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2020

All Grants In 2020

165 grants totaling $11,758,229

93 local grants totaling $6,984,899

72 rural grants totaling $4,773,330

Grantees Map & List

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Grantee Amount
Advocates For Family Peace
Project support for domestic violence prevention during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$20,000
2020
Aitkin County Friends of the Arts
Project support to conduct a feasibility study for a downtown performing arts center as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
Anishinabe Legal Services
Capital support for construction of a new office building in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Area Partnership for Economic Expansion
Project support for research and education activities to attact new businesses in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2020
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Operating support for Adult Scholarship Program in 2020-22 in Itasca County
$400,000
2020
Ball Club Local Indian Council
donation in support of landscaping upgrades in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Bigfork Improvement Group
Donation in support of Edge Center upgrades as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Bigfork Valley Foundation
Project support for community and hospital emergency response needs and to establish a low-interest business loan program during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$35,000
2020
Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians
Project support for food distribution to meet essential needs and for strengthening the Band's emergency response infrastructure for Tribal members in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians
project support for youth development programming in rural Minnesota
$30,000
2020
Bovey Farmers Day Association
Donation for the 2021 Bovey Farmers' Day in Itasca County.
$1,000
2020
Buck Lake Improvement Club
Donation in support of building upgrades in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Calumet Public Library
Donation in support of new children's books in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Center For Rural Policy & Development
Operating support for research, education, and communication about issues critical to strengthening communities in rural Minnesota
$70,000
2020
Children's Mental Health Services/REACH
Donation in support of Children's Mental Health Services 8th Annual Stomp on Stigma 5k in Itasca County
$500
2020
City of Coleraine
Project support for a rain garden project as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in Itasca County
$5,000
2020
City of Fergus Falls
Capital support to create an archery park in Fergus Falls as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota.
$5,000
2020
City of Grand Rapids
Donation in support of the 2020 annual Independence Day fireworks in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
City of Nashwauk
Capital support for virtual city-led meetings during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$5,000
2020
City of Thief River Falls
Project support for Thief River Falls talent attraction and attention as part of the Blandin Community Leadership program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
City of Warba
Donation in support of the Warba Fire Department's Summer Celebration event in Itasca county
$300
2020
City of Warba
Capital support for upgrades to the Warba Legion Campground in Itasca County.
$3,000
2020
Cohasset Economic Development Authority
Program-Related Investment to support small businesses during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$50,000
2020
Community Integration Center
project support to Community Integration Center for operating support in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2020
Conexiones
Project support for organizational capacity building in rural Minnesota
$45,000
2020
Department of Public Transformation
Project support for Say YES! Creative Capital Campaign to renovate flagship project in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Depot Commons Association
Capital support to upgrade the heating systems at the Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center building in Itasca County.
$6,000
2020
Edge of the Wilderness Community Center
Project support to provide virtual events for families during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County.
$5,000
2020
Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center
Project support for capital and organizational capacity building in Itasca County
$10,000
2020
First Call for Help of Itasca County
Capital support supplies and equipment during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County.
$10,000
2020
Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Project support for COVID-19 emergency response for distribution of food and essential needs for Tribal members in rural Minnesota.
$50,000
2020
Forward Health Foundation
Project support to develop a Community Paramedic Program in Itasca County.
$12,500
2020
Grace House of Itasca County
Project support for the Governer's Minnesota Homeless Winter Initiative in Itasca County.
$10,000
2020
Grand Itasca Foundation
Project support for the Keep Itasca Healthy Campaign during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County.
$8,000
2020
Grand Itasca Foundation
Project support for phase 2 of the Keep Itasca Healthy Campaign during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County.
$8,000
2020
Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council
Project support for COVID-19 emergency assistance for food distribution to Tribal members in rural Minnesota.
$50,000
2020
Grand Rapids & Itasca Mountain Bicycling Association
Project support for the Tioga Recreational Public Art Sculpture project in Itasca County
$2,500
2020
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Donation in support of Grand Rapids High School 2020 Post Prom event in Itasca County
$750
2020
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support for the Community Response Fund for basic needs relief, short-term response, and longer-term recovery during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$150,000
2020
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support for strengthening access to mental health supports during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$13,000
2020
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support for Sharing Fund to help low-income residents with essential needs during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$137,000
2020
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support for accessible park for Ball Club community members in Itasca County
$22,000
2020
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support for continuation of the Itasca County Trails Task Force in Itasca County
$150,000
2020
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Project support for the Itasca County Sharing Fund in Itasca County
$150,000
2020
Grand Rapids Band Boosters
Donation in support of the 2020-21 Grand Rapids Band Activities Calendar in Itasca County
$550
2020
Grand Rapids Centennial Rotary Club
Donation in support of the 2020 community Thanksgiving dinner in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Grand Rapids Economic Dev. Authority
Program Related Investment to establish a small business "Emergency Working Capital Loan Fund" during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County.
$650,000
2020
Grand Rapids FFA Alumni and Supporters
Project support for the Knock Out Hunger project as part of the Blandin Community Leadership Grant program in Itasca County
$5,000
2020
Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission
Project support for completing research that identifies ways of reducing effluents and solids to waste treatment from UPM Blandin in Itasca County
$15,000
2020
Grand Rapids Summer Celebration Inc
Donation in support of the 2020 Tall Timber Days festival in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Great Minds Learning Center
Project support to implement specialized online learning for children during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$8,300
2020
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Operating support to develop affordable housing in rural and Reservation communities in 2021-2022 in rural Minnesota
$500,000
2020
Greater Twin Cities United Way
project support for Greater Twin Cities United Way as fiscal agent for the Start Early Funders Coalition for its research and education work in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2020
Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Project support to help meet essential needs across black, Indigenous, and communities of color in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
HOPE Coalition
Project support for Red Wing Area Homeless Committee as part of the Blandin Community Leadership program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
Independent School District 2
Project support for virtual graduation ceremony during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$500
2020
Independent School District 316
Operating support for Children First! activities through June 2022 in Itasca County
$6,000
2020
Independent School District 316
Project support to address the inequities in the use of technology for students across School District 316 during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$75,000
2020
Independent School District 318
Donation in support of Family Night benefiting Native American students and their families in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Independent School District 318
Donation in support of advertising the 2020-21 Blandin Education Grants Program in the Grand Rapids High School yearbook in Itasca County
$300
2020
Independent School District 318
Project support to address inequities in access and use of technology for students across School District 318 during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County.
$150,000
2020
Independent School District 318
Operating support for Children First! activities through June 2022 in Itasca County
$45,000
2020
Independent School District 318
Project support to continue to address inequities in access and use of technology for students across School District 318 during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$150,000
2020
Independent School District 318
Donation in support of Ojibwe language signage in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Independent School District 319
Donation in support of the Nashwauk-Keewatin All Night Grad Party in Itasca County
$400
2020
Independent School District 319
Project support for Anishinaabe Worldview Training for educators, administrators, and other community leaders in Nashwauk and Keewatin in Itasca county
$16,175
2020
Independent School District 319
Operating support for Children First! activities through June 2022 in Itasca County
$6,000
2020
Independent School District 319
Project support for essential technology infrastructure to support distance learning during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$10,000
2020
Initiative Foundation
Project support for community wellness in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2020
Invest Early
Operating support for continuation of Invest Early program in Itasca County
$2,100,000
2020
ISD 317 Deer River
Project support for summer food distribution program during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$30,000
2020
ISD 317 Deer River
Operating support for Children First! activities through June 2022 in Itasca County
$6,000
2020
ISD 317 Deer River
Project support for a cultural building to support Native and other students' spiritual and educational needs in Itasca County
$10,000
2020
Itasca Area Schools Collaborative
Project support to care for children of medical and service industry workers during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$15,000
2020
Itasca Chapter Let's Go Fishing With Sen
Donation in support of the 2020 Let's Go Fishing with Seniors program in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Itasca Community College
Project support for the Itasca Community College 2020 Career Fair in the Itasca Area
$10,000
2020
Itasca Community College
Project support for cultural programming for Native American students in Itasca County
$9,300
2020
Itasca Community College
Project support for financial aid programs for the 2020-21 academic year in Itasca County
$407,500
2020
Itasca Community Television, Inc.
Operating support to continue to provide public access television news and programming for 2021-2022 in Itasca County.
$170,000
2020
Itasca County
Capital support for safety and electrical upgrades to a multi-purpose building at the Fairgrounds in Itasca County
$10,000
2020
Itasca County Family YMCA Inc
Project support for child care staff compensation during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County.
$5,000
2020
Itasca County Family YMCA Inc
Operating support to continue to provide childcare and youth and senior porgramming for 2021-2022 in Itasca County.
$250,000
2020
Itasca County Historical Society
Donation in support of the 2020 Winterglo Festival in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Itasca County Historical Society
Project support for the Avenue of the Pines Video Mapping Project in Itasca County
$3,000
2020
Itasca County Housing/Redevel Authority
Project support for housing assistance during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$60,000
2020
Itasca County Land Department
Donation in support of safety fencing at Gunn Park in Itasca County
$1,000
2020
Itasca County Public Health
Project support for a Mental Health Changemakers Retreat in Itasca County
$25,000
2020
Itasca Cty Health & Human Serv
Project support to update the quintennial Bridge to Health survey in rural Minnesota.
$5,000
2020
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
Program Related Investment to establish an Itasca Small Business Relief Fund during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$500,000
2020
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
Project support for support of the Itasca Strong campaign to support local businesses during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$5,000
2020
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
Project support for theThrive Up North campaign in Itasca County
$20,000
2020
Itasca Hospice Foundation
Donation in support of operations and training in Itasca county
$1,000
2020
Itasca Life Options
Capital support to provide remote learning for clients during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$11,850
2020
Itasca Ski & Outing Club
Capital support for Itasca Ski and Outing Club for safety equipment at Mt. Itasca in Itasca County
$2,500
2020
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
Project support for computers and internet service for area low-income families to ensure immediate access to new, state-mandated online K-12 education during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$25,000
2020
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
Operating support for poverty reduction programs in Itasca County 2020-2022
$529,920
2020
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc
Project support for local famlies in need throught the winter during the COVID-19 health and econmic crisis in Itasca County
$80,000
2020
Land Stewardship Project
Project support of the Land Stewardship Project for leadership development in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Project support for distribution of food and essential needs to Tribal members in rural Minnesota
$100,000
2020
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Capital support of childcare facility in rural Minnesota
$300,000
2020
Leech Lake Financial Services, Inc.
Project support to Leech Lake Financial Services for operations support in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Leech Lake Financial Services, Inc.
Project support for affordable housing development in the Leech Lake area in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN
Operating support to provide legal assistance to low-income individuals for 2021-2022 in Itasca County
$454,000
2020
Longville Area Community Choir
Donation in support of Music in the Park in rural Minnesota
$300
2020
Lower Sioux Indian Community
Project support for COVID-19 emergency response for distribution of food and essential needs to Tribal members in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Donation in support of the Range Together for Youth LGBTQ+ program during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in rural Minnesota.
$1,000
2020
Manitou Center
Project support for Trauma-Informed Care Training as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
Mankato Area Foundation
Project support for sponsorship of the 2020 Rural MN Equity Summit in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Project support for COVID-19 emergency assistance for delivery of meals and supplies to Tribal members in rural Minnesota.
$50,000
2020
Minnesota Chamber Foundation
Project support for Minnesota 2030 research project in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
Project support for 2020 membership assistance in rural Minnesota
$1,750
2020
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc
project support to support operations in rural Minnesota
$225,000
2020
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Ongoing membership support for 2021 in rural Minnesota
$17,800
2020
Minnesota Department of Education
Project support for planning project between rural public libraries and manufactured housing communities to promote digital access and literacy in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Minnesota Public Radio
Operating support through June 2022 to continue rural news reporting, distribution, and in-depth coverage in rural Minnesota
$200,000
2020
MN Assistance Council for Veterans
Project support for programming and services to veterans in Itasca County
$10,000
2020
MN Diversified Industries
Capital support for a Hollow Core Profile Extruder to grow and diversify its business opportunities and increase emplyment for people with disabilities in Itasca County
$675,000
2020
Nameless Coalition for the Homeless
project support for organizational development in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Native Governance Center
Project support for We Are Still Here Initiative in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
North Central MN Farm & Antique Assoc.
Capital support for upgrades to buildings at the Blackberry site in Itasca County.
$5,000
2020
Northern Community Radio KAXE
Capital support for remote operating equipment during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$19,314
2020
Northland Area Family Service Center
Project support for strategic planning for the Northland Early Childhood Collaborative in Itasca County
$7,500
2020
Northland Area Family Service Center
Project support for strategic planning and to advance collaboration among the Northland Early Education Collaboarative, Leech Lake Head Start and Northland Schools in rural Minnesota
$15,000
2020
Northland Counseling Center Inc
Program support for Northern Opportunity Works program in Itasca county
$87,240
2020
Northland Counseling Center Inc
Project support for technology and internet upgrades to serve mental health needs during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$25,000
2020
Northland Foundation
Donation in support of the 2020 Childcare Training and Appreciation Seminar in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2020
Northland Foundation
Project support for business succession planning and technical assistance to businesses in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Northland Foundation
Project support for emergency access to childcare for critical workers in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2020
Northland Foundation
Project support for the Emergency Child Care Grant Program during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$30,000
2020
Northland Foundation
Project support for continuation of the Rural Economic Development initiative during 2020 in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2020
Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Project support for Minnesota Homeless Winter Initiative in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2020
Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Project support for food and wellness access in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Northwest Minnesota Foundation
Project support to support its COVID-19 response fund in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2020
Owatonna Area Chamber Foundation
Project support for Engage Owatonna: Let's Talk as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota.
$5,000
2020
Pengilly Booster Club
Capital support for community center upgrades in Itasca County
$3,000
2020
PFund Foundation
Project support for emergency mini-grant program to assist non-profits and small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Project support for COVID-19 emergency assistance for food distribution to Tribal members in rural Minnesota.
$50,000
2020
Regents of The University of Minnesota
Project support to Regents of the University of Minnesota for the 2020 One Minnesota Legislative Conference in support of issues important to rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
Region 5 Regional Dev Commission
Project support for a housing and workplace feasibility study for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in rural Minnesota
$35,000
2020
Region 5 Regional Dev Commission
project support for a new Rural Justice System Consortium initiative in rural Minnesota
$8,000
2020
Reif Arts Council
Project support for The Reminders Shaun Boothe performances in Itasca County
$2,500
2020
Reif Arts Council
Donation in support of drive-in concerts during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$500
2020
ReVive Virginia
Project support for mental health training and community discussion as part of Blandin Leadership Grants program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Project support for Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Project support for Connected MN internet access for low-income Indigenous and families of color during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in rural Minnesota.
$50,000
2020
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Project support for emergency food packaging and distribution during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis in Itasca County
$10,000
2020
Senior Resources of Freeborn County
Project support to expand transportation options for senior citizens as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in Itasca County
$2,500
2020
Sharing Our Roots
Project support for the Community Connectors immigrant outreach and local foods project in rural Minnesota
$200,000
2020
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Project support for COVID-19 response fund in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2020
Southwest Initiative Foundation
Project support access for childcare to critical workers in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2020
Springboard for the Arts
Project support for two rural recovery funds for arts organizations and artist-led community projects in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
The Advocates for Human Rights
Project support for research, planning and community engagement activities in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
The Food Group
Project support for Big River Farms to increase participation and outcomes for emerging farmers and farmers of color in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
The Salvation Army Northern Division
Project support to establish the future vision of the Salvation Army in Fairmont as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota
$10,000
2020
The Shepherd's In
Project support for Don't Give Up suicide awareness program as part of Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
United Way of 1,000 Lakes
Project support to address immediate and evolving needs in Itasca County
$5,000
2020
United Way of Northeastern Minnesota
Project support for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica and Mobile Education Center project as part of the Blandin Leadership Grant program in rural Minnesota
$5,000
2020
University of Minnesota Extension Service
Donation in support of the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference in rural Minnesota
$1,000
2020
University of Minnesota Foundation
Project support for youth engagement, youth programming, and program quality assessments in Itasca County
$250,000
2020
Upper Sioux Community
Project support for COVID-19 emergency food distribution and storage capacity for Tribal members in rural Minnesota.
$50,000
2020
West Central Initiative
Project support for its COVID-19 response fund in rural Minnesota
$25,000
2020
White Earth Tribal Council
Project support for COVID-19 emergency assistance for food distribution to Tribal members in rural Minnesota.
$50,000
2020
Women's Foundation of Minnesota
Project support for Women and Girls Response Fund in rural Minnesota
$50,000
2020
Women's Foundation of Minnesota
Project support for continuation of the Young Women's Initiative in rural Minnesota
$100,000
2020
YWCA Duluth
Project support to expand the reach of its Overcoming Racism Conference and mini grants to organizations across rural Minnesota
$49,980
2020
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