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2017 Partner Fund Awards

The Initiative Foundation is proud to host a variety of Partner Funds for families, businesses, nonprofit organizations and volunteer-led groups. Contact Community Philanthropy Specialist Kristi Ackley to learn how you can support a Partner Fund.

1st Quarter 2017 Grant Awards

Alternative Sources of Energy Fund

  • Milaca School District - Science Enrichment for Milaca High School: $1,375

Anderson Brothers Family Fund

  • Lutheran Social Service - Camp Knutson: $2,500

Central MN CEO Fund

  • National Joint Powers Alliance - CEO Program Support: $3,857
  • National Joint Powers Alliance - CEO Program Support: $3,876

Cuyuna Lakes Education Foundation

  • Cuyuna Lakes Education Foundation - Operating and Classroom Grant Support: $4,000

Edeburn Family Fund

  • United Way of Central Minnesota - Operating Support: $1,000
  • St. Cloud Area Family YMCA - Aquatic & Community Center Project: $1,000
  • Carleton College - Annual Fund: $2,000

Granite Equity Partners Fund

  • Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation - Operating Support: $7,500
  • Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation - Workplace Well-Being Initiative: $5,000
  • Northfield Area Family YMCA - Capital Campaign Support: $5,000
  • Apple Duathlon Events - Sartell Apple Duathlon: $1,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnestoa - Magic Moments Gala Sponsor: $1,000
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota - Operating Support: $1,000
  • West Central Initiative - Operating Support: $2,000
  • United Way of Central Minnesota - Operating Support: $10,000
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud - St. Cloud Childrens Home: $1,000
  • Saint John's University - Operating Support: $1,000
  • Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of St. Cloud - iPad Giveaway Contest: $1,000
  • CBMC, Inc. - Central Minnesota Mayor's Prayer: $200
  • The Salvation Army - Operating Support: $1,000
  • CentraCare Health Foundation - Operating Support: $2,000
  • Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation - Operating Support: $2,000
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation - Operating Support: $2,000
  • CentraCare Health Foundation - Earth Day Run Events: $5,000
  • St. Cloud Technical & Community College Foundation - Operating Support: $1,000
  • Saint Francis Xavier Church - SFX Rocks Fundraiser: $300
  • Central Minnesota Council of Boy Scouts of America - Operating Support: $1,000
  • United Way of Central Minnesota - Partners for Student Success: $1,000
  • Youth for Christ, Inc., Central Minnesota - Operating Support: $1,000
  • United Way of Central Minnesota - Imagination Library Progressive Dinner: $2,500
  • Community Giving - Good Samaritan Fund: $1,000
  • Northwest Minnesota Foundation - Operating Support: $2,000
  • Northwest Minnesota Foundation - IDEA Competition Sponsorship: $500
  • Community Giving - Julie Hanson Fund: $1,000
  • Northwest Minnesota Foundation - Emerging Leadership Program: $500
  • Quiet Oaks Hospice House - Operating Support: $1,000
  • College of Saint Benedict - Operating Support: $1,000
  • Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT) - Operating Support: $1,000
  • St. Cloud Area Family YMCA - Capital Campaign: $5,000
  • St. Cloud Area Family YMCA - Operating Support: $1,000
  • Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT) - Operating Support: $250
  • Josiah Venture, In honor of Kathy and Neal Gaalswyk - Operating Support: $1,000
  • Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest - Junior Achievement for St. Cloud and Morrison counties: $500
  • Northland Foundation - Operating Support: $2,000
  • St. Cloud State University - Winter Institute Teaching Workshop: $1,000
  • St. Cloud State University Foundation - SCSU President's Club: $3,000

Hanowski Family Fund

  • Little Falls Sports Arena, Inc. - Blue Line Club: $975

Lake Region Christian School Education Foundation

  • Lake Region Christian School - Grants & Operations Support: $2,710

Lake Region Conservation Club

  • Hillman Area First Response Team - Operating Support: $500
  • Sullivan Lake First Responder - Operating Support: $500

Mark Wood Foundation

  • Little Falls School District - Mentorship Program: $5,450

Melrose Area Relief Fund

  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud - Melrose Area Relief Support: $6,380

NJPA Innovative Schools Foundation

  • Staples Motley School District - Innovative Schools Project: $5,000

Patrick & Jane Mitchell Family Fund

  • Rocori Area Dollars for Scholars - Dollars for Scholars: $500
  • St. Cloud Area Family YMCA - Capital Campaign: $1,000

Paws & Claws Animal Shelter

  • Paws & Claws Animal Shelter - Operating & Marketing Support: $1,550

Pillager Education Foundation

  • Pillager School District - Scholastic News for Fourth Graders: $498
  • Pillager School District - HoverCam Ultra 8 Document Camera: $449
  • Pillager School District - Ipad Mini for students: $450

Playing it Forward: The Kenneth & Evelyn Pinckney Young Musicians’ Fund

  • Little Falls School District - Elementary and Middle School Band: $2,225
Rum River Community Foundation
  • City of Milaca - Annual Community Music Festival: $500
  • Milaca High School Hall of Fame - Construct Additional Display Cases for Hall of Fame Inductees: $250
  • Milaca School District – Milaca High School Scotland Performance: $1,000
  • Milaca School District - Give Me Five Group Mentoring Program: $250
  • Pease Christian Reformed Church - Mille Lacs County Operation Community Connect: $1,000
  • Milaca School District - Community Education Program Support: $500
  • Milaca School District - Community Education Program Support: $500

Veteran’s Art Monument Fund

  • Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Association - Veterans Art Monument: $11,000
  • Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Association - Veterans Art Monument: $1,500
  • Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Association - Veterans Art Monument: $2,200

Wadena Regional Wellness Center Fund

  • City of Wadena - Wadena Regional Wellness Center: $3,542
  • City of Wadena - Wadena Regional Wellness Center: $54,270

Youthprise Grant (SRR)

  • Sauk Rapids-Rice School District - Compass Program Support: $34,658