2019 Grants

In 2019, the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation worked to fulfill our mission to promote access to educational opportunities in Cook County and to improve the quality of life on the North Shore. We provided support for Cook County Higher Education in their mission to provide local access and support for college education and training. Our funding helped Care Partners of Cook County support the health, independence, and quality of life of seniors. Our grant to The Superior Hiking Trail Association supported training for volunteers in national trail building standards to preserve this iconic outdoor resource. We provided funds to the Duluth Library Foundation for the “Every Child Ready Duluth” initiative to build a community-wide coalition of parents, educators, health professionals, and others, to optimize existing opportunities and develop new approaches for school readiness.

Grantee: Boys
Grantee: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland

Grants Made in 2019

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Expansion of Good Character & Citizenship Programming” $20,000

Duluth Community School Collaborative, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Compass Program at Myers-Wilkins” $15,000

Duluth Library Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Every Child Ready Duluth” $25,000

Duluth LISC, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Collective & Quality of Life Neighborhoods” $20,000

Essentia Health Foundation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Families of Hospitalized Children” $25,000

JustUs Health, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for General Operating” $10,000

Loaves & Fishes Housing Incorporated, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Dorothy Day Capital Project” $20,000

Minnesota Environmental Partnership, North Shore, Minnesota
“Support for the North Shore Nonprofits Supporting North Shore Tribes Project” $10,000

One Roof Community Housing, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $30,500

Rise, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Job Placement & Advancement Programs for Deaf Residents” $5,000

YWCA, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Parent Education Program”

Birch Grove Community School, Tofte, Minnesota
“Support for the Youth Hostel Project” $2,000

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Historic Herring Skiff: Community Boat Building” $2,000

Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Superior Preserved: Educating for a Stronger Local Food Culture & Commerce in the Western Lake Superior Region” $2,000

Boreal Community Media, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for the Student Journalist & Digital Media Internship Program” $2,000

Proctor Public Schools, Proctor, Minnesota
“Support for the Secondary Choir Bluegrass Collaboration Concert” $2,000

Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for The Traveling Production of ‘The Meeting'” $1,250

Care Partners, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for The Memory Cafe & Mindfulness Programming” $12,000

Chester Bowl, Duluth, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support” $15,000

CHUM, Duluth, Minnesota
“Operating Support for the Steve O’Neil Apartments” $25,000

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Duluth Family Visitation Center” $10,000

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

Fathers Rise Together, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for LINCC: Culturally Specific Entrepreneur Program” $15,000

Girl Scouts, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Outreach Efforts” $10,000

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Planning a Secondary Education Program Area” $10,000

Lake Superior Community Theater, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Junie B. Jones the Musical Production” $5,000

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

Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Nature-Based Preschool Development” $10,000

Life House, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for The Loft: Teen Emergency Shelter” $21,500

Lincoln Park Children & Families Collaborative, Duluth, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support” $10,000

Lyric Opera of the North, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the School Tour of Cinderella” $5,000

Men As Peacemakers, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Youth Development Programs” $25,000

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

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Campus Expansion Project” $20,000

North Shore Health Care Foundation, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support & Support for the Oral Health Task Force” $25,000

Violence Prevention Center, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Strategic Planning” $10,000

Cook County Local Energy Project, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for The Fall Solar Tour” $1,000

Twin Ports Choral Project, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for ‘Considering Matthew Shepard'” $2,000

North Superior Running & Ski Club, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for the Pincushion Chalet Renovation” $2,000

Lake Superior School District – ISD #381, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Coaching Development” $2,000

Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council, Grand Portage, Minnesota
“Support for Celebrating Minong” $2,000

Duluth Public Schools, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Coach Development Program” $2,000

Armory Arts & Music Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Music Resource Center” $8,000

Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa, St. Paul, Minnesota
“Support for Local Youth at Summer Youth Corps” $5,000

Cook County Higher Education, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Scholarships & Student Support Services” $65,000

Duluth Playhouse, Inc., Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the NorShor Presenting Series” $15,000

First Witness Child Advocacy Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Child Abuse Prevention Council” $15,000

Gunflint Trail Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Chik-Wauk’s Educational Program Expansion” $20,000

Hartley Nature Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“General Operating Support” $15,000

Kids Closet of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for School Clothes for Duluth Children” $10,000

Lake Superior School District – ISD #381, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Capital Support” $7,500

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Duluth, Minnesota
“Comprehensive Services for Veterans” $10,000

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support” $45,000

Salvation Army, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Homelessness Prevention” $15,000

ServeMinnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Support for the Minnesota Reading Corps Program in Duluth” $25,000

Superior Hiking Trail, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Superior Hiking Trail Improvements” $10,000

Two Harbors Community Radio, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Capacity Building Support” $20,000

WTIP Community Radio, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Capital Support” $7,500

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Cook County, Minnesota
“Support for the Cook County Volunteer Appreciation Fair” $500

Grand Marais Music Collaborative, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for the Lesson Program Coordinator Position” $2,000

Nordic Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Beads: A Northern Tradition & Inspiration” $1,000

Animal Allies, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Activity Center Building Project” $10,000

Boreal Community Media, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for the Intern Technology Program” $15,000

Conflict Resolution Center, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Conflict Resolution Programming at Denfeld” $10,000

Cook County Historical Society, Grand Marais, Minnesota
“Support for Johnson Heritage Post Capital Improvements” $50,000

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

Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Art After School Program” $10,000

Duluth Superior Educational Television Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for ‘Making It Up North’ Programming” $10,000

Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, Minnesota
“Entrepreneurial Support for the North Shore” $30,000

Finland Minnesota Historical Society, Finland, Minnesota
“Support for the Historical Site Building Project” $10,000

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Community Kitchen Capital Project” $5,000

Lake Superior College, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Eco Entrepreneurship Program” $25,000

Minnesota Masonic Children’s Clinic for Communication Disorders, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Social Communications Therapy Program” $16,410

North Shore Area Partners, Silver Bay, Minnesota
“Support for Building a Home Care Continuum” $30,000

PAVSA, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Intercultural Guided Development Initiative” $12,000

Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Age In Place Program & Project Planning” $10,000

Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $15,000

St. Louis County Public Health, Duluth, Minnesota
“Support for the Farm to School Garden Food Safety Training” $2,000

Two Harbors Area Arts & Events, Two Harbors, Minnesota
“Support for Chalk.a.Lot: Two Harbors Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival” $2,000

Northwoods Volunteer Connection, Tofte, Minnesota
“Support for Capacity Building” $2,000

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