2020 Grants

2020 was an unusual year for everyone. Although many things changed, the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation was able to continue its work to support local communities with funding for important programs and initiatives. We provided funds for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s “Casual Concerts.” We supported the Valley Youth Center for the “Youth Development & Recreational Project.” Friends of the Finland Community received funding for their “Childcare Program Development & Start-Up” program.

Grantee: Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarer's: The Wellness Center
Grantee: Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarer’s: The Wellness Center

Grants Made in 2020

City of Duluth 
“Keep Duluth Clean” – $2,000

Duluth Community School Collaborative 
“Expanded & Enriched Learning Time & Opportunities” – $15,000

Fathers Rise Together
“African Heritage Collective” – $5,000

GND Development Alliance
“GND REC Skatepark Retaining Wall” – $25,000

Gunflint Trail Historical Society
“Anishinaabe: In Their Own Words” – $25,000

Hartley Nature Center
“Step Outside Capital Campaign” – $25,000

Hope for Kids Childcare
“Safety & Security Systems” – $7.700

Life House
“The Loft Emergency Shelter for Youth” – $25,000

Lincoln Park Children & Families Collaborative
“Capacity Building & Strategic Plan Work” – $10,000

Nordic Center
“Arts & Culture Events Coordinator” – $14,000

North Shore Health Care Foundation
“Capacity Building” – $25,000

ServeMinnesota
“Kindergarten Readiness in Duluth” – $25,000

Voyageur Area Boy Scouts
“Arrowhead & North Shore Recruitment Initiative” – $15,000

Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community
“Duluth Story Project” – $25,000

College of St. Scholastica
“Live from Mitchell: Expanding Opportunities for Regional Musicians” – $1,960

Cook County Local Energy Project
“COVID-19 Digital Transition” – $2,000

Arrowhead Chorale
“Capacity Building Support” – $10,000

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs
“Duluth Family Visitation Center” – $10,000

Ecolibrium3
“Legacy House Capital Project” – $40,000

Entrepreneur Fund
“Support for North Shore Entrepreneurs” – $30,000

Grand Marais Playhouse
“General Operating Support” – $20,000

Lake Superior School District – ISD #381
“Little Mariners Childcare Center” – $30,000

Lyric Opera of the North
“Decameron Consortium Project” – $5,000

Men As Peacemakers
“Youth Programming Support” – $25,000

North House Folk School
“General Operating Support” – $30,000

Northwoods Volunteer Connection
“Capacity Building Support” – $10,000

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
“Oral Health Task Force” – $10,000

St. Ann’s Home
“General Operating Support” – $10,000

Matinee Musicale
“Invoke Ensemble” – $2,000

Minnesota Children’s Press
“Book Camp: Pilot Chapter for a Children’s History of Grand Marais” – $2,000

Great Expectations School
“Planning Support for the New Normal” – $2,000

Cook County Higher Education
“Student Support Services & Student Scholarships” – $60,000

Cook County YMCA
“Support for Early Learners with Diverse Abilities” – $20,000

Duluth Children’s Museum
“Educational Programming” – $10,000

Duluth Community Garden Program
“Implementation of Strategic Plan” – $10,000

Duluth Playhouse
“Preparing & Planning for Reopening” – $12,000

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra 
“Casual Concerts” – $10,000

Kids Closet of Duluth
“School Clothing for Duluth Students” – $10,000

Knife River Heritage & Cultural Center
“Restorations at the Historic Knife River Depot” – $10,000

Lake View Foundation
“Infusion Therapy Clinic” – $10,000

Lutheran Social Service
“Another Door Emergency Shelter” – $25,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
“Service for Minnesota Veterans in Southern St. Louis, Lake & Cook Counties” – $15,000

Minnesota Land Trust
“St. Louis County Forest Land & Forfeited Land Exchange” – $15,000

Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarer’s  
“Family Short Term Housing & Stabilization Programs” – $10,000

Valley Youth Center 
“Youth Development & Recreational Project” – $10,000

Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity
“Age in Place in Lake County” – $10,000

Cook County Historical Society
“John A. Spelman III Exhibit & Publication” – $9,588

Cook County School – ISD 166
Forest Coordinator & Environmental Educator – $20,000

Damiano Center
“Community Kitchen” – $20,000

Duluth YMCA
“Play, Observe & Reflect Programming” – $10,000

Friends of the Finland Community
“Childcare Program Development & Start-Up” – $12,000

Grand Marais Art Colony
“Capacity & Infrastructure Support” – $23,500

Great Lakes Aquarium
“H20 Watersheds at Work Exhibit” – $20,000

Homecroft Parents & Educators United
“Capital Project: Field Repairs” – $10,000

Mentor North
“Capacity Building Support” – $15,000

North Shore Health
“Serenity Garden Capital Project” – $60,000

Northern Lake County Arts Board
“Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin” – $6,000

Northland Foundation
“AGE to age Fellows Program” – $20,000

Schroeder Area Historical Society
“Cross River Heritage Center Master Site Plan” – $16,000

W. J. McCabe Chapter – Izaak Walton League
“50th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebration” – $2,000

Big Time Jazz Orchestra
“30th Anniversary Community Celebration” – $2,000

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc.
“CJMM Discussion Guide” – $1,509

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