2015 Grants

As a Foundation, we have an enormous responsibility to use the resources that have been left to us by Mr. Johnson to help shape the communities in our service area. Of course, as a foundation we are privileged to do this work by providing funding for important projects, small and large, that positively impact communities and with scholarships awards that change individual lives.

Looking back over 2015 we are excited to report that we were able to expand the options for our scholarship program to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, award eight new scholarships to Lake Superior College for Cook County High School students along with four renewal scholarships and five second renewal scholarships.

Grantee: Lyric Opera of the North
Grantee: Lyric Opera of the North

Grants Made in 2015

Colder by the Lake, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for ‘Les Uncomfortable’ Performance” $8,000

Cook County Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $25,000

Cook County Tennis Association, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Tennis Reconstruction” $5,000

Duluth Library Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Mt. Royal Library Remodel” $27,920

Hartley Nature Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $25,000

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

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Street Outreach Program” $15,000

North Shore Health Care Foundation, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Oral Health Task Force” $10,000

Northland Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Child Care Training Project” $10,000

Northwoods Volunteer Connection, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Start-Up Costs” $20,000

Valley Youth Centers, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Outdoor Recreational Program” $26,000

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Finland, Minnesota
“Support for Building Renovations” $50,000

Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Midsommer Programming” $2,000

Arrowhead Chorale, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Student Apprentice Program $2,000

American Indian Community Housing Organization, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Kitchen Remodel” $16,800

Churches United in Ministry, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building Project” $15,000

Community Action Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Adult Freedom School Project” $20,000

Duluth Children’s Museum, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $10,000

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for North Shore Arts Learning Projects” $6,000

Friends of the Sax-Zim Bog, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $20,000

GND Development Alliance, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project” $25,000

Miller Dwan Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Renovation” $20,000

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

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

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Marketing/Communication Strategies” $35,000

The Salvation Army, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Pathways Program” $20,000

Schroeder Area Historical Society, Schroeder, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $2,000

Animal Allies Humane Society, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Educational & Volunteer Initiatives” $12,000

Armory Arts & Music Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $8,000

Birch Grove Foundation, Tofte, Minnesota
“General Operating and Capital Support” $25,000

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

Cook County School District ISD #166, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Planning Grant for Multi-Use Facility” $10,000

Duluth Playhouse, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Resident Company Program” $15,000

Harbors Centers, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $10,000

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

Lyric Opera of the North, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Little Opera of the North” $5,000

Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project” $10,000

Northern Lake County Arts Board, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Brule Performance”$10,000

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

Seeds of Hope Youth Ranch, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project” $20,366

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project Sugarloaf Cove” $9,000

The Scottish Rite Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for New Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders” $50,000

Hovland Area Volunteer Fire Department, Hovland, Minnesota
“Support for STOP Traffic Control Training” $1,200

W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Community Meetings on St. Louis River Corridor Initiative” $1,895

Northern Expressions Arts Collective, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Summer Arts Program in West Duluth” $500

Boreal Community Media, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support” $25,000

Cook County Community YMCA, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for New Childcare Program” $20,000

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

Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Free Family Days” $4,000

Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Staff Capacity Building” $30,000

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Kitchen Remodel” $12,929

Just Kids Dental, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Preventative Dental Services” $10,000

Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Discovery Center” $10,000

Lake Superior College Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Scholarship Support” $6,000

Lincoln Park Children & Families Collaborative, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Early Childhood Programming” $3,000

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support/St. Louis River Corridor” $17,000

Men As Peacemakers, Duluth, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support” $20,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Homeless Vets in Service Area” $10,000

Minnesota Land Trust, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Recreational Infrastructure Project in Duluth” $10,000

ServeMinnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Reading Corps” $20,000

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Finland, Minnesota
“Support for Naturalist Training Program” $20,000

Lake Superior Youth Chorus, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Honor Choir” $1,995

Violence Prevention Center, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Funding for Women’s Support Group” $2,000

Arts on Superior, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for a Story to Literacy Residency Project” $2,000

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