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Featured Grants

The Lake May Center

Featured Grant3/31/17

The Lake May Center in Walker, Minnesota helps area seniors live well and independently by providing activities where people can find companionship, friendship and fun.

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Duluth Art Institute

Featured Grant12/12/16

The Duluth Art Institute strengthens the arts community of Northern Minnesota through exhibitions and hands-on learning. Their Lincoln Building provides artistic outlet and expression through education for Minnesotans of all ages.

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud

Featured Grant11/15/16

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud is working with young people experiencing homelessness to find housing and build successful futures. Their Youth House program provides transitional housing and emergency shelter to youth ages 16-24.

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Nexus Community Partners

Featured Grant11/8/16

Nexus Community Partners is changing the way economic disparities and opportunities are addressed on Saint Paul’s East Side. Recent research into local and national innovations for sparking economic growth has shed light on new models for a stronger community.

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Churches United in Ministry

Featured Grant9/19/16

Families experiencing homelessness in St. Louis County have a new place to get back on their feet thanks to Churches United in Ministry, a human services agency governed by 43 congregations in the Duluth area.

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The Lutheran Home Association

Featured Grant8/16/16

The Lutheran Home Association's health and safety monitoring technology provides families with a new tool when caring for older adults. 

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ArtsLab

Featured Grant7/26/16

Arts Midwest’s ArtsLab program gives arts nonprofits the tools they need to thrive, adding to the vitality of communities across Minnesota.

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Kairos Alive!

Featured Grant6/22/16

Kairos Alive! is building a stronger, healthier community in Bemidji using dance, music and storytelling to improve the health of elders and engage community members of all ages.

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Dream of Wild Health

Featured Grant5/5/16

Dream of Wild Health is growing seeds and growing leaders through their Indigenous Food Network, a web of programming that supports healthy eating in Native communities and provides educational and employment opportunities for youth.

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Rebuilding Together Twin Cities

Featured Grant4/25/16

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities' ramp programkeeps elderly and mobility-challenged homeowners in their homes and connected to their communities.

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North End Arts Initiative

Featured Grants4/1/16

In Progress' North End Arts Initiative engaged a diverse community in arts experiences and exhibits, creating stronger neighborhood ties and understanding through storytelling.

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Minnesota Literacy Council

Featured Grant3/25/16

Minnesota Literacy Council connects low-income individuals to computer skills classes, helping them build the skills they need to find new employment opportunities. 

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College Possible

Featured Grant2/26/16

College Possible works with low-income high school students to turn their dreams of college into realities. The Connects program focuses on increasing college graduation rates by supporting students throughout their college journey.

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ElderCircle

Featured Grant7/28/14

Little things can make all the difference for a senior citizen’s quality of life and ability to live independently. ElderCircle volunteers help Itasca County seniors with those critical “little things” to help maintain their independence. Learn more

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Breaking Free

Featured Grant5/20/14

Helping women leave life on the street for a better future is the mission of Breaking Free. A Mardag Foundation grant is helping it create transitional housing for sexually-exploited teens as they work toward self-sufficiency.

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Parent Aware

Featured Grant2/7/14

By the end of this decade, more than 70 percent of all jobs in Minnesota will require training beyond high school. To help at-risk children in rural Minnesota prepare for the jobs of the future, Mardag Foundation is investing in training pre-K educators.

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