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Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Awards

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation awarded 22 grants totaling $83,520 to non-profit organizations in its nine-county service region. Grants were made from several funds of the Community Foundation including: Central Mesabi Fund for Human Services, Global Awareness Fund, Jane S. Smith Memorial Fund, Scott D. Anderson Leadership Foundation Fund, Silver Bay Charitable Fund and the Wirtanen Family Fund. Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Ashland/Bayfield County League of Women Voters - Washburn, Wisconsin
$2,000 for Beyond Military Muscle: Building a Safer, More Compassionate World

College of St. Scholastica - Duluth, Minnesota
$2,000 for Thinking Globally About Food: A Lecture by Paul Roberts

Duluth Art Institute - Duluth, Minnesota
$1,903 for a Moveable Wall Project

Duluth Children’s Museum, Inc. – Duluth, Minnesota
$5,000 for A View from Space

Duluth Playhouse, Inc. – Duluth, Minnesota
$3,000 for Equity Guest Artist – Sarah Lawrence

Duluth Public Schools – Duluth, Minnesota
$11,000 for the Scott Anderson Leadership Forum – Year VI

FinnFest 2008 – Duluth, Minnesota
$2,000 for Women’s Panels and Family/Youth Activities

Friends of Wirtanen Pioneer Farm – Makinen, Minnesota
$235 for Wirtanen Farm Days Fall Festival

Lake Superior Community Theater – Silver Bay, Minnesota
$8,000 for Portable Wireless Microphone and Public Address System

Lake Superior School District – Two Harbors, Minnesota
$4,699 for Community Education Preschool – School Readiness Assistance

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN – Duluth, Minnesota
$1,044 for Legal Services Hibbing Outreach

Minnesota Citizens Federation Northeast – Duluth, Minnesota
$2,000 for Civic Engagement in the Health Care Reform Debate

Minnesota Ballet – Duluth, Minnesota
$3,000 for Penelope Freeh Choreography

Northern Lake County Arts Board – Silver Bay, Minnesota
$3,000 for Dance Program Scholarships

Northshore Area Partners – Silver Bay, Minnesota
$3,000 for Block Nurse Program

Range Transitional Housing – Virginia, Minnesota
$4,500 for Hibbing Transitional Housing Project

Rockridge – Lester Park Elementary School Foundation – Duluth, Minnesota
$2,000 for Spanish Collaborative with UMD

Silver Bay Kids Plus - Silver Bay, Minnesota
$4,500 for After School and Weekend Activities

Silver Bay Parent Teacher Student Organization – Silver Bay, Minnesota
$8,000 for After School Program

Tweed Museum of Art – Duluth, Minnesota
$1,000 for Exhibition of Finish and Sami Inspired Textiles and Fabrics

Twelfth Step House – Virginia, Minnesota
$5,000 for General Operating Expenses

YWCA of Duluth – Duluth, Minnesota
$1,639 for a Convening of the Duluth Anti-Racism Coalition

The Community Foundation is a permanent community endowment, built by gifts from hundreds of individuals and organizations and currently has total assets of almost $50 million. Guided by a 14-member Board of volunteer civic leaders, the Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations and to individuals for scholarships and provides leadership on important community initiatives in our area. The theme for the 25th anniversary in 2008 is “From Vision to Vibrance. Celebrating a Quarter Century of Dreams Achieved.” Visit online at www.dsacommunityfoundation.com.