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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.

"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.

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.

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.

Kathy Grochow Named Director of Community Programs

August 13, 2018

St. Cloud, Minn. – CommunityGiving and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) are pleased to announce Kathy Grochow as the new Director of Community Programs for the organization. Grochow was a Senior Development Officer at the College of St. Benedict and has over 18 years of experience in philanthropy. She received her undergraduate in Business Administration Management from the University of Minnesota-Mankato and her master's degree in Organizational Management from Concordia University in St. Paul.

Funding Available for Women and Girls Programming

August 06, 2018

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announced two grant rounds are now accepting grant applications to benefit women and young girls in the community. The first grant opportunity is from the Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation. The Women’s Fund provides funding to projects and programs that focus on the following three areas: girls ages 10-18, women in transition and elder women.

Schlenner Elected to CMCF Board of Directors

July 26, 2018

St. Cloud, Minn.— The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announced the election of Jim Schlenner to serve on the board of directors. Jim Schlenner is Senior Partner with the accounting and consulting firm Schlenner, Wenner & Co. Schlenner has over 35 years experience working with small and mid-sized businesses providing tax, accounting and consulting advice. He has served on various non-profit boards including St. Cloud Rotary, United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota and the St. Cloud Hospital.

Over $150,000 Raised for Local Organizations Benefiting Women and Girls

June 19, 2018

ST. CLOUD, MN – The third annual Women’s Fund Presents: Dancing With Our Stars LIVE was held yesterday, Monday, June 18, 2018 at the College of St. Benedict. The event raised $151,949 for local organizations that benefit women and girls. Over 600 people were in attendance to cheer on their favorite dancers and charities. This year’s event once again featured a dance competition between six local celebrities who had 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.

Fund Established to Aid Flood Victims in Somalia

June 04, 2018

St. Cloud, Minn.— The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announced today the opening of the Flooding in Somalia Fund. This fund was established to support humanitarian assistance and aid displaced people in Somalia due to flooding.