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Midco Foundation Awards More Than $100,000 to Groups in 33 Communities

Sioux Falls, SD: The Midco Foundation, the charitable arm of the Midco family of companies, has awarded $100,789 in grants to 81 nonprofits, schools and government organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

The foundation board, comprised of Midco employees, reviews and approves funding requests to charitable entities twice a year. Since 1987, the foundation has awarded more than $3.6 million to causes within its service area. This year’s grantees include:

  • The Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, Inc. (MN): $1,500 for hygiene supplies
  • The Fessenden (ND) Police Department: $1,000 for a dash cam system
  • Volunteers of America, Dakotas (SD): $1,000 for STEM activities for the Bowden Youth Center

“We had a large number of applications for our spring 2016 round of grants,” said Tom Simmons, SVP and Chief of Staff at Midco and Chairman of the Board for the Midco Foundation. “With so many worthy causes and projects throughout our service area, it is difficult for the Foundation Board to limit giving. However, we were pleased to be able to support 81 organizations that are doing wonderful work in their communities.”

The board will meet again in August 2016 to review applications for fall grant distribution. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to review the requirements, criteria and application at Midco.com/Foundation. Applications will be accepted through July 10, 2016.

The following list details the organizations receiving spring 2016 grants.

 Minnesota:

  • Bemidji: Pet Fixers – Spay/Neuter Assistance Program, $1,000
  • Edina: Muscular Dystrophy Association, $1,000
  • International Falls: Citizens for Backus/Backus Community Center, $1,000
  • Moorhead: Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, Inc., $1,500
  • Moorhead: Moorhead Youth Wrestling, $1,500
  • Moorhead: Moorhead State University, $1,000
  • Red Wing: HOPE Coalition, $1,000
  • Sherburn: City of Sherburn, $1,000

North Dakota:

  • Anamoose: Little Raiders Daycare, $1,000
  • Bismarck: Abused Adult Resource Center, $1,000
  • Bismarck: North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations, $1,000
  • Bismarck: The Salvation Army of Bismarck, $1,500
  • Casselton: Casselton Heritage Center, $1,500
  • Devils Lake: Lake Region Search & Rescue, $2,000
  • Dickinson: Stark County Social Services: $1,500
  • Fargo: Big Brothers Big Sisters, $1,900
  • Fargo: Community Living Services, $1,500
  • Fargo: Fargo Little League Baseball, $1,000
  • Fargo: First Link, $1,500
  • Fargo: GiGi’s Playhouse Fargo, $1,500
  • Fargo: Handi-Wheels Transportation, $1,500
  • Fargo: Homeward Animal Shelter, $1,000
  • Fargo: Hospice of the Red River Valley, $1,000
  • Fargo: IPAT (Interagency Program for Assistive Technology), $1,500
  • Fargo: Downtown Community Partnership, $1,500
  • Fargo: Nokomis Child Care Centers, $1,700
  • Fargo: Oak Grove Lutheran School, $1,000
  • Fargo: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc. Education Services, $1,000
  • Fargo: Red River Zoo, $1,000
  • Fargo: The Arts Partnership, $1,000
  • Fargo: Great Rides Fargo, $1,000
  • Fessenden: Fessenden Police Department, $1,000
  • Grafton: Grafton Arts – Second Stage, $1,000
  • Grand Forks: Altru Health System, $1,000
  • Grand Forks: Grand Forks Mommas and Hope Evangelical Church, $1,000
  • Grand Forks: Grand Forks Senior Center, $1,500
  • Hankinson: Friends of the Hankinson Library, $1,000
  • Harvey: Harvey High School & Harvey Park Board, $1,000
  • Harvey: Harvey Kiwanis, $1,500
  • Hazen: Hazen Preschool, $1,500
  • Minot: Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art, $1,000
  • Rugby: Geographical Center Historical Society, $1,000
  • Sentinel Butte: Home on the Range, $1,000
  • West Fargo: Red River Valley Fair Foundation, $1,000

South Dakota:

  • Aberdeen: Area IV Senior Nutrition, $1,500
  • Aberdeen: Hub Area Habitat for Humanity, $2,000
  • Harrisburg: Harrisburg Baseball Association, $1,000
  • Lead: Boys & Girls Club of Lead-Deadwood, $2,000
  • Mitchell: First Circuit CASA, $1,000
  • Mitchell: Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Preservation Society, $1,000
  • Pierre: Oahe Child Development Center, $1,000
  • Pierre: South Dakota Guardianship Program, Inc., $2,000
  • Pierre: South Dakota Historical Society Foundation, $1,000
  • Rapid City: Black Hills Dance Theatre, $1,000
  • Rapid City: Catholic Social Services, $1,500
  • Rapid City: Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, $1,000
  • Rapid City: Rushmore Thunder Hockey Associations, $1,000
  • Rapid City: Youth & Family Services, Inc., $1,000
  • Rapid City: Rapid City Arts Council, $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: Handi-Riders, Inc. dba HorsePower, $1,500
  • Sioux Falls: Joe Foss Squadron, Commemorative Air Force, $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: LifeScape Foundation: $1,945
  • Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls Area CASA Program, $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls Christian Schools, $2,000
  • Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls Whitewater Park, $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: South Dakota Diabetes Coalition, $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: South Dakota Parent Connection, $2,000
  • Sioux Falls: Volunteers of America, Dakotas, $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, $2,244
  • Sioux Falls: Arc of Dreams, $5,000
  • Sioux Falls: JAM Art & Supplies, $1,000
  • Sioux Falls: National MS Society Upper Midwest Chapter, $1,500
  • Spearfish: Northern Hills CASA, $1,000
  • Spearfish: Spearfish Clothe-A-Kid for School, $1,000
  • Sturgis: Action for the Betterment of the Community, $1,000
  • Sturgis: Sturgis Community Preschool, $1,000
  • Watertown: Arrow Education Foundation, $1,000