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Six Students Receive Scholarships from Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation

October 02, 2020

Brainerd, Minn. – The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF), in conjunction with CommunityGiving, is pleased to announce that six students from the region received academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year, totaling $10,000.

87 Students Receive Scholarships from Central Minnesota Community Foundation

October 01, 2020

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation, in conjunction with CommunityGiving, has awarded $136,050 in academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 87 students from the upper Midwest.

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

October 01, 2020

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 2020-2021 school year.

Two New Members Elected to WACF Board of Directors

September 03, 2020

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today the election of Pat Solheid and Arfon Mohamud to serve on the board of directors.

Rural Poverty Fund Grants Awarded

September 03, 2020

St. Cloud, Minn. – Six nonprofits in Central Minnesota were awarded rural poverty grants. These grants were provided through the Rural Poverty Fund, managed by the Central Minnesota Community Foundation in partnership with the Initiative Foundation.

CMCF Women's Fund Selects 2020 ATHENA Award Recipient

September 01, 2020

St. Cloud, Minn. – A St. Cloud native and inspiring community leader has been selected as the 2020 ATHENA award recipient. The Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation has selected Dorraine (Dorrie) Larison as the 2020 ATHENA Award recipient.

Central Minnesota Special Needs Grant Round Accepting Applications

August 28, 2020

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announced today the Central Minnesota Special Needs Fund will begin accepting grant applications on September 1, 2020. The Central Minnesota Special Needs grants will support programming that serves those with complex intellectual and physical disabilities. Application deadline for this grant round is October 28, 2020.

Funding Available for Women and Girls Programming

July 31, 2020

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announced two grant rounds are now accepting grant applications to benefit women and young girls in the community. The first grant opportunity is from the Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation. The Women’s Fund provides funding to projects and programs that focus on the following three areas: girls ages 10-18, women in transition and elder women.

Greater St. Cloud Community Pillars to Transition to Communities of Excellence Initiative

July 15, 2020

St. Cloud, Minn. – The former Greater St. Cloud Community Pillars Initiative announced today that it is transitioning to the Central Minnesota Communities of Excellence (CMCOE). CMCOE is an initiative to drive alignment of community organizations in the six communities of Central Minnesota (St. Cloud, Sartell, Waite Park, St. Augusta, St. Joseph and Sauk Rapids) by focusing attention and resources on structural problems and opportunities in the region. The end goal will be to create a vibrant, thriving, diverse, and sustainable community that attracts people to live, work and play.

Bernick Family Foundation Seeks to Grant $120,000 to Programming for Youth & Education and Health & Fitness

June 29, 2020

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Bernick Family Foundation is now accepting applications for their annual grant round. The Bernick Family Foundation supports two key focus areas through their grant round; youth and education which includes activities to help prepare students for future success in education and the workplace, and health and fitness which includes activities that encourage active lifestyles and well-being. Grant application deadline is August 31, 2020.