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Central Minnesota Community Foundation News

Charity Challenge Raises Record $621,652 for Food Shelves

January 16, 2019

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 $621,652 this holiday season to provide much-needed support to food shelves in the St. Cloud area.

Local Programs Supporting Women and Girls Receive Over $78,000 in Grant Funding

January 10, 2019

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Women’s Fund and Julianne Williams Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation announced today the recipients of their annual grants, totaling $78,850. The grants were awarded to twelve area organizations focusing on improving the lives of women and girls in central Minnesota. "These organizations are implementing life-changing work for the girls and women in our community and we are excited to support them," says Joanne Kudrna, Chair of the Women's Fund Advisory Board.

Charity Challenge Match Doubled to Support Local Food Shelves

December 27, 2018

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Norman C. Skalicky Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation would like to announce that the Norman C. Skalicky Foundation has increased the Charity Challenge match from the original $100,000 to an unprecedented $200,000. The dollar for dollar match continues to run until December 31, 2018.

Charity Challenge Match Increases to $150,000

December 05, 2018

ST. CLOUD, Minn. –The Norman C. Skalicky Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation announced today that the Charity Challenge match has been increased to $150,000, previously set at $100,000.

Charity Challenge Returns to Help Local Food Shelves

November 19, 2018

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Charity Challenge has become a tradition for the Norman C. Skalicky Foundation, the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the St. Cloud metro area. Since the first Challenge in 2001, which raised $10,185; to last year’s record setting $468,673 challenge, this event has surpassed a total of $3.1 million raised for local food shelves.

Arts Grant Recipients Through Central Minnesota Community Foundation

October 03, 2018

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) Arts Fund is pleased to announce they have awarded 6 grants totaling $35,000. The GREAT Theatre received $6,000, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota $6,000, WACOSA $5,000, Great Northern Theatre Company $5,000, St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra $7,500 and Whitney Senior Center-City of St.Cloud $5,500.

Foundations Provide Funding for Rural Poverty Programs and Projects

October 01, 2018

St. Cloud, Minnesota— The Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation, in partnership, have granted $19,000 to area nonprofits who are working to develop solutions and implement programs that alleviate poverty in rural areas of Central Minnesota.

"Difference Maker" Grant Recipients Through Central Minnesota Community Foundation

October 02, 2018

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) is excited to announce the recipients of it's first Difference Maker Grant. The Lion Community Enrichment Programs, Inc. received a $21,600 grant, the Local Education & Activities Foundation--LEAF received a $10,000 grant, #unitecloud received a $20,000 grant and Terebinth Refuge received a $11,400 grant.

Over 100 Students Receive Scholarships from Central Minnesota Community Foundation

September 07, 2018

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation, in conjunction with CommunityGiving, has awarded $168,600 in academic scholarships for the coming school year to 101 students from the upper Midwest.

Noonan, Clark and Bernick Family to Receive Awards at CMCF Annual Dinner

August 21, 2018

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation will hold their Annual Dinner on Tuesday, September 11th from 5:00-8:30pm. The celebration will take place at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Three awards will be presented at the event this year. Reservations are $75 and can be made at www.communitygiving.org/events or by calling (877) 253-4380.