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2014

All Grants In 2014

183 grants totaling $10,868,530

103 local grants totaling $6,767,641

80 rural grants totaling $4,100,889

Grantees Map & List

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Grantee Amount
Advocates For Family Peace
Project support to explore whether a merger or alignment with Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP) would be a positive strategic opportunity to families experiencing domestic violence in Itasca, St. Louis and neighboring counties in rural Minnesota
$8,668
2014
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Project support to prepare a report and presentation clarifying and explaining the school readiness and family outcomes of Invest Early in Itasca County
$10,000
2014
Anishinabe Legal Services
Operating support to provide free legal representation to indigent parents in child protection matters before the Leech Lake Tribal Court in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2014
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Operations support of the Free At Last independent living skills program and the LIFE homeless youth program in 2014-15 in Itasca County
$24,000
2014
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Operations support for the Adult Scholarship Program through June 2016 in Itasca County
$399,585
2014
Artists of Minnesota
Donation towards the Spring Show featuring local artists at Sugar Lake Lodge in Itasca County
$200
2014
Baby Steps Boutique
Operations support for Baby Steps in Itasca County
$92,000
2014
Ball Club Local Indian Council
Donation in support of Ball Club's 52nd annual Mii-Gwitch Mahnomen Days pow wow in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Balsam Township
Donation for a new fire hall in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Bigfork Improvement Group
Capital support for restoration and preservation of the Bigfork City Hall in Itasca County
$12,500
2014
Bigfork Valley Foundation
Donation for youth and family programs in the Bigfork area in Itasca County
$250
2014
Bigfork Valley Foundation
Project support for the engineering and planning of the Bigfork RiverWalk project in Itasca County
$2,000
2014
Bovey/Coleraine Youth Center Inc
Project support for the 2014 New Year's Eve community celebration in Itasca County
$5,750
2014
Boys and Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area
Operating support for the Deer River unit through June 2015 in Itasca County
$56,500
2014
Cass County Economic Development Corp
Operations support for economic development efforts in Remer and northern Cass County for 2014
$3,500
2014
Centennial Rotary Club of Grand Rapids
Project support for the 2014 annual community Thanksgiving dinner in Itasca County
$2,200
2014
Center For Rural Policy & Development
Operating support from June 2014 through May 2016 throughout rural Minnesota
$140,000
2014
Centro Campesino, Inc.
Operating support to address discrimination, workers' rights violations, immigrant and migrant youth development, along with self-advocacy, access to higher education and health care
$100,000
2014
Circle of Time
Donation in support of public art depicting the cultural heritage of the Leech Lake area in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2014
Citizens League
Project support for the Taking on 2025 initiative to make Minnesotans aware of the enormous demographic changes taking place in the next 11 years in rural Minnesota
$30,000
2014
City of Albert Lea
Project support to conduct a feasibility study for a community/recreation center near Albert Lea as part of the Rural Quick Start Program
$5,000
2014
City of Crosby
Project support to assist with the establishment of a shared services police department between Cuyuna, Deerwood, Crosby and Ironton as part of the Rural Quick Start program
$5,000
2014
City of Ely
Project support to create a downtown plan with the help of the Minnesota Design team as part of the Rural Quick Start program
$5,000
2014
City of Grand Marais
Project support to finalize bidding, secure customer agreements, and finalize financing options for constructing and operating a biomass district heating system for the rural community of Grand Marais
$50,000
2014
City of Grand Rapids
Project support for facilitation services for government entities on potential collaboration efforts in the Grand Rapids/Itasca County area
$2,500
2014
City of Keewatin
Donation for handicapped accessible doors for the Keewatin Library in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
City of Warba
Project support for the Warba Feeley Sago Fire Department's safety education event in Itasca County
$200
2014
College of St. Scholastica Inc
Project support to develop an Ojibwe curriculum for Niigaane immersion school teachers at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2014
Cook County Community Radio
Project support for strategic planning assistance as part of the Rural Quick Start program
$3,500
2014
DEBWE Youth Center
Project support for the American Indian educational youth project as part of the Rural Quick Start program
$5,000
2014
Deer River White Oak Society, Inc.
Capital support for upgrades to maintenance equipment in Itasca County
$5,000
2014
Depot Commons Association
Project support for continuation of the Workforce Development program for 2014
$57,000
2014
Dovetail Partners
Project support for collaborative work to address the northern Minnesota forest dependent community's concerns and opportunities related to the proposed addition of the northern long-eared bat to the federal list of endangered species in rural Minnesota
$35,000
2014
Earth Circle of Grand Rapids Area
Donation in support of the Reusable Bag campaign in Itasca County
$400
2014
Edge of the Wilderness Community Center
Project support to host the Ragamala Dance Company in October 2014 for one public performance and two school activities in Itasca County
$3,000
2014
Enterprise Minnesota
Project support for regional sponsorship of the 2014 State of Manufacturing poll
$5,000
2014
First Call for Help of Itasca County
Project support for the 2014 Community Connect event in Itasca County
$5,000
2014
First Call for Help of Itasca County
Donation towards bullying prevention and suicide awareness training in Itasca County
$500
2014
First Children's Finance
Project support over two years for the expansion and reach of the Greater than Minnesota Project in rural Minnesota
$100,000
2014
Forest Lake Parent Teacher Student Committee
Capital support to purchase playground equipment at Forest Lake Elementary School in Grand Rapids
$3,000
2014
Forward Health Foundation
Donation in support of increasing patient access to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation in Itasca County
$250
2014
GiveMN
Project support for training and technical assistance for nonprofits and schools in the Itasca County area to successfully transition to the new giving platform and to prepare for Give to the Max Day 2014
$10,000
2014
Grand Itasca Foundation
Donation towards support of the High School Scholarship Fund in Itasca County
$250
2014
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Operations support for the Itasca County Sharing Fund in 2014 and 2015
$200,000
2014
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support to supplement the Sharing Fund for heating assistance for Itasca area families through April 2014
$50,000
2014
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Donation in support of the Itasca Area Cancer Crisis Fund
$1,000
2014
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support to supplement the Rural Access Leadership Fund in 2014 for people to participate in community-based leadership programs throughout rural Minnesota
$10,000
2014
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support over two years for continued operations of the Rural Access Leadership Fund for people to participate in community-based leadership programs throughout rural Minnesota
$80,000
2014
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support for the Grand Gathering and conversation event at Grand Rapids High School in Itasca County
$5,000
2014
Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission
Project support to develop a ten year strategic arts and cultural plan for Grand Rapids in Itasca County
$20,000
2014
Grand Rapids Band Boosters
Donation to advertise the 2015-16 Blandin Education Grants program in the Grand Rapids High School band calendar in Itasca County
$550
2014
Grand Rapids Economic Dev. Authority
Project support for a comprehensive building assessment of Central School so as to preserve and improve it as an economic and cultural community asset in Itasca County
$18,000
2014
Grand Rapids Economic Dev. Authority
Program-related investment for the airport south industrial park expansion in Itasca County
$350,000
2014
Grand Rapids Players
Donation towards three community plays in 2014 in Itasca County
$500
2014
Grand Rapids Show Boat Inc
Donation in support of repairs to the stage and bleachers in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Grand Rapids Summer Celebration Inc
Donation toward the 2014 Tall Timber Days festival in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Greater Bemidji Inc
Capital support to develop an R&D incubator/accelerator for emerging high-tech manufacturing companies with a focus on entrepreneurship development in the Bemidji area
$225,000
2014
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Operating support over two years to promote the creation of affordable housing in rural Minnesota
$900,000
2014
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Project support for supportive services to residents of the Beacon Hill housing development in Itasca County
$300,000
2014
Greater Pokegama Lake Association
Donation towards the Annual Independence Day fireworks on Pokegama Lake for the Grand Rapids area in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Project support for continued funding for the Start Early Funders Coalition
$20,000
2014
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Project support to provide gap funding in 2014 for research, program development, public policy and grant making to improve early childhood efforts across rural Minnesota
$10,000
2014
Greenway 316 Foundation Inc
Donation in support of Financial Aid Night for Greenway students and parents in Itasca County
$300
2014
Greenway Joint Recreation Association
Donation in support of the second annual fishing tournament for the Greenway Sports Complex in Itasca County
$500
2014
Greenway Post Prom Committee
Donation in support of the 2014 Greenway Post Prom event in Itasca County
$500
2014
H.O.W.A. Family Center
Donation towards program expansion and outreach to serve Native American families in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2014
Habitat for Humanity of Itasca County
Project support to participate in the Financial Resiliency and Social Enterprise program in Itasca County
$10,000
2014
Heart of the Continent Partnership
Project support for a regional geotourism partnership with the National Geographic Society in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2014
Immigrant Law Center of MN
Operating support to expand service delivery to low-income immigrant populations in rural communities in northwestern Minnesota
$48,000
2014
Independent School District 118, Remer
Donation towards Financial Aid Night at Northland High School in the Itasca County area
$300
2014
Independent School District 118, Remer
Donation towards the Native parent engagement project in the Itasca area
$800
2014
Independent School District 118, Remer
Donation towards the 2015 Financial Aid Night for Northland High School students and parents in the Itasca County area
$120
2014
Independent School District 2
Donation for Financial Aid night for Hill City high school students and parents in the Itasca County area
$300
2014
Independent School District 2
Donation for the 2015 Financial Aid Night for Hill City High School students and parents in the Itasca County area
$150
2014
Independent School District 316
Donation to replace the outdoor seating in the Greenway School Forest in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Independent School District 316
Operating support for Children First! activities through June 2016 in Itasca County
$7,000
2014
Independent School District 318
Donation in support of Financial Aid Night for Grand Rapids High School students and parents in Itasca County
$150
2014
Independent School District 318
Operating support for Children's First! activities and events through June 2016 in Itasca County
$72,000
2014
Independent School District 318
Donation for the Grand Rapids High School 2014 Post Prom event in Itasca County
$750
2014
Independent School District 318
Donation for advertising the 2015-16 Blandin Education Grants Program in the Grand Rapids High School yearbook in Itasca County
$325
2014
Independent School District 318
Donation in support of Grand Rapids High School's safe driving campaign "Celebrate My Drive" in Itasca County
$500
2014
Independent School District 318
Donation in support of Financial Aid Night 2015 for Grand Rapids High School students and parents in Itasca County
$150
2014
Independent School District 319
Project support for Children's First! activities through June 2016 in Itasca County
$5,000
2014
Independent School District 319
Donation towards the 2015 Financial Aid Night for Nashwauk-Keewatin High School student and parents in Itasca County
$200
2014
Independent School District 32
Capital support for a new tower at the Blackduck football field in the Itasca County area
$3,000
2014
Independent School District 32
Donation to educate students on mental health issues in the Blackduck School District
$400
2014
Independent School District 544 Fergus Falls
Project support for curriculum development of "Skills for Tomorrow Today" as part of the Rural Quick Start program
$5,000
2014
Inger Local Council
Donation for Inger's 2014 Cha Cha Bah Ning Pow Wow in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Invest Early
Operating support of the Invest Early program through June 2016 in Itasca County
$2,100,000
2014
Ironworld Development Corporation
Project support for the 2014 Iron Range Science and Engineering Festival
$2,500
2014
ISD 317 Deer River
Donation in support of Deer River High School's 2014 post prom event in Itasca County
$500
2014
ISD 317 Deer River
Operating support for Children's First! activities through June 2016 in Itasca County
$7,000
2014
Itasca Area Community Education
Donation for "Connecting the Dots" youth conference in northern Minnesota
$500
2014
Itasca Area Schools Collaborative
Donation towards providing Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) training to all school district staff in suicide awareness in Itasca County
$927
2014
Itasca Chapter Let's Go Fishing With Sen
Donation for the Itasca Chapter Lets Go Fishing with Seniors in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Itasca Choral Society
Donation for the fall and spring concert programs in Itasca County
$200
2014
Itasca Community College
Donation for O Gitch I Dah Club's 2014 annual spring pow-wow in Itasca county
$1,000
2014
Itasca Community College
Project support to bring the "Why Treaties Matter" exhibit for the next two years to communities throughout northern Minnesota
$30,000
2014
Itasca Community College
Project support for activities associated with the shared text project, Rez Life, for students, staff and community members in Itasca County
$6,250
2014
Itasca Community College
Project support for developing programming to improve the success rate for students of African descent and improve cross-cultural competency within both the college and the surrounding community in Itasca County
$50,000
2014
Itasca Community College
Project support for the 2015 Career Fair in Itasca County
$10,000
2014
Itasca Community College
Project support for FIRST Robotics teams from Grand Rapids, Deer River and Northome high schools in Itasca County
$15,000
2014
Itasca Community College
Project support for continuation of financial aid programs for Itasca County high school graduates for the 2015-16 academic year
$375,000
2014
Itasca Community College
Donation for O Gitch I Dah Club's 2015 annual spring pow-wow in Itasca county
$1,000
2014
Itasca Community Television, Inc.
Operating support over two years in Itasca County
$160,000
2014
Itasca County Family YMCA Inc
Operating support over two years for the child care, youth and senior programs in Itasca County
$170,000
2014
Itasca County Trails Task Force
Project support for continued funding of the Itasca County Trails Task Force in Itasca County
$150,000
2014
Itasca County TRIAD
Donation to offset attendance costs for seniors to participate in the 2014 Minnesota TRIAD conference in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2014
Itasca Hospice Foundation
Donation to provide an educational conference on end of life care for the Itasca area
$500
2014
Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program
Donation for facilitation assistance to create strategic plan in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Itasca Youth For Christ
Operating support in 2015 for the Ground Floor Youth Center in Itasca County
$85,000
2014
Kiester Market
Project support to form the Kiester Co-op as part of the Rural Quick Start program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2014
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
Project support for continuation of the Circles of Support program during 2014-15 in Itasca County
$250,000
2014
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
Operating support for the Teenage Parent Program in 2014-15 in Itasca County
$118,000
2014
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
Operating support for the Crisis Nursery Program in 2014-15 in Itasca County
$48,000
2014
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
Operating support of the Homelessness Prevention Program in 2014-15 in Itasca County
$30,000
2014
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
Operating support to promote community engagement activities and partnerships in 2014-15 in Itasca County
$94,000
2014
LEAP, Inc.
Project support to implement the Bridges of Hope Mentoring Program in Staples-Motley as part of the Rural Quick Start program
$5,000
2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Project support for the Leech Lake Tribal Administrative Internship Program
$3,880
2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Project support for regalia making workshops on the Leech Lake Reservation in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Project support for cultural exchange activities in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2014
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Housing Authority
Project support for the 2014 spring pow-wow in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2014
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN
Operating support over two years to continue to provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and the Native American Outreach project in the Itasca County area
$270,000
2014
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN
Project support over two years for a new Domestic Violence Court in Itasca County area
$79,124
2014
Longville Area Community Choir
Donation towards the 2014 Music in the Park series in the Longville area
$500
2014
MacRostie Art Center
Project support for the multi-media art exhibit entitled "What's Left," specifically to defray costs of supplies and materials needed to build displays for exhibiting the art as part of the Rural Quick Start program in Itasca County
$5,000
2014
Marble Public Library
Donation for upgrades to the Marble library's computers in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Minnesota Association of Development Organizations
Project support to create a Greater Minnesota Economic Development Strategy throughout rural Minnesota
$50,000
2014
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
Project support for the OneMinnesota Nonprofit Support Initiative in rural Minnesota
$150,000
2014
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
Membership support for 2014
$1,000
2014
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
Project support for the 2014 annual nonprofit conference in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2014
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Project support to provide database subscriptions to Minnesota Grantmakers Online for 25 for nonprofits serving Itasca County
$6,200
2014
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Donation in support of membership dues for 2014
$850
2014
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Project support for the summer issue of Giving Forum focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion throughout rural Minnesota
$3,000
2014
Minnesota D.A.R.E., Inc.
Donation in support of D.A.R.E. programs in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2014
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership
Project support for developing a Brainerd race equity plan and implementing the Mille Lacs Region race equity plan
$50,000
2014
Minnesota Forest Resources Council
Project support to publish, print and distribute a forest management guide book for loggers, managers and foresters in rural Minnesota
$3,000
2014
Minnesota Public Radio
Operating support for the rural news reporting network in rural Minnesota
$200,000
2014
Minnesota Wood Education Project
Project support for the 2014 Goods from the Woods event, including a study and planning for future sustainability in Itasca County
$10,000
2014
MN American Indian Chamber of Commerce
Project support to establish a Procurement Technical Assistance Center to assist American Indian owned businesses with procuring government contracts in rural Minnesota
$45,000
2014
MN Assistance Council for Veterans
Project support for programming and services for veterans in Itasca County
$10,000
2014
MN Diversified Industries
Project support to build capacity in marketing, communications, and fund development to strengthen MDI's ability to pursue business opportunities and to provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2014
Mount Itasca Ski Patrol
Donation towards Mt. Itasca Ski Patrol's communication equipment in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Nashwauk Township
Capital support for citizen-led efforts to establish a new community center for Nashwauk Township in Itasca County
$50,000
2014
Navigate
Donation for sponsorship of the Latino Heritage Celebration event in rural Minnesota
$250
2014
NE MN Higher Education District
Project support for building professional development capacity within and across the District's five rural community colleges
$16,000
2014
Northern Community Radio KAXE
Project support to participate in the Financial Resiliency and Social Enterprise program in Itasca County
$10,000
2014
Northern Itasca Joint Powers Board
Donation for upgrades to the Marcell Lodge in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Northern Minnesota Public Televison Inc
Project support for new programming, research, development and implementation as part of the Program Future Fund in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2014
Northfield Area Foundation
Project support to develop an environmental scan for the greater Northfield community as part of the Rural Quick Start Program
$5,000
2014
Northland Foundation
Project support for the 2014 Northeastern Minnesota Early Childhood Summit
$5,000
2014
Northland Foundation
Operations support for continued funding of the Rural Economic Development (RED) Group in 2014
$20,000
2014
Pengilly Booster Club
Donation towards upgrades to the Pengilly Community Center in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
PFund Foundation
Project support for PFund's expanded work in Minnesota (QReach) to map LGBT organizational infrastructure, networks, and approaches to social change work in rural Minnesota
$30,000
2014
Propel Nonprofits
Project support to implement a capacity building service program for nonprofit organizations in Itasca County
$100,000
2014
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Project support for the Master/Apprentice Language Preservation project on the Red Lake Reservation
$25,000
2014
Red Wing Downtown Council Main Street Inc
Project support for planning and marketing a local restaurant challenge designed to revive the downtown area of Red Wing
$5,000
2014
Regents of The University of Minnesota
Donation for sponsorship of the Telecommunications and Information Society Policy Forum to hold a Broadband Roundtable discussion on June 17, 2014
$500
2014
Reif Arts Council
Capital support to renovate and expand the Reif Center
$1,500,000
2014
Reif Arts Council
Operating support through June 2016 in Itasca County
$340,000
2014
Reif Arts Council
Project support for a visual humorist and musican for the New Year's Day 2015 performance at a reduced price for the Itasca County area
$6,500
2014
Remer Centennial Library
Capital support for library signage, equipment and supplies in the Itasca area
$1,000
2014
Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
Capital support for the installation of a minimum of five solar heating systems for low-income households in the Itasca area over the course of 2014
$50,000
2014
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Donation for creating a sustainable food system for the Cass Lake area
$800
2014
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Project support for the Cass Lake Area Food Shelf to cover food costs for three months during the summer of 2014 in rural Minnesota
$6,000
2014
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Project support for the Kids Packs To Go Backpack program and Cass Lake Food Shelf in rural Minnesota
$3,000
2014
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Donation towards general operations as part of staff recognition program in Itasca County
$500
2014
St Joseph's Area Health Services Inc
Project support for the Park Rapids Food Angels Backpack Program as part of the Rural Quick Start program
$4,800
2014
Staples Motley Beyond Poverty/LEAP
Project support to obtain nonprofit status for the Staples-Motley Beyond Poverty group and convene focus groups as part of the Rural Quick Start program in rural Minnesota
$1,500
2014
Step Ahead
Operating support of the Step Ahead program for 2014-2016 in Itasca County
$65,000
2014
Support Within Reach
Project support for board and staff development in planning, collaboration and conflict resolution in Itasca County
$3,000
2014
Support Within Reach
Donation in support of a conference to address sex trafficking in Itasca County
$500
2014
Tiwahe Foundation
Project support to build an American Indian leadership alumni network in rural Minnesota
$225,000
2014
Trout Lake Township
Donation towards technology equipment to expand computer literacy in the Trout Lake community in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
U of M Carlson School of Management
Project support for the 2014 Minnesota Cup Business Plan Competition in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2014
United Way of 1,000 Lakes
Project support for community engagement work to aid communications and strategic planning to guide the continued growth of the Student Success initiative in Itasca County
$22,000
2014
United Way of Freeborn County, Inc
Donation in support of the Freeborn County Leaders Partnering to End Poverty steering committee in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2014
US Army Corps of Engineers
Donation to provide life jackets to children participating in the Leech Lake Kids Fishing Derby in rural Minnesota
$500
2014
US Army Corps of Engineers
Project support for the 2015 Kids Fishing Derby which focuses on water safety education for youth and to provide each participating child with their own properly fitted PFD in rural Minnesota
$500
2014
Waubun Area Men's Organization (WAMO)
Project support for a forum to address local community issues as part of the Rural Quick Start program
$2,500
2014
Wirt Community Club
Donation for the 2014 Wirt Summer Fest in Itasca County
$1,000
2014
Working Together Coalition
Donation in support of community education and capacity building in Remer in the Itasca area
$500
2014
Working Together Coalition
Project support for the Strategic Prevention Framework for students in grades 6-12 who attend Northland (Remer) Community School District in the Itasca County area
$10,000
2014
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