Midcontinent Foundation awards over $94,000 in grants

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Midcontinent Foundation awards over $94,000 in grants

August 28, 2014 - Sioux Falls, SD: The Midcontinent Foundation has released the list of charities to benefit from Fall 2014 Grants. Sixty-two charities from throughout Midcontinent Communication’s footprint in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota will benefit from a distribution of more than $94,000.00.

“Our company’s values are more than just words on a piece of paper,” says Tom Simmons, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Midcontinent Communications & Chairman of the Foundation. “We take corporate responsibility, employee-volunteerism and charitable giving seriously, we always have. This distribution of funds will assist these community organizations to continue their crucial work and support their personal contributions to make life better for everyone in their communities.”

The Midcontinent Foundation is the charitable arm of Midcontinent Communications. 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 is 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). To date, the Midcontinent Foundation has distributed nearly $3.5 million to charitable non-profit organizations throughout South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.

The Foundation Board will meet again in February of 2015 to review the next round of applications. Charitable organizations with special or capital projects are encouraged to apply for a Foundation grant before January 20, 2015. More information can be found at Midco.com/Foundation. The complete list of charitable organizations receiving grants is listed below.

South Dakota

  • Aberdeen: Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen 2,000
  • Belle Fourche: Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Dept 2,500
  • Deadwood: NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources 2,000
  • Madison: Madison Community Foundation 1,000
  • Miller: Sheltered Reality, Inc. 1,000
  • Pierre: Jefferson Elementary School 1,800
  • Rapid City: Black Hills Works 1,000
  • Rapid City: Rapid City Club for Boys 1,000
  • Rapid City: Lifeways 1,000
  • Rapid City: Samaritan’s Feet International 2,500
  • Rapid City: Youth & Family Services 1,000
  • Selby: Selby Park Project 3,000
  • Sioux Falls: Compassionate Friends 1,500
  • Sioux Falls: DakotAbilities 3,000
  • Sioux Falls: Family Visitation Center 1,000
  • Sioux Falls: Furniture Mission of SD 1,000
  • Sioux Falls: Lifescape 2,500
  • Sioux Falls: Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota 1,500
  • Sioux Falls: South Dakota Diabetes Coalition 1,000
  • Sioux Falls: SD Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault 2,000
  • Sioux Falls: South Dakota Diversity Council 2,000
  • Sioux Falls: Special Olympics 6,000
  • Sioux Falls: REACH (formerly Sioux Falls Area Literacy) 1,000
  • Sioux Falls: Split Rock Volunteer Fire Dept 1,000
  • Sioux Falls: St. Francis House 1,500
  • Sioux Falls: Volunteers of America, Dakotas 1,500
  • Sioux Falls: Washington Pavilion 1,000
  • Watertown: Boys & Girls Club of Watertown 1,100
  • Watertown: Watertown Area Transit 1,000
  • Yankton: Big Friend Little Friend 1,000

North Dakota

  • Bismarck: Guardian and Protective Services, Inc. 1,000
  • Devils Lake: The Village Family Service Center 1,200
  • Dickinson: Northern Lights Council – Boy Scouts of America 1,000
  • Fargo: Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley 1,000
  • Fargo: FM Area Foundation for Connected Puzzles 1,000
  • Fargo: Hospice of the Red River Valley 1,500
  • Fargo: Presentation Partners in Housing 1,000
  • Fargo: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley 1,000
  • Fargo: YWCA Cass Clay 1,500
  • Glen Ullin: Glen Ullin City Emergency Management 1,000
  • Grand Forks: Greater Grand Forks Senior Citizens Association 2,000
  • Hannaford: City of Hannaford 1,000
  • Langdon: Langdon Area Hockey Boosters 1,000
  • Mandan: Mandan Park District 2,000
  • Mayville: Mayville Senior Citizens Center 1,000
  • Minot: Christ Lutheran Church – Katie’s Kitchen 3,000
  • Minot: Dakota Hope Clinic 1,000
  • Minot: Minot Public School Foundation 1,000
  • Richardton: St. Mary’s Church – Social Center Kitchen Project 2,000
  • Rugby: City of Rugby 4,000
  • Wahpeton: North Dakota State College of Science 1,000
  • Washburn: Lewis & Clark Mandan Foundation 1,000
  • Williston: James Memorial Preservation Foundation 1,000


  • Canby: City of Canby 1,000
  • Chisholm: United Way of Northeastern Minnesota 1,500
  • East Grand Forks: Friends of the Campbell Library 1,500
  • International Falls: Koochiching County Community Television 1,000
  • International Falls: Northland Counseling Center, Inc. 1,000
  • Moorhead: Lost & Found Ministry 1,000
  • Ortonville: Mound Cemetery Association 1,000
  • Ortonville: Ortonville Ambulance Relief Association 2,228
  • Tower: Vermillion Country School 1,500

TOTAL $94,328

Media Contact

Paige Pearson Meyer
Vice President of Corporate Communications