February 06, 2018
ST. CLOUD, MN – The third annual Women’s Fund Presents: Dancing With Our Stars will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the College of St. Benedict’s Escher Auditorium. This year’s event will once again feature a dance competition between six local celebrities who have been paired with a professional partner for a chance to win up to a $15,000 grant for the non-profit program of their choice.
January 29, 2018
St. Cloud, Minn. – The Women’s Fund and Julianne Williams Fund of Central Minnesota Community Foundation announced today the recipients of their annual grants, totaling $59,000. The grants were awarded to eleven area organizations focusing on improving the lives of women and girls in central Minnesota. "Helping women and girls live their best lives is so important to the overall wellness of our community and we are excited to assist these programs as they do their work," says Kathleen Crawford Bernick, chair of the Women's Fund Advisory Board.
January 24, 2018
New London & Spicer, MN – The New London-Spicer Area Fund (NLSAF) announced the recipients of their recent grant round. NLSAF awarded $16,000 in grant funding to six local programs. NLSAF chose to award grants to projects that fit within the categories of arts, healthy communities and lifestyles, environment and large-scale and sustainable initiatives. "As an organization, we are excited to be supporting these programs that continue to help our community thrive" says NLSAF board chair, Clark Vollan.
January 12, 2018
St. Cloud, Minn. – The Norman C. Skalicky Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation are pleased to announce that the Charity Challenge raised a record $468,673 this holiday season to provide much-needed support to food shelves in the St. Cloud metro area.
December 04, 2017
Willmar, Minn. – Local arts programming is being given a financial boost after the recent Willmar Area Community Foundation Arts Fund grant round. Five programs will be receiving funding with over $5,000 being awarded. The programs range from orchestra music to art exploration for kids. Sara Carlson, executive director of the Willmar Area Community Foundation stated, "Encouraging creative and artistic outlets for all ages is an important aspect of making our community the best it can be. There are many great opportunities to explore the arts in our community and we are excited to support them."
November 22, 2017
St. Cloud, Minn.— The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announced today that the opening of the 2018 Minnesota State Opportunity Grant will take place on December 1, 2017. CMCF will be administering this grant and the purpose of the funding is to enhance long-term self-sufficiency for central Minnesota communities of color by improving education, housing and economic outcomes and to create positive long lasting impact on the community. This funding is made available pursuant to 2017 Laws of Minnesota, Chapter 94, Section 2, Subd. 2 (ee). To learn more about the grant, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants and select "2018 Minnesota State Opportunity Grant".
November 21, 2017
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November 15, 2017
Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today the opening of their annual grant round. The WACF seeks to fund programs that focus on three different areas this year; addressing the achievement gap for youth, increasing community connections and welcoming diverse populations, and supporting productive aging. Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, school or government entity who serve residents of Kandiyohi County. For additional information and the online application, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants and select "WACF General Grants".
November 15, 2017
Brainerd, Minn. – The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) announced today that their annual Brainerd Lakes Area Grant round is now accepting applications. The BLACF has focused this year's grant round on supporting programs and projects that help develop, attract and retain a quality workforce for the Brainerd Lakes area now and in the future. Grant application deadline is January 15th. For additional information and to apply, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants and select "Brainerd Lakes Area Grant".