2017 Grants

In 2017, grantees included WTIP North Shore Radio for the expansion on their news team that provides opportunity to further tell the stories of the area and respond to community need, William Kelly High School to support their goal of refurbishing the auditorium, a key gathering space for the community, and the YWCA Duluth Girl Power! Program as they reached a 20 year milestone of supporting young girls to become strong, confident leaders in the community. 

 The long-awaited online application system becoming a reality in 2017. This new system made it easier for nonprofits and students seeking funding to apply and increased our internal efficiency. We celebrated ten students receiving new, renewal or second renewal scholarships to Lake Superior College.

Grantee: American Indian Community Housing Organization
Grantee: American Indian Community Housing Organization

Grants Made in 2017

Lake Superior School District – ISD #381 – DECA, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for the Civility Project” $2,000

Accessible Space, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Assisted Living Services at Burke Apartments” $5,000

Communication Center: State Services for the Blind, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Radio Talking Book Program & Audio Services” $5,000

Cook County Community YMCA, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Licensed Child Care Center” $10,000

Duluth Bethel Society, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Impact Analysis & Evaluation Report” $15,000

Ecolibrium3, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Strategic Planning to Diversify Income Streams” $20,000

Ecumen Lakeshore, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Home Delivered Meals Program” $10,000

Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Be Strategic Trainings” $30,000

Gunflint Trail Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Watercraft Exhibit Building” $10,000

Hartley Nature Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Part-Time Development Officer Position” $20,000

Lake Superior School District #381- William Kelley High School, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Auditorium Seating & Accessibility Improvements” $30,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Homeless & Crisis Programming” $15,000

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Technology & Systems Manager Position” $35,000

One Roof Community Housing, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Housing Rehabilitation Inspector Position” $25,000

St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Transcription & Traveling Exhibit” $10,000

WTIP Community Radio, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Expansion of Local News Reporting” $40,000

Harbor City International School, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Rose Ensemble & Master Class” $1,000

Grandma’s Garden by the Lake, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for School Gardening Project” $1,000

Northern Expressions Arts Collective, Duluth, Minnesota
“Student Workshop for October Event” $300

Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for TED at Teatro” $1,900

American Indian Community Housing, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Solar Roof Project” $10,000

Birch Grove Community School, Tofte, Minnesota
“Support for Educational Curriculum” $21,606

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

Conflict Resolution Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for In-School Mediation Program” $10,000

Cooperation Station, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Nature-Based Childcare Program” $36,000

Duluth Area Family YMCA, Duluth Minnesota
Support for Mentor Duluth Program” $15,000

First Witness Child Advocacy Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Strategic Planning” $10,000

Girl Scouts of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Leadership Opportunities for Girls” $10,000

Lake Superior Center dba Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for River Trek Exhibit” $20,000

Lake Superior Youth Chorus, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $15,000

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

Men as Peacemakers, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project” $40,000

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

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Duluth, Minnesota
Support for e-Learning Project” $10,000

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

Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Succession Planning” $20,000

Two Harbors Area Food Shelf, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“A Better Shelf for Better Health Project” $8,000

Conservation Corps Minnesota, St.Paul, Minnesota
“Support for local youth at Summer Youth Corps” $5,000

Cook County Grand Marais EDA, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Cook County Creative Economy Collaborative” $15,000

Cook County Higher Education, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support Services $40,000 & Scholarships $30,000 -total $70,000”

Cook County Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building – Year 2” $30,000

Duluth Library Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Downtown Library Capital Project” $10,000

Duluth Playhouse, Inc. Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building & Strategic Planning” $15,000

Friends of Band Shell Park, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project” $15,000

Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for General Operating” $25,000

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

Life House, Inc. Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Futures Program” $15,000

Lutheran Social Service, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Another Door Program” $10,000

Neighbor to Neighbor, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Youth Center Upgrades” $10,000

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

Scottish Rite Foundation of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Parent Education at Clinic” $15,000

Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $10,000

Duluth Superior Sailing Association, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Programming for Disadvantaged Youth” $2,000

Grand Marais Playhouse, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Summer Repertory Festival” $2,000

Lake County DAC, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Accessible Kitchen Project” $2,000

Animal Allies Humane Society, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Volunteer Program” $15,000

Community Action Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Family Freedom School” $10,000

Damiano Center of Duluth, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Clothes that Work Program” $15,000

Duluth XC Ski Club, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Nordic Center Project” $10,000

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Joint Naturalist Position” $15,000

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

Great Expectations School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for District-Wide Responsive Classroom Training” $20,000

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

Marshall School, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Fregeau Auditorium Stage Repair $10,000

Northland Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Age to age Start-up in Silver Bay” $10,000

Northwoods Volunteer Connection, Tofte, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building”$15,000

ServeMinnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Support for Reading Corp in Duluth” $25,000

St.Luke’s Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capital Project” $15,000

Sugarloaf: the North Shore Stewardship Assoc., Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Lost Forest Program” $7,875

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Finland, Minnesota
“Support for Making Waves Campaign” $50,000

YWCA of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Girl Power!” $25,000

The Kako Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Kako’s Choir” $1,960

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

Arrowhead Chorale, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Choral Creations Student Workshop” $2,000

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