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2010

All Grants In 2010

205 grants totaling $7,853,157

103 local grants totaling $3,165,521

102 rural grants totaling $4,687,636

Grantees Map & List

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Grantee Amount
Action Through Churches Together
for the 2010 Itasca Community Connect event.
$5,000
2010
African Development Center
continuation funding to build and strengthen economic development opportunities for African-Americans throughout rural Minnesota.
$225,000
2010
Alexandria Technical College
programming support for the Diversity Action Resource Alliance.
$30,000
2010
American Red Cross-Northland Chapter
disaster relief services for residents of central Minnesota.
$1,000
2010
American Red Cross-Northland Chapter
disaster relief for tornado victims in rural Minnesota.
$25,000
2010
American Red Cross-Northland Chapter
disaster relief due to September flooding in central and southern Minnesota.
$7,500
2010
American Red Cross-Northland Chapter
strategic planning, communications and data sharing technology.
$40,000
2010
Anderson Center, Inc.
expanding the Center's capacity building efforts.
$30,000
2010
Area Partnership for Economic Expansion
conducting research and develop strategies aimed at promoting new economic activity and job growth in the Grand Rapids/Itasca County area.
$45,000
2010
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
the Free At Last program serving Itasca County youth.
$10,000
2010
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
for creation of an Arrowhead Transit Marketing Plan.
$50,000
2010
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
operating assistance for the Free At Last program serving youth in Itasca County.
$13,525
2010
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
continued assistance for the Adult Scholarship Program in Itasca County.
$180,500
2010
Ball Bluff Township
the Jacobson Volunteer Recognition Celebration
$500
2010
Beltrami Area Service Collaborative
the Students First! Initiative in rural Minnesota.
$150,000
2010
Bigfork Township
the grand opening of the Bigfork airport.
$250
2010
Bigfork Valley Foundation
the 3rd annual Bigfork Valley Foundation Gala.
$250
2010
Bigfork Valley Foundation
planning and research support for the development of a medical reprocessing manufacturing facility in the Itasca County area.
$10,000
2010
Bigfork Valley Foundation
the last phase of planning and research to develop a medical reprocessing manufacturing facility in Itasca County.
$40,000
2010
Blackduck Ambulance Association
safety equipment.
$1,000
2010
Bovey/Coleraine Youth Center Inc
the annual New Year's Eve celebration.
$5,000
2010
Bridges Kinship Mentoring
your upcoming holiday programs.
$400
2010
Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce Fdn
the Keep It Local program.
$5,000
2010
Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce Fdn
for the Isanti County Leadership Program as part of the Rural Quick Start Program.
$1,800
2010
Cass County Economic Development Corp
the health care facility feasibility study.
$2,500
2010
Cass County Economic Development Corp
membership support for 2011.
$2,500
2010
Centennial Rotary Club of Grand Rapids
the annual community Thanksgiving dinner.
$1,585
2010
Center for Sustainable Living
understanding the economic implications of climate change and fossil fuel dependence on rural communities as part of the rural quick start program.
$2,100
2010
Citizens League
the "Creating Pathways to Prosperity" policy initiative.
$10,000
2010
City of Blackduck
conducting a marketing study to promote economic development for the Blackduck area.
$7,500
2010
City of Grand Rapids
the Library Alternative Heating Project.
$50,000
2010
City of Grand Rapids
a mailing to Grand Rapids area businesses and nonprofits on ADA requirements and possible solutions to barriers to allow people with mobility issues access to facilities.
$3,000
2010
City of Grand Rapids
replacing the carpet at the Grand Rapids Area Library.
$50,000
2010
City of Litchfield
a planning grant to increase economic development and heritage tourism.
$1,750
2010
City of Marble
capital support for the new Marble Public Library.
$10,000
2010
City of Nashwauk
new rescue equipment for the Fire Department and Ambulance Service.
$1,000
2010
City of Palisade
research and education for the community on a plasma arc gasification opportunity.
$10,000
2010
City of Palisade
further research, planning and public education for the Palisade Plasma Arc Gasification Endeavor (PAGE).
$20,000
2010
City of Staples
conducting a feasibility study for a fiber-to-the-premise broadband network to wll residents and businesses within the City of Staples.
$25,000
2010
City of Taconite
upgrades to the Taconite Community Center.
$5,000
2010
Cloquet Forestry Center
continuation assistance for implementation of the VFVC task force recommendations.
$9,809
2010
Cooperative Solutions
the Early Case Management/Early Neutral Evaluation pilot over 18 months.
$10,000
2010
Dakota Wicohan
three AmeriCorps fellows to work with Dakota youth.
$5,000
2010
Debate Minnesota
the 2010 debate series.
$10,000
2010
Deer River White Oak Society, Inc.
Living History School Days for children throughout Minnesota.
$500
2010
Depot Commons Association
continued assistance of the Workforce Development Initiative in Itasca County.
$50,000
2010
Depot Commons Association
the 2011 Governor's Fishing Opener.
$5,500
2010
Depot Commons Association
registration fee for the Institute for a Competitive Workforce being held September 20-22, 2010.
$500
2010
Depot Preservation Alliance
research and planning for preservation of the rail depot in Baudette.
$5,000
2010
Dovetail Partners
the "Working Forests and Carbon" workshop and field tour in Aitkin County.
$5,000
2010
Dovetail Partners
continued efforts to develop ecosystem service market opportunities including forest-based carbon offset projects that support rural communities and responsible land care in rural Minnesota.
$100,000
2010
Duluth Superior Area Community Fdn
building the fundraising capacity of the Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund as part of participation in the Blandin Community Leadership Program.
$5,000
2010
Edge of the Wilderness Community Center
the Native art exhibit "This is Displacement."
$1,000
2010
Edge of the Wilderness Community Center
the educational series on women's history as presented by Ann Reed.
$1,000
2010
Enterprise Minnesota
regional sponsorship for the third annual State of Manufacturing poll to be conducted in February 2011.
$5,000
2010
Grace House of Itasca County
operating assistance for a shelter and day center service in Itasca County.
$50,000
2010
Grand Itasca Foundation
for the Hoky Open Golf Scramble to raise money for area high school scholarships.
$100
2010
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
supplemental support for the Itasca County Sharing Fund.
$50,000
2010
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
the Angel of Hope Memorial Park.
$5,000
2010
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
the Healthy Brains for Children seminar on fetal alcohol syndrome.
$7,400
2010
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
continuation funding for the Itasca County Trails Task Force.
$150,000
2010
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
the May Mental Health Awareness events for Itasca County.
$250
2010
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
funding plan facilitation for Mt. Itasca as part of the Hwy 169 Corridor's participation in the Blandin Community Leadership Program.
$1,300
2010
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
the 2010 Itasca Area Nonprofit Giving Guide.
$4,800
2010
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
funding planing facilitation for Mt. Itasca as part of the rural quick start program.
$3,500
2010
Grand Rapids Area Male Chorus
the Big Sing in April 2011.
$5,000
2010
Grand Rapids Band Boosters
advertising the 2010-11 Blandin Education Awards Program.
$550
2010
Grand Rapids Show Boat Inc
a donation towards maintaining safety of the facility.
$1,000
2010
Grand Village Nursing Home
a therapeutic room for residents with dementia and other disabilities.
$5,000
2010
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
continuation funding to create affordable housing for families throughout rural Minnesota.
$2,000,000
2010
Greater Pokegama Lake Association
a donation toward the annual Independent Day Fireworks in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
$1,000
2010
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Phase II of the School Readiness Funders Coalition business plan for early childhood care and education policies.
$20,000
2010
Greenway High School
advertising the Blandin Education Awards Program in the 2011 Greenway Blast yearbook.
$360
2010
Greenway Joint Recreation Association
of the 2010 Jennie Guyer Fishing Tournament.
$200
2010
Greenway Senior Citizens Club
upgrades to the roof and chimney of the Marble Senior Center.
$2,000
2010
Growth and Justice
the Smart Investments in Minnesota's Students project throughout rural Minnesota.
$80,000
2010
Habitat for Humanity of Itasca County
sustaining assistance for low-income housing development in Itasca County.
$50,000
2010
Headwaters Regional Dev Commission
the community of Marshall to utilize the services of the Center for Community Stewardship as a result of their participation in the Blandin Community Leadership Program.
$5,000
2010
Hibbing Community/Technical College
the conference on China.
$1,000
2010
Hmong Arts Connection
initial organization and start-up expenses for the Southwest Minnesota Hmong Community Center.
$5,000
2010
Immigrant Law Center of MN
general assistance and to implement benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform to clients living in rural Minnesota.
$120,000
2010
Independent School District 118, Remer
the Fine Arts Program for all K-6 students in the Northland School District.
$100
2010
Independent School District 309
for the Student Success project.
$50,000
2010
Independent School District 316
identifying opportunities for sharing resources between the Nashwauk and Greenway school districts in Itasca County.
$15,000
2010
Independent School District 316
Children First! activities throughout 2010.
$3,000
2010
Independent School District 316
the Greenway 2010 Post Prom event.
$750
2010
Independent School District 316
a FIRST Robotics Team.
$5,000
2010
Independent School District 318
Children First! activities throughout 2010.
$9,000
2010
Independent School District 318
transportation for the Bigfork 9th grade students to attend the Future Workers event in Grand Rapids in September 2009.
$75
2010
Independent School District 318
transportation costs for Grand Rapids 9th graders to attend the Future Workers event on May 6, 2010.
$353
2010
Independent School District 318
Working Family Resource Center webinars this fall for working parents throughout the Itasca County areas.
$1,200
2010
Independent School District 318
for the purchase of audiometers for hearing screenings.
$1,000
2010
Independent School District 318
the Grand Rapids High School yearbook to advertise the Blandin Education Awards Program.
$300
2010
Independent School District 318
continued assistance for Baby Steps Boutique in Itasca County.
$146,000
2010
Independent School District 318
continued assistance for the Step Ahead parent education program in Itasca County.
$90,000
2010
Independent School District 318
continuation funding for the Children First! Initiative in Itasca County.
$25,000
2010
Independent School District 318
continuation funding for community mini grants as part of the Children First! initiative in Itasca County.
$11,000
2010
Independent School District 319
Children First! activities throughout 2010.
$2,000
2010
Independent School District 319
Nashwauk-Keewatin high school's 2011 All Night Grad Party.
$250
2010
Independent School District 363
a FIRST Robotics Team.
$5,000
2010
Independent School District 659
to build inclusion and leadership among diverse populations in the Northfield School District.
$5,000
2010
Initiative Foundation
a low-interest, short-term loan fund for businesses damaged in the Wadena tornado.
$25,000
2010
Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy
the 2010 Midwest Rural Assembly.
$1,000
2010
ISD 317 Deer River
Children First! activities throughout 2010
$2,000
2010
ISD 317 Deer River
the 2010 Deer River post prom party.
$750
2010
ISD 317 Deer River
for after-school programming through the Boys and Girls Club of Deer River.
$40,000
2010
Itasca Chapter Let's Go Fishing With Sen
providing fishing and boating excursions to seniors and hospice patients of Itasca County.
$1,000
2010
Itasca Community College
of the O-Gitch-I-Dah Club's annual pow-wow.
$500
2010
Itasca Community College
for high school financial aid nights in 2011.
$3,050
2010
Itasca Community College
supplemental financial aid assistance for the 2010-11 school year.
$40,000
2010
Itasca Community College
financial aid assistance for Itasca County high school graduates during the 2011-12 school year.
$375,000
2010
Itasca Community College
initiating a shared ride system to address transportation issues that have been barriers to student success among the five member colleges of the Northeast Higher Education District.
$35,050
2010
Itasca Community College
administration of an education award survey
$1,255
2010
Itasca Community College Foundation
an Innovation Fund to be used for innovative and futuristic thinking proposals.
$2,000
2010
Itasca Community Television, Inc.
continuation funding for operations through 2012 in Itasca County.
$150,000
2010
Itasca County Family YMCA Inc
the Get Fit Initiative in the Itasca County area.
$50,000
2010
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
a leadership sector feasibility study.
$5,000
2010
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
continued operating assistance to promote economic development opportunities throughout Itasca County.
$200,000
2010
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
a Leadership Education Economic Training program in the Itasca County area.
$38,000
2010
Itasca Ski & Outing Club
marketing and promotion of Mt. Itasca.
$10,000
2010
Izaak Walton League
of the GreenStep Cities Seminar being held in Grand Rapids, MN.
$200
2010
Jobs Now Coalition
continued efforts to promote economic opportunities and labor market outcomes for residents throughout rural Minnesota.
$115,000
2010
Judy Garland Children's Museum
the 35th annual Judy Garland Festival.
$1,000
2010
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
implementing Junior Achievement programming in Itasca County schools.
$10,000
2010
Keepers Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers
for continuation of the drum and dance class.
$5,000
2010
Kenwood Therapy Center
exploration and development of new community based programming with Native communities in rural Minnesota as part of the Rural Quickstart Program.
$5,000
2010
Koochiching County
maintaining services at the Northome Resource Center during 2010.
$15,000
2010
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
continued assistance of the Teenage Parent Program in Itasca County.
$118,000
2010
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
continued operating assistance of the Circles of Support program in Itasca County.
$283,000
2010
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
community engagement efforts in Itasca County.
$103,000
2010
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
continued assistance for the Itasca Area Crisis Nursery program.
$95,000
2010
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
crisis housing activities in Itasca County.
$51,000
2010
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
emergency heating assistance for Itasca County.
$100,000
2010
Lac qui Parle County Econ Dev Authority
a planning grant to augment the LightSpeed grant to implement the Mobile Computer Lab project.
$1,000
2010
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
capital assistance for broadcasting equipment.
$50,000
2010
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
the Bug O Nay Ge Shig school truancy reduction program.
$50,000
2010
Local Initiatives Support Corp. - Duluth
Sustainable Community Week
$5,000
2010
Minnesota Campus Compact
improving college success measures and expose rural and urban students to career opportunities in rural Minnesota.
$20,000
2010
Minnesota Chamber Foundation
operating support for Minnesota Business Gives.
$5,000
2010
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
2010 membership renewal.
$1,000
2010
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
the Fast Fundraising Facts Workshop being held in Grand Rapids on June 10, 2010.
$2,000
2010
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
the rural elements of the Nonprofit Advocacy Network.
$25,000
2010
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
the annual nonprofit conference being held in Duluth.
$2,500
2010
Minnesota Council on Foundations
24 deluxe subscriptions to MGO for Blandin grantees.
$5,616
2010
Minnesota D.A.R.E., Inc.
of the "Next Generation" of DARE.
$1,000
2010
Minnesota E-Democracy
the Cass Lake/Leech Lake Issues Forum community outreach efforts.
$10,000
2010
Minnesota Public Radio
bring news and relevant programming to residents throughout rural Minnesota.
$200,000
2010
Minnesota Rural Partners, Inc.
the 2010 Small Town Symposium and Rural Urban Gathering.
$10,000
2010
Minnesota Wood Education Project
the 2011 Goods from the woods event at the IRA Civic Center.
$8,000
2010
MN American Indian Chamber of Commerce
the 2010 MAICC Business Builders Luncheon.
$1,000
2010
MN Assistance Council for Veterans
programming and services in Itasca County.
$10,000
2010
MN Assn for Environmental Education
the MAEE conference being held in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, on March 12-13, 2010.
$500
2010
MN Coalition for the Homeless
a strategic planning process.
$10,000
2010
MN Home Care Association
the first phase of planning for a more robust resource system for the membership.
$5,000
2010
MN Humanities Center
the Iron Range history and cultural project.
$10,000
2010
MN Technology of Participation LLC
providing training to 25 Itasca County nonprofits in the Technology of Participation facilitation methods.
$10,000
2010
Mount Itasca Ski Patrol
the purchase of evacuation toboggans and other safety supplies.
$500
2010
Native Americans in Philanthropy
membership at the Caribou level of $750.
$750
2010
Native Americans in Philanthropy
for membership support at the Caribou Clan level.
$750
2010
NE MN Area Health Education Center
a public education program focusing on germ awareness in Itasca County and surrounding schools as part of the Rural Qucik Start program.
$2,712
2010
Nicollet County
developing and implementing a countywide leadership/networking program in Nicollet County as part of participation in the Blandin Community Leadership Program.
$5,000
2010
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, Inc.
expanding coaching services to entrepreneurs committed to growing their businesses throughout rural Minnesota.
$125,000
2010
Northern Community Radio KAXE
the use of KAXE's meeting room space for Blandin Foundation senior managers on June 21, 2010.
$150
2010
Northern Community Radio KAXE
10,000 Microphones documentary production training.
$5,000
2010
Northern Itasca Joint Powers Board
a comprehensive community plan for the City of Bigfork.
$5,000
2010
Northern Lights Community School
the ItascaCorps mentoring project in Itasca County.
$57,000
2010
Northland Area Family Service Center
for support of the Home Visiting Program.
$25,000
2010
Northland Counseling Center Inc
training costs associated with the Certified Peer Specialist program.
$9,500
2010
Northland Counseling Center Inc
assistance to Kiesler House in its first annual "Ride to Recovery."
$500
2010
Northland Foundation
the 2010 Northeastern Minnesota Early Childhood Summit.
$5,000
2010
Parents United For Public Schools
the Parents United Leadership Boot Camp.
$75,000
2010
Pine Technical College
an Entrepreneurial Center and Technology Business Incubator on the Pine Technical College campus.
$20,000
2010
Propel Nonprofits
efforts to build nonprofit capacity, promote partnerships and strategic alliances among Itasca County area nonprofits.
$75,000
2010
RAIN Source Capital Inc.
the 7th annual RAIN Makers Conference.
$2,500
2010
Rainy River Community College
a science and math education program at Rainy River Community College.
$100,000
2010
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
of the Northern Minnesota Reservation Economic Development Summit being held August 11-12, 2010.
$5,000
2010
Redwood Area Communities Foundation
planning and development for the Tatanka Bluffs Corridor.
$5,000
2010
Redwood Area Communities Foundation
planning support for the Minnesota Valley History Learning Center as part of the Rural Quick Start Program.
$5,000
2010
Redwood Area Communities Foundation
the Sunktanka Native Youth Development Program.
$10,000
2010
Redwood Area Communities Foundation
research for a local foods initiative as part of the Rural Quickstart Program.
$5,000
2010
Regents of The University of Minnesota
the Superior National Forest Scenic By-Way planning.
$10,000
2010
Regents of The University of Minnesota
a senior fellow for the Engaged Philanthropy Program throughout rural Minnesota.
$49,818
2010
Regents of The University of Minnesota
The Minnesota Principals Academy research-based executive development program in northern Minnesota.
$42,505
2010
Regents of The University of Minnesota
the fifth annual "One Minnesota" legislative policy conference being held January 12, 2011.
$10,000
2010
Reif Arts Council
the Kennedy Center Partners in Education workshops.
$1,993
2010
Reif Arts Council
continued assistance for operations and programs in Itasca County.
$310,000
2010
Reif Arts Council
a review and update of the 2005 Development Audit.
$1,000
2010
Reif Arts Council
Kennedy Center workshops in 2011 and 2012 for elementary teachers in the Itasca County area.
$5,600
2010
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
the Kids Packs to Go backpack program in Itasca County.
$2,500
2010
Sharing Our Roots
encouraging participation of rural Latinos in the 2010 census.
$10,000
2010
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
the Tornado Recovery Fund to provide assistance to farmers and rural businesses impacted by the recent tornado.
$10,000
2010
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
for the Flood Recovery Fund.
$20,000
2010
Southwest Initiative Foundation
endowment of the Granite Falls Area Community Foundation as part of the rural quick start program.
$5,000
2010
Southwest Initiative Foundation
the Community Engagement and Leadership Competencies project throughout rural Minnesota.
$25,000
2010
The Northspan Group, Inc.
the Minnesota Cup business plan competition.
$15,000
2010
Voyageur's National Park Association
the Sustainable Gateway Communities Initiative to work with communities to create teams for the benefit of their local economy and connect their community to public lands across rural Minnesota.
$25,000
2010
Welcome Center, Inc.
the College Access program in rural Minnesota.
$35,000
2010
Wells Academy
operating assistance to provide training to Native American apprentice students in northern Minnesota.
$50,000
2010
White Earth Land Recovery Project
the White Earth Food Systems project.
$10,000
2010
White Earth Tribal Council
assisting northern Minnesota Indian Reservations with organizational development and strategic plan implementation in rural Minnesota.
$30,000
2010
Willmar Area Multicultural Business Center
a multi-cultural community kitchen in the Willmar area.
$50,000
2010
Windustry
the Community Options for Renewable Energy initiative throughout rural Minnesota.
$25,000
2010
Windustry
scholarships to attend the Windustry conference in St. Paul on November 15-16.
$1,000
2010
Wirt Community Club
the Wirt Summer Fest.
$500
2010
Women's Leadership Fund
the Rural Women's Leadership Summit in Minnesota.
$10,000
2010
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