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Midco Foundation Awards 60 Grants

August 8, 2019 – Sioux Falls, SD – The Midco Foundation has awarded 60 nonprofits, schools and government organizations within 33 communities with grants. The spring grants, totaling more than $96,000, are part of an ongoing commitment to giving back to the communities it serves.

“We are so inspired by the incredible projects in the communities we serve,” said Wynne Haakenstad, Chair and Executive Director of the Midco Foundation. “Our foundation board, comprised of Midco team members, meticulously reviewed the large number of applications and are proud to support 60 organizations with grants. We are honored to help them continue the great work they do to support our communities.” 

The Foundation board reviews and approves funding requests to charitable entities twice a year. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded more than $3.9 million to causes within its service area. Some of this year’s grantees include:

  • Youth and Family Services: $1,500 to purchase video surveillance equipment for expansion
  • Community Violence Intervention Center: $2,500 to provide animal-assisted therapy to youth traumatized by violence

The Midco Foundation encourages nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves to apply for future grants for special projects, facilities improvements, equipment and programs. Review the requirements, criteria and application at Midco.com/Foundation. Applications for the fall 2019 grant cycle will be accepted through August 30, 2019.

The following list details the organizations receiving spring 2019 grants: 

Kansas
  • Lawrence: Communities in Schools of Mid-America $2,000                        
  • Lawrence: Douglas County Housing, Inc. $2,000     
  • Lawrence: Heartland Community Health Center $1,500      
  • Lawrence: Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters $2,500
  • Lawrence: Lawrence Inter-denominational Nutrition Kitchen, Inc. $2,000
  • Tonganoxie: Tonganoxie Elementary School Tech Department $2,000
Minnesota
  • Bemidji: Headwaters School of Music and the Arts $1,000  
  • International Falls: Falls Hunger Coalition $2,500
  • International Falls: Northland Counseling Center $1,000     
  • International Falls: Servants of Shelter of Koochiching County $1,000
  • Fairmont: Heaven's Table Food Shelf $2,500          
  • Bloomington: Science from Scientists $1,500          
  • Eden Prairie: People Reaching Out to People $1,000         
  • Roseville: Kids In Need Foundation $1,000
  • Moorhead: CCRI Inc. $2,000
  • Ely: Well Being Development $1,000            
  • Milaca: Milaca High School Robotics Team $1,000
  • Waite Park: Terebinth Refuge $1,500 
North Dakota
  • Bismarck: Bridging the Dental Gap $1,000
  • Bismarck: Center for Technology and Business $1,000       
  • Bismarck: Charles Hall Youth Services $2,500
  • Bismarck: Heartview Foundation $1,500
  • Bismarck: Soup Café $2,500
  • Bismarck: Tracy's Sanctuary House $1,000
  • Dickinson: Western Wellness Foundation, Inc. $1,500
  • Minot: Companions for Children $1,200
  • Minot: Domestic Violence Crisis Center $3,100
  • Anamoose: Anamoose Area Community Foundation $2,000          
  • Harvey: Harvey Volunteer Fire Department$2,500
  • Fargo: Down Home $3,000   
  • Fargo: YWCA Cass Clay $2,000
  • Grand Forks: Community Violence Intervention Center $2,500       
  • Grand Forks: Red River High School Robotics $1,000        
  • Grand Forks: Salvation Army of Grand Forks $1,000
  • Mapleton: Mapleton Volunteer Fire Department $1,000       
  • Pick City: Pick City Municipal Fire Department $1,000
South Dakota
  • Aberdeen: Hub Area Habitat for Humanity $1,500   
  • Aberdeen: SPURS Therapeutic Riding Center $1,500
  • Aberdeen: The Journey Home $1,000          
  • Ipswich: Marcus P. Beebe Memorial Library $1,500
  • Mobridge: Mobridge Senior Citizens Center $1,000
  • Huron: Habitat for Humanity of Beadle County $1,500
  • Mitchell: Mitchell Area Safehouse $1,500
  • Rapid City: Fork Real Community Café, Inc. $1,000            
  • Rapid City: Horace Mann Elementary School $3,000
  • Rapid City: Wellspring dba WellFully $1,000
  • Rapid City: Youth & Family Services, Inc. $1,500    
  • Spearfish: Northern Hills Area CASA $1,500           
  • Belle Fourche: Spearfish Peaks Special Olympics $2,000  
  • Pierre: Pierre Area Referral Service $1,000
  • Doland: City of Doland $2,000          
  • Sioux Falls: Accelerate $1,500          
  • Sioux Falls: Call to Freedom, Inc. $1,000     
  • Sioux Falls: Lincoln High School $1,500 

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