Northland Foundation awards $885,000 in grants April through June in northeastern Minnesota
5 Aug 2020
The Northland Foundation awarded 140 grants totaling $885,000 from April through June 2020 to nonprofit organizations, school districts, and Tribal Nations in northeastern Minnesota to help support programming aligned with Northland’s strategic focus areas.
All but a dozen grants were made in response to the health and economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last quarter $123,000 in grants were awarded to help sustain child care during the pandemic. The majority of grant dollars – $673,000 – were made in support of basic needs such as food access, shelter, and safety for those most impacted by the COVID crisis. Numerous awards target food distribution efforts by food banks and shelves, community organizations, and children and youth serving organizations.