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85 Students Receive Scholarships from Central Minnesota Community Foundation

August 17, 2021

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation, in conjunction with CommunityGiving, has awarded $175,250 in academic scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to 85 students from the upper Midwest.

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation Announces Awards in Philanthropy Recipients

August 13, 2021

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Awards in Philanthropy. Debra Leigh will be receiving the ATHENA Award, Melinda Gau will be receiving the Professional Award in Philanthropy and Dennis and Barb Gregory will be receiving the Alex Didier Award in Philanthropy. The CMCF Annual Celebration in Philanthropy Social will take place on Thursday, September 9 from 4:30-7:00pm at the Park Event Center in Waite Park. Reservations can be made at communitygiving.org/events or by calling (877) 253-4380.

Dion Warne Elected to WACF Board of Directors

August 12, 2021

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today the election of Dion Warne to serve on the board of directors. 

Seven Students Receive Scholarships from Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation

August 11, 2021

Brainerd, Minn. – The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF), in conjunction with CommunityGiving, is pleased to announce that seven students from the region received academic scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year, totaling $11,000.

Two Local Students Receive Scholarships from the Community Foundation for Carver County

August 11, 2021

Carvery County, Minn. – The Community Foundation for Carver County (CFCC), in conjunction with CommunityGiving, is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients of the Alexis Kretsch Memorial Scholarship Fund for this 2021-2022 school year.

Local Students Awarded $5,000 in Scholarships through the Alexandria Area Community Foundation

August 11, 2021

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF), in conjunction with CommunityGiving, is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients of the Thomas J. Reif Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Tommy and Alla Solberg Endowment Fund for this 2021-2022 school year.

17 Local Students Receive Scholarships from Willmar Area Community Foundation

August 10, 2021

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) is pleased to announce that 17 students from Kandiyohi County received $46,000 in academic scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

CMCF Women's Fund Opens Annual Grant Round

August 02, 2021

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its two annual grant rounds. The Central Minnesota Women’s Fund Grant as well as the Julianne Williams Fund Grant rounds will be open through September 30, 2021.

$129,000 Granted to Local Organizations Through Central MN Arts, Difference Maker and Ritsche Youth Grant Rounds

July 26, 2021

St. Cloud, Minn. – A total of $129,400 has been granted out through three competitive grant rounds offered through the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF). The Central Minnesota Arts, Central Minnesota Difference Maker and Thomas Ritsche Youth Grant Round have awarded a total of 15 grants to local organizations.

Bernick Family Foundation Seeks to Grant $150K

July 01, 2021

St. Cloud, Minn. – Organizations that support activities and programs to help build youth career skills or help teach them how to live a healthy, active lifestyle are encouraged to apply for a Bernick Family Foundation grant.