2016 Grants

At the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation we are privileged every day to partner with area nonprofits that respond to community needs through innovative projects, services to meet basic needs and programming with an eye to future challenges and opportunities.

Grantees included Cook County Extension who established a community orchard that will bear fruit and provide teaching opportunities for years to come; Two Harbors Community Radio on the North Shore that brings voice to the community, offers intergenerational opportunities and showcases local artists; and Care Partners of Cook County that daily supports and honors elders through a variety of services including Chore Support. Plus, 15 students that graduated from Cook County High School were awarded scholarships, new, renewal and second renewal, through the Lloyd K. Johnson Post-Secondary Scholarship. 

Grantee: Kako Foundation Choir
Grantee: Kako Foundation Choir

Grants Made in 2016

Cook County Public Schools ISD #166, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Middle School Writers’ Club” $2,000

Lake Superior Community Theatre, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Philip & Phriends Dance Concert” $2,000

Avinity Health Innovations, Hermantown, Minnesota
“Support for Embracing Aging & Caregiving Community Project”$20,000

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

Center City Housing Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for TOT’s Program” $20,000

Central Hillside United Ministries, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Street Outreach Program” $25,000

Duluth Area Family YMCA, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Outdoor Collaborative Gear Library” $20,000

Duluth Community Garden Program, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $15,000

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Chamber Music Project in Cook County” $8,000

Finland Minnesota Historical Society, Finland, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project” $17,500

Gunflint Trail Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Ham Lake Fire Exhibit” $8,000

Lincoln Park Children & Families Collaborative, Duluth, Minnesota
“Operating Support” $15,000

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Building Sustainable Communities Initiative” $20,000

North Shore Horizons, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Program Support for Crisis Services” $7,000

One Roof Community Housing, Duluth, Minnesota
“Program Support for Tenant Landlord Connection & Homekeeper” $25,000

Seeds of Hope Youth Ranch, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project” $6,250

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

UMD-Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Program, Duluth, Minnesota
“Capital Project” $25,800

Tamarack Dance Association, Duluth, Minnesota
“Winter Camping & Old Time Dance Weekend” $2,000

Community Partners, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $10,000

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – Northland, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Programs for Individuals with Disabilities” $15,000

Duluth Area Family YMCA, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Little Treasures Childcare Center” $10,000

Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Strategic Planning” $9,500

Lake Superior School District, ISD 381, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Timber Frame Student Project” $10,060

Matinee Musicale, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Verona Quartet Performance” $5,000

Minnesota Citizens Federation Northeast, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Senior Partners Care Program” $10,000

North Shore Area Partners, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Programming Support for Seniors” $25,826

Positive Energy for Youth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Adventure Club Start-Up” $20,000

The Nature Conservancy, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for NE Minnesota Forest Restoration Project” $15,000

Two Harbors Food Shelf, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Food Shelf Purchases” $3,194

Woodland Hills, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Cambia Hills Day Treatment” $20,000

Socially Active Seniors, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $1,198

Duluth Public Schools ISD #709, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Kids Voting Duluth” $1,500

Northern Expressions Arts Collective, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Mad Scientist Symposium” $800

Great Expectations School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Reading Curriculum Training” $2,000

North Shore Collaborative, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for “LOTS Childhood Literacy Program” $950

Cook County Local Energy Project, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Cook County Fall Energy Expo” $1,750

Harbor Centers, Inc. Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $1,900

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

Cook County Community YMCA, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Childcare Program” $15,000

Cook County Extension. Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Community Orchard” $15,909

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

Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Unsalted Seas Exhibit” $20,000

Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for 2016 Season” $5,000

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

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Northland Homeless Veterans” $10,000

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

Minnesota Land Trust, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for St. Louis River Corridor Revitalization” $10,000

MN Adult & Teen Challenge Northland Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Purchase” $5,000

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

Superior Cycling Association, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Mountain Bike Trail Infrastructure” $20,000

Two Harbors Community Radio, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $18,000

WTIP Cook County Community Radio, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Local News Initiative” $30,000

Boys & Girls Club of the Northland, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for 2016 Healthy Meal Program” $10,000

Care Partners of Cook County, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for General Operating $10,000

College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Shoot for the Stars Math & Science Program $14,978

Companies to Classrooms, Duluth, Minnesota
“Operating Support for Free Store” $5,000

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

Damiano of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Operating Support for Soup Kitchen” $15,000

Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $25,000

Gunflint Trail Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Expansion of Chik-Wauk Museum” $10,000

Junior League of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Deep Winter Greenhouse” $10,000

Lake Superior School District ISD #381, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Timber Frame Class” $4,600

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Mayhew Building Upgrade” $40,000

SOAR Career Solutions, Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $15,000

YWCA of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Young Mothers Housing Program” $10,000

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

Lake Superior Community Theatre, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for West Side Story Performances” $2,000

The Kako Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Kako Choir” $1,950

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