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Midco Foundation Awards 68 Grants

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Sioux Falls, SD – The Midco Foundation has awarded $98,500 to 68 nonprofits, schools and government organizations. Recognized as positive changemakers in their respective 32 communities, the grants are part of an ongoing commitment to giving back to the communities Midco serves.

“These organizations and the many people behind them are making such a difference in the communities we serve,” said Wynne Haakenstad, Chair and Executive Director of the Midco Foundation. “With great care, our foundation board – comprised of Midco team members  – selected 68 worthy organizations to receive grants. We are honored to help them continue the great work they do to support our communities.” 

The Foundation board reviews and approves funding requests to charitable entities twice a year. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million to causes within its service area. Some of the grantees include:

  • Ely Area Food Shelf: $2,500 for food pantry purchases and 25 turkeys and 25 hams to distribute to guests before the Christmas holiday
  • Grand Forks Foundation for Education: $2,000 to build a wheelchair accessible playground

The Midco Foundation encourages nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves to apply for future grants for special projects, facilities improvements, equipment and programs. Review the requirements, criteria and application at Midco.com/Foundation. Applications for the spring 2020 grant cycle will be accepted through March 31, 2020.

The following list details the organizations receiving spring 2020 grants.

Kansas

  • Lawrence: Douglas County Historical Society $1,000                      
  • Lawrence: Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association $1,000      
  • Lawrence: First Lawrence United Methodist Church $1,000            
  • Lawrence: Just Food of Douglas County $2,000      
  • Lawrence: Lawrence Habitat for Humanity $2,000
  • Lawrence: Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club $2,000
  • Lawrence: Team STEAM Robotics $1,500

           

Minnesota

  • Bemidji: Headwaters School of Music and the Arts $2,500  
  • Bemidji: Bemidji Parks & Recreation Department $1,200
  • Bemidji: Nameless Coalition for the Homeless $2,000
  • Cambridge: New Pathways $2,500
  • Cambridge: Bluejacket Robotics Booster Club $1,500
  • Cambridge: East Central Regional Library $1,000
  • Crookston: Minnesota Western Regional Science Fair $1,500
  • Ely: Ely Area Food Shelf $2,500
  • Fairmont: Caregiver Response Effort & Service Team $1,000
  • Forest Lake: Lakes Center for Youth and Families $2,000
  • Granite Falls: Minnesota West Community & Technical College $1,000
  • International Falls: Friends Against Abuse $1,000
  • International Falls: Koochiching Aging Options $1,000        
  • Littlefork: Littlefork Baptist Church (RRCC Voyageur Food Pantry) $1,000
  • Moorhead: Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity $1,000        

 

North Dakota

  • Beulah: Mercer County Women’s Action and Resource Center $3,000
  • Bismarck: Abused Adult Resource Center $1,000   
  • Bismarck: Bis-Man Mentor Squad $,1000
  • Bismarck: Guardian and Protective Services $1,300
  • Bismarck: Welcome House $1,500
  • Casselton: CreateND $1,000
  • Cooperstown: Friends of the Griggs County Public Library $1,000
  • Dickinson: Best Friends Mentoring Program $2,500
  • Fargo: FirstLink $1,500
  • Fargo: Hope Blooms $1,000  
  • Fargo: Jeremiah Program $1,000
  • Fargo: PATH Inc. $1,500       
  • Fargo: Plains Art Museum $1,000     
  • Fargo: uCodeGirl $2,000
  • Grand Forks: Grand Forks Foundation for Education Inc. $2,000
  • Grand Forks: Grand Forks Senior Center $1,000
  • Grand Forks: Holy Family – St. Mary’s School $1,000
  • Hunter: Northern Cass Destination Imagination $1,000
  • Mandan: Aid, Inc. $1,500
  • Mandan: Mandan Golden Age Club, Inc. $1,000
  • Mapleton: Mapleton Elementary School $1,000
  • Minot: John Hoeven Elementary PTA $1,000
  • Minot: Salvation Army of Minot $1,000
  • Minot: YWCA-Minot $1,000   
  • Reynolds: City of Reynolds $1,000
  • Rolla: Rolla Volunteer Fire Department $2,500
  • Rugby: Good Samaritan Hospital Association $2,500

 

South Dakota

  • Aberdeen: CREATE Makerspace $1,500     
  • Aberdeen: Just Kidding Child Care Center $1,000
  • Huron: Our Home, Inc. $1,500
  • Madison: Madison Central School Educational Foundation $1,000
  • Mitchell: Abbott House $1,500          
  • Pierre: South Dakota Guardianship Program, Inc. $1,500
  • Rapid City: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills $1,000         
  • Rapid City: Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity $1,500
  • Rapid City: East Middle School $1,500
  • Rapid City: Working Against Violence $1,000          
  • Sioux Falls: The Compass Center $2,500    
  • Sioux Falls: Family Visitation Center $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: Glory House of Sioux Falls $1,000        
  • Sioux Falls: Joe Foss Squadron, Commemorative Air Force $1,000          
  • Sioux Falls: REACH Literacy $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: St. Francis House $2,500
  • Sioux Falls: Survivors Joining for Hope $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: Toy Lending Library of South Dakota $1,500
  • Sturgis: Black Hills Special Services Cooperative $3,000

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