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Midcontinent Foundation awards over $90,000 in grants

March 10, 2014 – Sioux Falls, SD: The Midcontinent Foundation has released the list of charities to benefit from Spring 2014 Grants. Fifty-nine charities from throughout Midcontinent Communication’s footprint in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota will benefit from a distribution of over ninety thousand dollars.

“Twenty-seven years ago, the Midcontinent Foundation was established as an avenue for the employees of Midcontinent to give back to the communities and customers we serve, says Tom Simmons, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Midcontinent Communications. “Over the years, more than 3-million dollars has been given to support the work of non-profit organizations within our service area; we are honored to be able to support these organizations who work hard day-in and day-out to improve the quality of life for everyone in the community.”

The Midcontinent Foundation is the charitable arm of the Midcontinent family of companies. The Foundation was established in 1987 to provide funding assistance to charitable entities (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) that assist in socially-desirable goals within the communities which Midcontinent Media, Inc. and its subsidiaries are a part. Organizations that serve communities within the Midcontinent service area are encouraged to apply for future grants for special projects, facilities improvements, equipment, and programs (not operational costs).

The Foundation Board will meet again in August of 2014 to review the next round of applications. Charitable organizations with special or capital projects are encouraged to apply for a Foundation grant before July 10, 2014. More information can be found at www.Midco.com. The complete list of charitable organizations to receive Spring 2014 grants is listed below.

  • Special Projects and Community Appeals Campaigns
    • Sioux Falls, SD: Greater Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity - $10,000
    • Vermillion, SD: St. Agnes Elementary School - 5,000
  • South Dakota
    • Aberdeen: Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - 2,000
    • Canton: Center for Financial Education - 1,000
    • Miller: Hand County 4-H Leaders Association - 1,000
    • Pierre: City of Pierre Park and Recreation Board - 1,500
    • Pierre: SD Discovery Center - 2,000
    • Rapid City: Yellow Bike Program - 1,000
    • Rapid City: Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity - 1,000
    • Rapid City: Cornerstone Rescue Mission--Dear Ones Child Care - 1,000
    • Rapid City: Love INC of the Black Hills - 1,500
    • Rapid City: Rushmore Hockey Association - 1,000
    • Rapid City: American Legion Baseball - 2,000
    • Rapid City: Youth & Family Services Inc. - 1,760
    • Sioux Falls: American Lung Association SD - 1,000
    • Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls Area CASA Program - 1,000
    • Sioux Falls: Feeding South Dakota - 4,000
    • Sioux Falls: Lincoln High School Fitness Center - 1,000
    • Sioux Falls: Dress for Success - 1,000
    • Sioux Falls: Kilian Community College - 1,500
    • Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls Family YMCA - 1,500
    • Sioux Falls: Children’s Care Hospital & School - 2,000
    • Sioux Falls: Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls - 1,000
    • Sioux Falls: McCrossan Boys Ranch - 1,000
    • Sioux Falls: Minnehaha Rescue Squad - 1,500
    • Sioux Falls: The Salvation Army - 1,000
    • Sioux Falls: Women in Science - 1,000
    • Sioux Falls: Youth Activities, Inc. - 1,500
    • Watertown: Watertown Christian School - 1,000
    • Watertown: Lake Area Zoological Society - 1,000
    • Yankton: Yankton County Historical Society - 1,000
    • Yankton: Heartland Humane Society - 1,000
    • Yankton: United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton - 2,000
  • North Dakota
    • Beulah: City of Beulah Centennial - 1,000
    • Bismarck: The Library Foundation - 1,000
    • Devils Lake: Devils Lake Volleyball Boosters - 1,000
    • Fairmount: Fairmount Park Board - 1,500
    • Fargo: Fargo Little League Baseball - 2,000
    • Fargo: FirstLink - 1,000
    • Grand Forks: North Valley Arts Council - 1,000
    • Grand Forks: Northern Valley Youth Orchestra - 1,000
    • Grand Forks: Grand Forks Schools Summer Performing Arts - 1,000
    • Grand Forks: Altru Health System Reach Out and Read - 1,000
    • Grand Forks: Grand Forks YMCA - 2,000
    • Grand Forks: Greater Grand Forks Robotics Club - 1,000
    • Mandan: AID, Inc. - 1,000
    • Mayville: Mayville State University - 1,000
    • Minot: Domestic Violence Crisis Center - 2,000
    • Minot: Minot Regional Law Enforcement Explorer Post - 1,000
    • Minot: Souris Valley United Way Imagination Library - 2,000
    • West Fargo: West Fargo Fire Department - 1,711
  • Minnesota
    • Bemidji: Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines - 1,000
    • Cambridge: Cambridge Fire Department - 2,000
    • Crookston: Highland Elementary School/Special Education - 1,500
    • East Grand Forks: East Grand Forks Senior High - 1,500
    • International Falls: Choppers for Children - 1,500
    • International Falls: Citizens for Backus/Community Center - 1,000
    • International Falls: Koochiching Co. Community Television -1,000
    • Ranier: City of Ranier - 1,000

TOTAL - $90,711

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