Tag: Northland Foundation

The Northland Foundation’s Youth In Philanthropy Board awards $8,267 in grants to nine children-and-youth led projects in region

Northeast Minnesota – The Northland Foundation is pleased to announce that nine grants were recently awarded by the young people serving on its Youth In Philanthropy Board. The Board is made up of middle school and high school students from across the foundation’s service area who review and make grantmaking decisions with guidance from volunteer adult mentors. The grants that the students award,…
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March 2, 2023 0

Aitkin Community Education providing Child Care Assistance through FFN Program

Aitkin Community Education received a Family, Friends and Neighbors grant through Northland Foundation to offer assistance to friends and family providing childcare in their homes. The grant allows Aitkin Community Ed to provide a monthly play and learn get-together for children and their caregivers. Aitkin Community Education Director Lara Parkin: Parkin further explained the purpose…
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February 7, 2023 0

Northland Foundation names new Regional and Associate Directors for Small Business Development Center

Northland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) business consultants, Vicki Hagberg and Curt Walczak, were recently promoted.   Hagberg became Regional Director. She joined the Northland SBDC in 2020, first as a business consultant and then Associate Director of the program. Walczak steps into the position of Associate Director after having  worked as a professional business consultant for the SBDC for the past 21 years. …
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January 5, 2023 0

Northland Foundation and 12 AGE to age sites launch innovative programming in northeast Minnesota with AmeriCorps Seniors Demonstration grant funding

(NE Minnesota) — The Northland Foundation’s Age to age network of intergenerational  programs is benefitting from the American Rescue Plan funding, a boon to underserved and disproportionately impacted communities. $500k, an american rescue plan/ARP Americorps Seniors senior demonstration grant, will be awarded over a two year period to encourage and support programs that bring older…
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November 29, 2022 0

Northland Foundation awards $796,000 in grants July through September 2022

NE Minnesota – During the 3rd quarter of 2022, the Northland Foundation awarded 30 grants totaling $796,000 to support people and communities for a thriving region. Seven grants were made in partnership with State of Minnesota funding to expand child care in the region, with $95,000 in total going to child care entities in Cloquet, Duluth,…
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November 21, 2022 0

Northland Foundation to launch Regional Child Care Workforce Solutions Pilot Project

Northeast MN – The Northland Foundation will offer a special funding opportunity to help licensed child care programs implement staff recruitment and retention strategies that result in stabilizing and/or growing program capacity and increasing quality to serve more families with young children in northeast Minnesota communities and Tribal nations. The Foundation will award funding ranging from $1,500 to…
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November 16, 2022 0

Northland Foundation Board of Trustees adds new member, Ashley Hall, from Koochiching County

Northeast MN – The Northland Foundation’s Board of Trustees has elected a new member: Ashley Hall of International Falls.Ashley Hall is the Executive Director of the Falls Hunger Coalition, a nonprofit food shelf addressing food insecurity in Koochiching County. She is also an entrepreneur and fitness instructor who has owned Evolve U Fitness and Wellness since…
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November 1, 2022 0

Northland Foundation awards 46 quarterly grants totaling $653,054 from April through June 2022

Northeast MN and five Tribal nations’ shared geography – The Northland Foundation made 21 grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and Native nations as well as 25 Tech Boost initiative grants made to small businesses which underwent technology audits. The two largest grants last quarter were part of a special funding opportunity to support systems change work in the region,…
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July 25, 2022 0