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CMCF Approves Elections of Board of Directors for 2016-2017

August 10, 2016

St. Cloud, Minn.— The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announced today approval of the election of John Herges, Tohow Siyad and Steve Windfeldt to a second term of three years and Brad Wheelock to a third term of three years to the Central Minnesota Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Two Grant Opportunities Available at Central Minnesota Community Foundation

August 04, 2016

St. Cloud, Minn. – The first grant opportunity is from the Women’s Fund of Central Minnesota Community Foundation. The Women's Fund is now accepting applications for their annual grant round. Online applications must be completed by midnight on September 30th 2016 and can be found at www.communitygiving.org/grants.

Lynn Grewing Selected as 2016 ATHENA Award Recipient

June 24, 2016

St. Cloud, Minn. –The Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation has named Lynn Grewing the 2016 ATHENA Award recipient. Lynn was chosen for the award because of her dedication and passion as an educator to positively influence the lives of her students and others in the community. The award presentation will happen at the Central Minnesota Community Foundation Annual Dinner on September 13th, 2016.

Women's Fund Presents....Dancing with Our Stars

June 02, 2016

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation presents “Dancing with Our Stars” at the Stearns County History Museum from 5-8 p.m. June 20, 2016. Women’s Fund Presents: Dancing with Our Stars is a community fundraiser to support women and girls in our community. Local “stars” will be competing with professionally-trained dancers to win a $15,000 grant for the charity of their choice.

Caryl Turnow Named Executive Director of Central Minnesota Community Foundation

May 06, 2016

St Cloud, Minn. – CommunityGiving and the Board of Directors of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) are pleased to announce the hiring of Caryl Turnow as the new Executive Director of the Foundation.

Foundations Provide Funding to Agencies that Address Rural Poverty

May 02, 2016

St. Cloud, Minnesota— What can be done in our community to address rural poverty? The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) and the Initiative Foundation (IF) have partnered to provide $18,000 in grants to area nonprofits or government agencies to develop solutions and implement programs to alleviate poverty in rural areas. The deadline to submit online applications to the Central Minnesota Rural Poverty Fund is June 30.

D.A.R.E. Fund Has Awarded $125,000 to Youth Drug Education Programs

April 14, 2016

St. Cloud, Minn. –The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) reached a milestone today by having granted over $125,000 to local drug education programs supported by law enforcement since the fund was started in 1994. The Benton County Sheriff, Cold Spring Police Department, Saint Cloud Police Department, Sartell Police Department, Sherburne County Sheriff, and Stearns’s County Sheriff all received grants for 2016 totaling $7,050.

Seeking Nominations for ATHENA Award

March 15, 2016

St. Cloud, MN - The mission of the Athena Award is to recognize and honor central Minnesota women who have achieved excellence in their careers and who inspire others. Criteria for selection include: Demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in her business or profession; provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the lives of others in the community; actively assist women in realizing their full leadership potential.

Bernick Family Foundation Awards $100,000

March 10, 2016

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Bernick Family Foundation announced today that it awarded more than $100,000 in grants focused on enriching the lives of youth and improving health through its fund at the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.

Grant Writing Workshop Offered March 17 in St. Cloud

March 01, 2016

St. Cloud, MN-The Central Minnesota Community Foundation in partnership with St. Cloud State University is offering a grant writing workshop, “Taking the Mystery out of Grant Writing!” on Thursday March 17th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the St Cloud State University “WELCOME CENTER” located at 355 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud.