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2018

All Grants In 2018

164 grants totaling $10,657,710

92 local grants totaling $7,294,738

72 rural grants totaling $3,362,972

Grantees Map & List

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Grantee Amount
4-Directions Development Inc
Project support for the Red Lake community mural project as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
Afro American Development Association
Project support for the Clay County Civic Participation Project as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
Aitkin County Growth, Inc.
Capital support for workforce education in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2018
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Project support to conduct the rural, LGBTQ and Native Nations portions of the 2018 triennial Minnesota Homeless Study in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2018
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Project support for expanding Minnesota Compass community data and tools in rural Minnesota
$150,000
2018
Anishinabe Legal Services
Project support for organizational planning and development for its work in rural Minnesota
$4,500
2018
Area Partnership for Economic Expansion
Project support for completion of a Regional Workforce Skills Assessment in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2018
Area Partnership for Economic Expansion
Project support to conduct an economic feasibility study of introducing mass timber manufacturing in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2018
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Project support to develop the Arrowhead Mobility Management Program in Itasca County
$20,000
2018
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Operations support for continuation of the Adult Scholarship Program through June 2020 in Itasca County
$302,132
2018
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Project support for the 2018 Community Connect event in Itasca County
$5,000
2018
Ball Club Local Indian Council
Capital support for a community and recreation space in Ball Club in Itasca County
$20,000
2018
Ball Club Local Indian Council
Donation in support of Ball Club's annual Mii-Gwitch Mahnomen Days pow wow in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Beacons Of Hope
Project support for youth engagement efforts in the Two Harbors area as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants Program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
Bearville Township
Donation in support of a community event around fire prevention and awareness in the Itasca County area
$300
2018
Bigfork Improvement Group
Capital support for the final phase of renovation of the Bigfork City Hall in Itasca County
$30,000
2018
Bigfork Valley Foundation
Donation in support of Bigfork community projects in Itasca County
$250
2018
Bike Bemidji
Project support for start-up operations for Bike Bemidji as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2018
Bovey Farmers Day Association
Donation in support of the 2018 Bovey Farmers' Day celebration in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Cass County Economic Development Corp
Donation in support of economic development work in the Remer area
$1,000
2018
Center For Rural Policy & Development
Project support over two years for general operations for its work rural Minnesota
$40,000
2018
Charities Review Council of Minnesota
Project support to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion capacity for nonprofits in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2018
City of Benson
Project support for Beautify Benson and creation of an annual fundraising event as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
City of Cohasset
Capital support to develop a community center that includes space for quality early and Pre-K education in Itasca County
$250,000
2018
City of Grand Rapids
Capital support for accessibility and ADA compliant features to be constructed on the pedestrian bridge crossing the Mississippi River in Itasca County
$50,000
2018
City of Grand Rapids
Donation in support of the 2018 annual Independence Day fireworks on Pokegama Lake in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Cohaus LLC
Capital support for charitable activity associated with establishing a new community coworking space that welcomes and engages existing, new and diverse entrepreneurs in Itasca County
$35,000
2018
Community Integration Center
Operating support to serve the immigrant population in the Willmar area in rural Minnesota
$36,320
2018
Cook Area Health Services Inc
Donation in support of hosting a documentary/discussion on anxiety and depression with Bigfork students in grades 6-12 in Itasca County
$500
2018
Depot Commons Association
Donation in support of the Future Forest Stewards expo for area high school students in Itasca County
$500
2018
Dovetail Partners
Donation in support of engaging communities around the connection between the forest sector economy and clean water in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2018
Downtown Business Alliance
Donation in support of the Grand Rapids 2018 WinterGlo Festival in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Edge of the Wilderness Community Center
Project support for 2018 programming events and upgrades in Itasca County
$8,875
2018
ElderCircle
Donation in support of recruitment and training of a new Home Visitor Program employee in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Engage Winona
Project support for Winona area community engagement as part of Blandin Leadership Program efforts in rural Minnesota
$18,500
2018
Enterprise Minnesota
Project support for the 2018 State of Manufacturing Survey in rural Minnesota
$7,500
2018
Fergus Falls Downtown Council Inc
Project support for Riverfront Revitalization as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
First Call for Help of Itasca County
Capital support to upgrade the telephone system and to expand crisis line services in Itasca County
$9,500
2018
First Children's Finance
Project support over three years to establish a child care business center in northeast Minnesota
$40,000
2018
Forward Health Foundation
Donation in support of area health and wellness initiatives in Itasca County
$250
2018
Forward Health Foundation
Project support to conduct a Community Wellness Center study in Itasca County
$7,500
2018
Goodland Township
Capital support for an addition to the fire hall in Itasca County
$10,000
2018
Grand Itasca Foundation
Donation in support of the High School Scholarship Fund in Itasca County
$500
2018
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Operating support for continued crisis aid and management support over two years for the Itasca County Sharing Fund in Itasca County
$200,000
2018
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Operating support for SPARK to conduct research, education and engagement to strengthen youth programming, youth worker professional development and stronger outcomes over two years for youth in Itasca County
$160,000
2018
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support for the Life Skills Academy project in Itasca County
$25,000
2018
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Donation in support of Grand Rapids High School 2018 Post Prom event in Itasca County
$750
2018
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support to determine the feasibility of back office collaboration among nonprofits in Itasca County
$39,489
2018
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
$100,000
2018
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Operating support for 2019-21 in Itasca County
$270,000
2018
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Donation in support of the Farmers Market Power of Produce program in Itasca County
$500
2018
Grand Rapids Area Male Chorus
Donation in support of the Together We Sing program in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Grand Rapids Band Boosters
Donation in support of advertising the 2019-20 Blandin Education Grants program in the Grand Rapids High School band calendar in Itasca County
$550
2018
Grand Rapids Economic Dev. Authority
Donation in support of developing a community profile for Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Grand Rapids Players
Donation in support of putting on the production of Mamma Mia! in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Grand Rapids Police Department
Donation in support of the 2018 National Night Out hosted by the Grand Rapids Police Department in Itasca County
$250
2018
Grand Rapids Summer Celebration Inc
Donation in support of the 2018 Tall Timber Days festival in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Grattan Township
Donation in support of upgrades to Grattan Town Hall in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Operating support over two years for its work in rural Minnesota
$400,000
2018
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Project support to capitalize a new fund to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing in rural Minnesota
$250,000
2018
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Operating support for continuation of the Start Early Funders Coalition over three years in rural Minnesota
$75,000
2018
Greenway 316 Foundation Inc
Donation in support of Financial Aid Night for Greenway High School students and parents in Itasca County
$150
2018
Growth and Justice
Project support to administer the Intercultural Development Inventory to at least 150 delegrates to the 2018 Thriving by Design - Rural & Urban Together convening as part of the Minnesota Rural Equity Project in in rural Minnesota
$30,000
2018
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Austin MN
Project support to increase the number of child care providers in the Austin area as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
Independent School District 118, Remer
Project support to offer Anishinaabe Worldview Training for educators, administrators and support staff/paraprofessionals of the Northland-Remer and Deer River school districts in Itasca County
$14,500
2018
Independent School District 2
Capital support for enhancement of publicly accessible community space within the newly remodeled Hill City school in Itasca County
$150,000
2018
Independent School District 2
Donation in support of the Orff Instrument Extravaganza in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Independent School District 316
Donation in support of the Greenway 2018 Post Prom event in Itasca County
$500
2018
Independent School District 316
Operating support for Children First! activities through June 2020 in Itasca County
$7,000
2018
Independent School District 316
Donation in support of advertising the Blandin Education Awards Program in the Greenway Blast yearbook in Itasca County
$350
2018
Independent School District 316
Project support for a scholarship ambassador/coach in Itasca County
$2,000
2018
Independent School District 318
Project support for continuation of the Children's Fair and county wide Children's First! activities through June 2020 in Itasca County
$72,000
2018
Independent School District 318
Donation in support of advertising the 2018-19 Blandin Education Grants Program in the Grand Rapids High School yearbook in Itasca County
$300
2018
Independent School District 319
Donation in support of the Nashwauk-Keewatin School District's music program in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Independent School District 319
Operating support for Children First! activities through June 2020 in Itasca County
$5,000
2018
Independent School District 319
Project support to contract with an online platform to seek community input around updating school facilities in the Nashwauk-Keewatin school district in Itasca County
$10,000
2018
Independent School District 319
Donation in support of portable sound shells for student and community music and theater performances in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Inger Local Council
Donation in support of the Inger Pow Wow in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Invest Early
Operating support for continuation of the Invest Early program in Itasca County
$1,925,000
2018
Ironworld Development Corporation
Donation in support of the 2019 Iron Range Science and Engineering Festival in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2018
ISD 317 Deer River
Donation in support of Spring Awards Night and presentation of Blandin Education Grants in Itasca County
$200
2018
ISD 317 Deer River
Operating support for Children First! activities through June 2020 in Itasca County
$7,000
2018
Ita-Bel-Koo Day Action Center
Donation in support of an automatic external defibrilliator in the Itasca County area
$750
2018
Itasca Chapter Let's Go Fishing With Sen
Donation in support of the 2018 Let's Go Fishing with Seniors program in the Grand Rapids/Itasca County area
$1,000
2018
Itasca Choral Society
Donation in support of the 2018-19 fall and spring concert programs in Itasca County
$250
2018
Itasca Community College
Project support for the 2018 career fair in Itasca County
$10,000
2018
Itasca Community College
Project support for financial aid programs during the 2018-19 academic year in Itasca County
$395,000
2018
Itasca Community College
Project support for the Navigating Information conference in Itasca County
$5,060
2018
Itasca Community College Foundation
Capital support for construction of a campus student union in Itasca County
$1,750,000
2018
Itasca Community Television, Inc.
Operating support over two years in Itasca County
$160,000
2018
Itasca County Agricultural Association
Donation in support of capital improvements to the fairgrounds in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Itasca County Family YMCA Inc
Donation in support of establishing a new fund raising event for nonprofits in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Itasca County Family YMCA Inc
Operating support over two years for the child care, youth and senior programs in the Grand Rapids/Itasca County area
$209,500
2018
Itasca County Historical Society
Donation in support of the picture Grace oral history project in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Itasca County Sheriff's Office
Capital support for equipment for the Itasca County Dive Team
$5,000
2018
Itasca County Sheriff's Office
Donation in support of emergency aid and NARCAN training in Itasca County
$250
2018
Itasca County Sheriff's Office
Donation in support of boat and water safety education for elementary students in Itasca County
$500
2018
Itasca Cty Health & Human Serv
Donation in support of Historical Trauma Training being held in Grand Rapids, Itasca County
$750
2018
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
Project support for meeting facilitation of the Itasca Area Response Team in Itasca County
$21,250
2018
Itasca Hospice Foundation
Donation in support of the 2018 educational seminar on Cultivating a Vital Resource for Caregiving in Itasca County
$500
2018
Itasca Life Options
Capital support to make accessibility and safety upgrades to its new facility in Itasca County
$50,000
2018
Itasca Ski & Outing Club
Capital support for safety sideboards alongside the Mount Itasca ski jump in Itasca County
$5,000
2018
Itasca Water Legacy Partnership
Project support for research, education and consultation associated with protecting water quality and restoring shorelands over three years in Itasca County
$150,000
2018
Judy Garland Children's Museum
Donation in support of the 2018 Wizard of Oz Festival in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
Project support for youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship in the Aitkin area as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program
$5,000
2018
Kiesler Wellness Center
Donation in support of activities and programming at Kiesler Wellness Center in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
Operating support for Circles of Support, Teenage Parent Program, Crisis Nursery, Community Engagement and Transitional Housing programs over two years in Itasca County
$530,350
2018
Latino Economic Development Center
Operating support for organizational stabilization in 2018 in rural Minnesota
$30,000
2018
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Donation in support of mental health programming in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2018
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe dba Winnie Dam Local Indian Council
Donation in support of teaching youth regalia making by community members for the 2019 pow wow season in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Leech Lake Financial Services, Inc.
Project support for operations of an auto loan and education program for Native American families in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2018
Leech Lake Financial Services, Inc.
Project support to capitalize an auto loan and education program for Native American families in rural Minnesota
$100,000
2018
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN
Operating support over two years for work on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation and in Itasca County
$385,000
2018
Little Sand Group Homes
Capital support for construction of a community center in Remer in the Itasca County area
$50,000
2018
Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area
Project support to create a Volunteer Park Rapids community web site as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants Program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
Longville Area Community Choir
Donation in support of the Music in the Park series for the Longville, Remer and surrounding communities in the Itasca County area
$250
2018
Lower Sioux Indian Community
Capital support for a community center and cultural incubator in rural Minnesota
$250,000
2018
Luverne Area Community Foundation
Donation in support of hosting a series of discussions on finding a solution for the county-wide child care shortage in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2018
Luverne Area Community Foundation
Donation in support of the Luv 1 Luv All poverty simulation experience as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants Program in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2018
Luverne Area Community Foundation
Project support for the Rock County Oral Health Task Force as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants Program in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2018
MacRostie Art Center
Capital support to repair structural roof damage to the arts facility in Itasca County
$10,000
2018
Marble Public Library
Donation in support of computer upgrades for the Marble library in Itasca County
$500
2018
Metropolitan Economic Development Assn
Project support to conduct a market study on minority-owned businesses in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2018
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
Project support for 2018 membership assistance in rural Minnesota
$1,600
2018
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Project support for the 2020 Census Communication and Mobilization Plan in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2018
Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Project support to produce and distribute the Greater Minnesota Community Engagement Report in rural Minnesota
$7,500
2018
Minnesota Public Radio
Operating support over two years to continue rural news reporting, distribution and in-depth coverage in rural Minnesota
$200,000
2018
MN Assistance Council for Veterans
Project support for programming and services to veterans in Itasca County
$10,000
2018
NAMI Grand Rapids Area
Donation in support of presenting three workshops in Grand Rapids entitled "It's Complicated: Children, Social Media and Mental Health" in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Native Governance Center
Project support for Tribal Leadership Orientation in rural Minnesota
$21,100
2018
NE MN Higher Education District
Project support for foundation board capacity building across four campuses in rural Minnesota
$20,000
2018
North Central MN Farm & Antique Assoc.
Donation support for local history and culture events in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
North House Folk School
Capital support to expand the school's physical infrastructure in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2018
Northern Community Radio KAXE
Capital support for construction of a new transmission tower in Itasca County
$250,000
2018
Northern Lights Community School
Donation in support of Spring Awards Night and presentation of Blandin Education Grants in Itasca County
$200
2018
Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative
Donation in support of Disability Mentoring Day at Fond du Lac Tribal College in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2018
Northland Counseling Center Inc
Project support for expansion of the Northern Opportunity Works program over two years in Itasca County
$87,964
2018
Northland Foundation
Project support for the 2018 Northeastern Minnesota Early Childhood Summit in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
Northland Foundation
Project support to complete an economic impact study of the effects of Northeast Minnesota's early childhood care shortage, and the corresponding value to families, businesses and the region's workforce of addressing the issue in rural Minnesota.
$12,000
2018
Northland Foundation
Project support to continue the work of the Rural Economic Development (RED) group in 2018 in rural Minnesota
$21,000
2018
Northland Foundation
Project support for continuation of the Rural Economic Development initiative during 2019 in rural Minnesota
$20,000
2018
Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Project support to expand the Miigwech Aki job skills training program in rural Minnesota
$150,000
2018
Northwest Minnesota Foundation
Project support to launch a community wide visioning session to grow the Bemidji Area Community Fund as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
Ortonville Economic Development Authority
Project support for a community book club and radio show project as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota
$2,500
2018
Region 5 Regional Dev Commission
Project support for implementation of The Good Life for All Intercultural Development Training and Coaching initiative in rural Minnesota
$49,500
2018
Region 5 Regional Dev Commission
Project support for cultural event programming as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$4,200
2018
Region Nine Development Commission
Project support to launch a Rural Equity Learning Cohort in rural Minnesota
$74,145
2018
S Lake Local Indian Council
Donation in support of a Pre-New Years Eve celebration for the S Lake area in Itasca County
$1,000
2018
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Project support for the One Crisis Away public awareness campaign about poverty in Itasca County
$5,000
2018
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Capital support for renovation of food shelf operations in Itasca County
$25,000
2018
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Project support for the Kids Backpack program in Itasca County
$5,000
2018
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Donation in support of staff match for Second Harvest North Central Food Bank in Itasca County
$500
2018
Sharing Our Roots
Project support for growing its Agripreneur Training and Technical Assistance programs in the Northfield area in rural Minnesota
$39,000
2018
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Project support for the Green Space Initiative in St. Charles as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$4,200
2018
Southwest Minnesota State University Fdn
Project support for the first annual Women's Leadership Conference as part of the Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
Springboard for the Arts
Project support to provide rural and reservation writers and illustrators opportunities to develop Native children's books about Minnesota tribes as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota
$4,975
2018
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Project support for the One Greater Minnesota initiative in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2018
U of M North Central Research & Outreach Center
Donation in support of educating area high school students about applying strong math and science skills to the field of Natural Resources in Itasca County
$750
2018
United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties
Project support for marketing and recruitment efforts in Red Wing as part of the Blandin Leadership Program in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2018
United Way of Northeastern Minnesota
Project support for the Bridges out of Poverty workshop as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
University of Minnesota Extension Service
Project support for operating and evaluating mentoring programs in Itasca County and for evaluating the need for future mentoring programming in Itasca County
$50,000
2018
Wells Academy
Project support for workforce training in rural Minnesota
$200,000
2018
White Earth Tribal Council
Project support to strengthen community engagement for its Adult Basic Education program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2018
Women's Foundation of Minnesota
Project support over two years for the Young Women's Initiative in rural Minnesota
$100,000
2018
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