December 04, 2017
Willmar, Minn. – Local arts programming is being given a financial boost after the recent Willmar Area Community Foundation Arts Fund grant round. Five programs will be receiving funding with over $5,000 being awarded. The programs range from orchestra music to art exploration for kids. Sara Carlson, executive director of the Willmar Area Community Foundation stated, "Encouraging creative and artistic outlets for all ages is an important aspect of making our community the best it can be. There are many great opportunities to explore the arts in our community and we are excited to support them."
November 22, 2017
St. Cloud, Minn.— The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announced today that the opening of the 2018 Minnesota State Opportunity Grant will take place on December 1, 2017. CMCF will be administering this grant and the purpose of the funding is to enhance long-term self-sufficiency for central Minnesota communities of color by improving education, housing and economic outcomes and to create positive long lasting impact on the community. This funding is made available pursuant to 2017 Laws of Minnesota, Chapter 94, Section 2, Subd. 2 (ee). To learn more about the grant, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants and select "2018 Minnesota State Opportunity Grant".
November 21, 2017
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November 15, 2017
Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today the opening of their annual grant round. The WACF seeks to fund programs that focus on three different areas this year; addressing the achievement gap for youth, increasing community connections and welcoming diverse populations, and supporting productive aging. Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, school or government entity who serve residents of Kandiyohi County. For additional information and the online application, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants and select "WACF General Grants".
November 15, 2017
Brainerd, Minn. – The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) announced today that their annual Brainerd Lakes Area Grant round is now accepting applications. The BLACF has focused this year's grant round on supporting programs and projects that help develop, attract and retain a quality workforce for the Brainerd Lakes area now and in the future. Grant application deadline is January 15th. For additional information and to apply, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants and select "Brainerd Lakes Area Grant".
November 06, 2017
St. Cloud, Minn. – CommunityGiving (CG) will be hosting "CommunityGiving Day" on Wednesday November 15th. This event will provide training and education geared towards developing community foundations and is designed for board members, volunteers and anyone with a passion for community based philanthropy. CG Day will be held at Bug-Bee Hive Resort in Paynesville, MN and is free of charge to all CG and affiliate foundation members and $79 per person for other interested individuals. For more information and to register, visit www.communitygiving.org/communitygivingday.
November 02, 2017
St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) in St. Cloud will host two free workshops on Corporate Giving: How and Why Companies Give. In the sessions, attendees will learn the steps to seeking corporate support for their programs or events and how to find corporate partners. In addition, CMCF will offer information on the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network. Attendees will learn how to research foundations to fund their non-profit projects.
October 24, 2017
Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today the election of new board members and approval of additional terms for other board members.
October 24, 2017
St. Cloud, Minn.— CommunityGiving announced today the election of five new members to their board of directors and the renewal of terms for two of the current board members.