whiterule
whiteleft left Home page upperright right
right
Cincinnati State Ecology Course
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College offers students on-site practical experience through their Mountain Ecology course.
Recipients

Competitive Grants Approved
January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

Summary
Total grants approved: $438,673
Total number of grants: 16
Average grant: $27,417
Median grant: $25,000
Grant range: $1,000-$80,000

1. Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $19,000 for Youth Mentoring

2. Central Minnesota Community Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $1,000 for support of the 2016 Community Pillars Event

3. Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity (CMHFH), St. Cloud, MN – $40,000 for Pilot Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

4. CommunityGiving, St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for CreateCommUNITY: Jugaad Leadership Program

5. Conflict Resolution Center, Minneapolis, MN – $40,000 for Mediation Services in St. Cloud - Expanding the Scope  

6. Eradicating Achievement Gap & Learning Empowerment, Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for EAGLE, Inc. General Operating Support  

7. Hands Across the World, St. Cloud, MN – $25,000 for Soccer Across the World and Learning Together

8. Invent Now, North Canton, OH – $25,000 for Camp Invention 2016 in partnership with the St. Cloud, MN School District  

9. Minnesota Council on Foundations, Minneapolis, MN – $3,500 for 2016 general operating support

10. Paramount Arts Resource Trust, St. Cloud, MN – $38,673 for A Place at the Table  

11. Philanthropy Ohio, Columbus, OH – $3,500 for the 2016 Learning Institute and Learning Tour and general operating support

12. Reach-Up, Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $80,000 for General Operating Funds to Support Early Childhood Education

13. ServeMinnesota, Minneapolis, MN – $50,000 for Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps Scaling Initiative  

14. St. Cloud Technical and Community College Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $40,000 for the Success Skills Program

15. The Yes Network, St. Cloud, MN – $28,000 for Neighborhood-Based Recreation and Enrichment Programs

16. United Way of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $5,000 for Better Together – Feeding Our Community


Competitive Grants Approved
January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Summary
Total grants approved: $6,755,650
Total number of grants: 36 
Average grant: $187,657
Median grant: $25,000
Grant range: $2,500-$6,000,000

1. Annandale Youth First, Inc., Annandale, MN – $25,000 for general operating support

2. Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH – $6,000,000 for support of the college’s quest for accreditation, to be paid over five years

3. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $37,500 for youth mentoring

4. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud Youth House, St. Cloud, MN – 35,000 for Supportive Housing for Youth (SHY)

5. CentraCare Health Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $10,000 for the Pilot Expansion of Earth Day Run Expos and Races

6. Central Minnesota Community Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $2,500 for support of Community Pillars for 2015-2016

7. Central Minnesota Community Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $25,000 for general charitable purposes

8. Central Minnesota Community Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $4,250 for general charitable purposes

9. Central Minnesota Community Foundation, St. Cloud, MN - $5,000 for the Social Capital Survey

10. Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, St. Cloud, MN – $25,000 for ReStore business development: sustainable revenue through social enterprise

11. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for a CMHP staff capacity grant

12. Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, St. Cloud, MN – $25,000 for the St. Cloud Area Child Response Initiative

13. Central Minnesota Task Force on Battered Women dba Anna Marie's Alliance, St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for building capacity through technological upgrades

14. Central Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, St. Cloud, MN – $12,000 for player scholarships

15. Conflict Resolution Center, Minneapolis, MN – $25,000 for community mediation and restorative services in St. Cloud

16. Greater Minnesota Worker Center, St. Cloud, MN – $25,000 for St. Cloud Low Wage Workers’ Leadership Development

17. Hands Across the World, St. Cloud, MN – $40,000 for Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization:  Strengthening Organization’s Capacity

18. Initiative Foundation, Little Falls, MN – $25,000 for the Thriving Organizations Partnership

19. Invent Now, St. Cloud, MN – $48,000 for Camp Invention summer STEM program for children in grades 1-6

20. Light the Legacy, St. Cloud, MN – $32,500 for capacity building with a development focus for sustainability

21. Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, St. Cloud, MN – $30,000 for Stearns County Domestic Violence Court

22. Milestones aka Child Care Choices, Waite Park, MN – $24,900 for the Relatives as Parents program

23. Minnesota Computers for Schools (MCFS), Bayport, MN – $30,000 for St. Cloud Expansion

24. Minnesota Council on Foundations, Minneapolis, MN – $3,500 for 2015 general operating support

25. Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN – $2,500 for the educational program “Through the Eyes and Ears of Mozart” in St. Cloud

26. Philanthropy Ohio, Columbus, OH – $3,500 for 2015 general operating support and annual conference support

27. RESOURCE Inc., Minneapolis, MN – $35,000 for the “Skills for Success” program

28. St. Cloud Area School District 742, St. Cloud, MN – $10,000 for education and get-out-the-vote efforts for the Building Bond Referendum Campaign

29. St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission, St. Cloud, MN – $30,000 for the emergency transportation program

30. St. Cloud Somali Youth Organization, St. Cloud, MN – $25,000 for program development and general operating support

31. St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for Women Leading Change, an experiential feminist leadership program

32. St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, St. Cloud, MN – $10,000 for the “Classics for Kids” concerts

33. Stearns-Benton Employment & Training Council, St. Cloud, MN – $25,000 for Partnership Pathways for Youth

34. The Yes Network, St. Cloud, MN – $19,500 for the neighborhood-based summer recreational and enrichment programs for kids

35. United Arts of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $5,000 for the “Grow the Arts and Cultivate Creativity” challenge grant

36. United Way of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $40,000 for Imagination Library Reaching Young Families


Competitive Grants Approved
January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

Summary
Total grants approved: $1,988,564
Total number of grants: 29 
Average grant: $68,571
Median grant: $25,000
Grant range: $2,500-$1,000,000

1. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $25,000 for support of the “BIG” Move

2. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 to support Project Learn programs

3. Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Social Innovation, St. Cloud, MN – $40,000 for general operating support of Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota

4. Center for Service-Learning and Social Change, St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for phase two of the Civic Engagement Learning and Leadership (CELL) Program

5. CentraCare Health Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $80,000 for Light the Legacy for capacity building

6. Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, St. Cloud, MN – $52,300 for the St. Cloud Area Crisis Response Initiative (CRI)

7. Central Minnesota Sustainability Project, St. Cloud, MN – $30,000 for general operating support

8. Community Grassroots Solutions, St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 for general operating support to hire two part-time employees

9. Community Transitional School, Portland, OR – $15,000 for transportation to school for homeless children

10. District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF), St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 for the LEAF Immersion Program Fund

11. Great River Educational Arts Theatre, St. Cloud, MN – $250,000 for a lead gift in a capital campaign to create a “Volunteer & Education Center” as part of a community accessible  theatre arts facility

12. Greater Minnesota Worker Center, St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 for help organizing low-wage workers in St. Cloud

13. Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, St. Cloud, MN – $10,000 for capacity building

14. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for support of the St. Cloud Area Crisis Nursery

15. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – $22,500
for support of “Community Engagement through Welcoming Refugees” program

16. Minnesota Computers for Schools, Bayport, MN – $10,000 for the St. Cloud Academic Incentive Initiatives

17. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Inc., St. Paul, MN – $10,000 for capacity building training, and sector-specific resources for nonprofit leaders in St. Cloud and its immediate vicinity

18. Minnesota Council on Foundations, Minneapolis, MN – $3,000
for general operating support

19. Minnesota High Technology Foundation, Minneapolis, MN – $30,000 to support SciTechsperience Internship Program

20. New Avenues for Youth, Portland, OR - $25,000
for evaluation of homelessness prevention programming for foster youth

21. Philanthropy Ohio, Columbus, OH - $2,500
for support of the inaugural Summer Institute

22. Resource, Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $35,000 for the Skills for Success training program for immigrants and refugees in central Minnesota

23. St. Cloud Area Family YMCA, St. Cloud, MN – $1,000,000 as a five-year grant for a capital campaign leadership gift to build a community aquatic center in partnership with the City of St. Cloud

24. St. Cloud Area School District 742, St. Cloud, MN – $13,764 to support inquiry-based STEM pilot extension and intervention projects and the first phase of a robotics lab at Talahi Community School

25. St. Cloud Area School District 742, St. Cloud, MN – $8,000
for creating a Core Print Collection for Preschoolers

26. St. Cloud Area Somali Salvation Organization (SASSO), St. Cloud, MN – $25,000 for general operating support

27. St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, St. Cloud, MN – $10,000 for the “New Morning for the World” performance to include salaries for the 75 musicians and 100 free tickets to the event

28. Street Roots, Portland, OR – $20,000 for homeless youth advocacy and journalism

29. Youth, Rights & Justice, Portland, OR – $31,500 to support the SchoolWorks program


Competitive Grants Approved
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013

Summary
Total grants approved: $3,956,788
Total number of grants: 32 
Average grant: $123,650
Median grant: $30,844
Grant range: $1,500-$2,875,000

1. Antioch College Continuation Corporation, Yellow Springs, OH – $2,875,000 as a three-year grant for general operating support and to leverage fundraising efforts during the $75 million campaign

2. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 for general operating support, plus program support to serve ten children of incarcerated parents and five children of diverse cultures

3.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 for expansion and renovation of the Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club

4. Casa Guadalupe Multicultural Community, Cold Spring, MN – $90,000 for a full-time executive director over two years

5. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 for program operation and building improvements of the new Homeless Youth Shelter/Transition House

6. Central Minnesota Community Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund to help people with immediate, one-time emergency needs to prevent crisis situations, with half for current use and half for the endowment

7. Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, St. Cloud, MN – $52,300 for development of a trauma informed care advocate and therapeutic practices

8. Central Minnesota Sustainability Project, St. Cloud, MN – $35,000 for general operating support

9. Children's Law Center of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – $10,000 to improve the lives of foster children in the St. Cloud area by expanding legal representation and advocacy

10. The Dayton Foundation, Dayton, OH – $20,000 for general charitable purposes

11. Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, St. Cloud, MN – $125,000 for a 1:1 match of contributions raised in support of the fundraising, implementation, marketing, and management of the Talent Portal Project

12. Hands Across the World, St. Cloud, MN – $75,000 for general operating support over two years

13. HomePlate Youth Services, Portland, OR – $25,000 to expand outreach efforts and to increase the number of volunteers to connect more homeless youth with resources and services

14. Invent Now, Inc., North Canton, OH – $48,400 for at least 220 underserved children to attend the 2014 Camp Invention program in the St. Cloud community

15. Janus Youth Programs, Inc., Portland, OR – $40,000 to allow more youth to join the Food Works Farm Program

16. Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, St. Cloud, MN – $12,000 for general operating support in St. Cloud

17. Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, Inc., Minneapolis, MN – $50,000 for funding of the Stearns County Domestic Violence Court Project

18. Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, St. Paul, MN – $10,000 for support of case management and transitional housing services for homeless veterans in the St. Cloud area

19. Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul, MN – $10,000 for the “Smart Play Spot” in the St. Cloud Public Library

20. Minnesota Council on Foundations, Minneapolis, MN – $3,000 for support of the grantmaker conference in Minnesota in November 2013

21. The Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN – $2,500 for collaboration with Paramount Theatre and St. Cloud Public School District to bring “Through the Eyes and Ears of Mozart” to 900 students

22. Minnesota State Council on Economic Education, St. Paul, MN – $31,688 for support of four St. Cloud community social service agencies in the Community Mentorship Program in 2014

23. National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton, Dayton, OH – $3,400 for the “SPIDEE” and “Changing in the Middle” programs in Yellow Springs schools

24. Outside In, Portland, OR – $25,000 for on-the-job paid training of homeless youth through the Virginia Woof Dog Daycare Center

25. Page Education Foundation, Minneapolis, MN – $20,000 for the Scholarship Program benefiting students from St. Cloud area high schools attending accredited colleges or universities anywhere in the U.S.

26. p:ear, Portland, OR – $20,000 for general operating support

27. Philanthropy Ohio, Columbus, OH – $1,500 to support the association’s subscription to Family Philanthropy Online

28. Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – $5,000 for ongoing program support in the St. Cloud area

29. Reach Up, Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $30,000 to purchase and install playground and natural play space elements at the new Head Start location in east St. Cloud

30. ServeMinnesota, Minneapolis, MN – $75,000 for two-year support for the Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps five-year social impact investing campaign

31. St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN – $12,000 for moderate expansion of the “Feeding Our Future” summer lunch program in the Talahi neighborhood

32. United Way of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 for the cost of books and mailing of books for the Imagination Library


Competitive Grants Approved
January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012

Summary
Total grants approved: $2,083,446
Total number of grants: 47 
Average grant: $44,329
Median grant: $33,000
Grant range: $1,000-$250,000

1.  Annandale Lions, Annandale, MN – $30,000 for a new food trailer

2.  Annandale Youth First, Inc., Annandale, MN – $60,000 for “Annandale Life-Long Fitness,” a new program focused on childhood obesity, and for general operating support over two years

3. Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH – $25,000 for a feasibility study in anticipation of a capital campaign for WYSO

4. Arthur Morgan School, Burnsville, NC – $10,000 to honor the 50th anniversary of the school’s founding

5. Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Social Innovation, St. Cloud, MN – $35,000 for consultation and 1-1 coaching for immigrant/refugee-led organizations/initiatives in the St. Cloud area and general operating support

6. Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Social Innovation, St. Cloud, MN – $91,000 for for the Promise Neighborhood of Central MN for organizational development and operations over three years

7. Center for Service Learning and Social Change, St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for the Civic Engagement Learning and Leadership Program

8. CentraCare Health Foundation, Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $50,000 to support Light the Legacy’s program to promote Honoring Choices in Central Minnesota via the promotion of Advance Directives

9. Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, St. Cloud, MN – $30,000 for a challenge for the Home for the Holidays campaign and for a community conversation about housing

10. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for general operating support to assist the organization through its executive leadership transition

11. Central Minnesota Task Force on Battered Women, St. Cloud, MN – $40,000 for a match for capacity building and general operating expenses

12. Child Care Choices, Inc., Cokato, MN – $40,000 for the Relatives As Parents program

13. Community Grassroots Solutions, St. Cloud, MN – $60,430 for community collaboration and engagement among nonprofit organizations serving immigrants and refugees

14. Dassel-Cokato Character Complex, Cokato, MN – $10,000 for Phase 2 of the new regional sports facility

15. The Dayton Foundation, Dayton, OH – $45,000 for general charitable purposes

16. District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $27,914 for expansion of Kids Reading A Lot Together (PAKRAT) to all District 742 pre-school students

17. Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County, Inc., Xenia, OH – $50,000 for operating support and a challenge grant to leverage new and increased Dove Club memberships

18. Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines, Waite Park, MN – $15,000 for the Girl Scouts Programs on the GO

19. Give2Asia, San Francisco, CA – $107,500 to initiate a fund for the benefit of Mitraniketan in Kerala, India over 5 years

20. Great River Educational Arts Theatre, St. Cloud, MN – $40,000 for the Immigration Theatre Residency and education program operating support

21. Initiative Foundation, Little Falls, MN – $75,000 for the Thriving Organizations Partnership in the St. Cloud area

22. Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $12,000 for programs for 2,000 at-risk students in 70 classrooms in central Minnesota, as well as expansion to the St. Cloud Children’s Home Riverwoods School

23. Little Art Theatre Association, Yellow Springs, OH – $250,000 for remodeling the interior and providing new audio and projection equipment at the Little Art Theatre

24. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – $40,000 for two staff positions to assist refugees in the St. Cloud area

25. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $20,000 for the St. Cloud Area Crisis Nurses

26. Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, Inc., Minneapolis, MN – $40,000 for the civil legal aid attorney and services to victims within the Domestic Violence Court Project

27. Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN – $1,000 for the Educational Touring Program in the St. Cloud area

28. National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton, Dayton, OH – $10,000 for continuation of the SPIDEE program and implementation of the “Changing In the Middle” program in Yellow Springs schools

29. PTA Minnesota Congress, Clear Lake, MN – $33,000 for Amity Interns to be placed in Spanish and Chinese immersion classrooms at two elementary schools, plus a match of new donations

30. RESOURCE, Inc., Minneapolis, MN – $35,000 for year two of Project LEAD, a training program for workplace literacy for immigrants/refugees

31. Riding Centre Association, Yellow Springs, OH – $15,000 for operating support to defray the costs of 11 school horses

32. Rise, Inc., St. Cloud, MN – $75,000 to work with Central MN Re-Entry Project to pilot a program helping ex-offenders secure sustainable employment, housing, and family unification

33. Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN – $14,250 for education opportunities at the Arboretum for K-6 students from the St. Cloud public school district

34. Spare Key, Bloomington, MN – $10,000 to pay mortgages for families with critically ill or seriously injured children in the St. Cloud area

35. St. Cloud Area Family YMCA, St. Cloud, MN – $12,000 to help support a full-time swim coach

36. St. Cloud Area Family YMCA, St. Cloud, MN – $24,000 for the sustainability of a full-time head swim coach

37. St. Cloud Downtown Alliance Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $75,000 for increasing the organization’s sustainability and effectiveness, and a match to leverage new or increased donations

38. St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, St. Cloud, MN – $10,000 for technological enhancements for the educational program, Classics for Kids

39. St. Cloud Technical & Community College Foundation, St. Cloud, MN – $201,000 for a college readiness program over three years for students of color and first-generation college students

40. Tecumseh Land Preservation Association, Yellow Springs, OH – $35,000 for the Stewardship Fund

41. Tri-County Action Program, Inc., Waite Park, MN – $10,000 for the program Renting 101, a workshop on tenants’ rights and responsibilities as a renter

42. United Arts of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN – $35,000 for general operating support and a challenge grant

43. WACOSA, Waite Park, MN – $50,000 for items to operate a vocational training program within a new facility for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome

44. Yellow Springs Arts Council, Yellow Springs, OH – $30,272 for support of Yellow Springs Community Chorus, Band, and Orchestra for 11 performances over one year

45. Yellow Springs Arts Council, Yellow Springs, OH – $25,000 for the Yellow Springs Bronze Sculpture Symposium

46. Yellow Springs Arts Council, Yellow Springs, OH – $54,080 for operating support to expand organizational capacity and key programs

47. Yellow Springs Home, Inc., Yellow Springs, OH – $90,000 for a match to the Village to the C-Street project for low-income housing

Updated 10/26/2015

 

Home
About the Foundation
Governance
The Morgan Family
Grant Information
St. Cloud Initiative
Guidelines
How to Apply
Recipients
Grant Report Forms
Glossary of Terms
Contact Us
Related Links
Privacy Policy
contactinfo
right
bottom
Home Contact Us