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Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation News

Funding Available to Workforce Development Programs

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".

BLACF Adds Three New Board Members

October 16, 2017

Brainerd, Minn. – The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) announced today the addition of three new members to their Board of Directors

BLACF Announces 2017 Award in Philanthropy Recipient

May 11, 2017

The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) Board of Directors and CommunityGiving are pleased to announce their 2017 Award in Philanthropy recipient, Stewart C. Mills, Jr.

BLACF Announces Grant Recipients for 2016-2017

April 27, 2017

Brainerd, Minn. – The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) Board of Directors and CommunityGiving are pleased to announce their 2016-2017 grant recipients. Eleven projects were chosen to receive a total of $91,000. This year’s grant recipients are listed below along with the purpose of the funds.

Marlee Larson and Pat Alrichter to be presented the "Women Making Waves" Award

April 07, 2017

Brainerd, Minnesota - For their longtime dedication to education and service in the community, Marlee Larson and Pat Altrichter have been named by the Brainerd Lakes Area Women’s Fund as the 2017 Women Making Waves recipients. These two leaders and friends will be honored at the Brainerd Lakes Area Women’s Fund annual event on May 10.

Brainerd Lakes Area Grant Now Accepting Applications

December 06, 2016

Brainerd, Minn. – The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) announced today that their annual Brainerd Lakes Area Grant round is now accepting applications. The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation seeks to make two kinds of grants: Smaller grants for general operations and programs that address changing community needs, and significant grants that will be the “Difference Maker” in bringing about a lasting, positive change in the Brainerd Lakes area.

BLACF Approves Elections of Board of Directors for 2016-2017

August 10, 2016

Brainerd, Minn. – The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) announced today approval of the election of Julie Ingleman and Darrell Paske to a first term, Ray Charpentier, Janelle Riley and Mary Jetland to a second term and Ruth Gmeinder and Bob Sweeney to a third term to the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation Board of Directors.

BLACF Awards $41,000 in Grants

June 22, 2016

Brainerd, Minn. – CommunityGiving and the Board of Directors of the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) are pleased to announce the grant awards made for fiscal year 2016. Six area nonprofits received grants totaling $41,000. The Foundation has awarded over $3.4 million in grants since its inception in 1998.

Jim and Linnea Anderson Selected 2016 Award in Philanthropy Recipients by BLACF

June 02, 2016

Brainerd, Minn. – Fueled by a passion for community with a special focus on children and families, economic development and environment preservation, Jim and Linnea Anderson have been selected as the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation’s 2016 Award in Philanthropy recipients.

Sherri DeLaHunt to Be Presented 2016 "Women Making Waves" Award

April 14, 2016

Brainerd, Minn. –The Women’s Fund has named Sherri DeLaHunt the 2016 Women Making Waves Award recipient. Sherri was chosen for the award because of her commitment to the community through her immense volunteer work and her enthusiasm for giving back to others.