valley Youth Centers, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Hmong Celebration” $2,000

Cook County North Shore Hospital, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Equipment” $2,000

Center City Housing Corp., Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Tots of Tomorrow Program” $10,000

Duluth Sister Cities International, Duluth, Minnesota
“Project and Planning Support” $10,000

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Duluth, Minnesota
“Northshore Outreach – Carmen Production” $15,000

First Witness Child Advocacy Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for new Faith-Based Initiative” $12,285

Friends of the Finland Community, Finland, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Project” $20,000

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for new Duluth Center for Changing Lives” $25,000

Matinee Musicale, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Midic Winds Concert and Outreach” $5,000

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Capacity Building – Year II” $35,000

Northland Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Two Harbors Age to age Program – Phase II” $20,000

Two Harbors Community Radio, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Start-Up Support” $20,000

WTIP Community Radio, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for the Deeper Reach Project” $35,000

YWCA of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Early Childhood & Spirit Valley Expansion” $20,000

Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps, Duluth, Minnesota
“Special Training Project Support” $1,500

Minnesota Environmental Partnership, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Citizens Forum” $900

Cook County YMCA, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for new Mountain Bike Program” $2,000

Cook County Higher Education, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support Services for Scholarship Recipients” $1,990

American Red Cross Northland Chapter, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Disaster Relief Emergency Services” $5,000

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Regional Geo-tourism Initiative” $5,000

Benedictine Health Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Marywood Project” $10,000

Boys & Girls Club of the Northland, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Power Hour” $20,000

Companies to Classrooms, Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $5,000

Cook County Economic Development Authority, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Housing Feasibility Study” $50,000

Cook County Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Oral History Project” $15,562

Duluth Area Family YMCA, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Little Treasures” $9,980

Duluth Library Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Remodeling Teen Space” $7,075

Life House, Inc. Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Education Program” $20,000

Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Safe at Home with Vision Loss” $35,000

Meyers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative, Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $25,000

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Collaborative, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Training to Engage North Shore Landowners” $5,000

The Nature Conservancy, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Forest Research in Northeastern Minnesota” $10,000

Hovland Area Volunteer Fire Department, Hovland, Minnesota
“Support for STOP Traffic Control Training” $1,400

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Capacity Building for Two Harbors Food Shelf” $20,000

Community Action Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Getting Ahead Leadership Development $20,000

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

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

Duluth Aviation Institute, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Gilruth Continuum Aeronautical STEM Initiative” $10,000

Duluth Children’s Museum, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for ‘Dinosaurs Unearthed’ Exhibit” $30,000

Hartley Nature Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Nature-Based Preschool Start-Up” $15,000

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

Lakewood Elementary School Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Preschool” $5,000

Lyric Opera of the North, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Don Pasquale Performance” $5,000

North Shore Health Care Foundation, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Oral Health Task Force Initiative” $20,000

North Shore Horizons, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Housing Services” $10,500

Positive Energy for Youth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $21,150

Arrowhead Chorale, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for ‘Brahms Requiem’ Performance” $1,000

St. Louis River Quest, Duluth, Minnesota
Support for Transportation Costs” $1,500

Lake Superior Community Theatre, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ performance” $1,995

Cook County Public Schools ISD#166, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Early Childhood Planning Project” $1,000

A. H. Zeppa Family Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Family Concerts” $2,000

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