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Midco Foundation Awards 71 Grants to Area Service Organizations

November 24, 2021 – Sioux Falls, SD – The Midco Foundation has awarded more than $115,000 to 71 nonprofits, schools and government organizations across the Midwest. These grant recipients have been recognized as positive changemakers in their 35 respective communities. The grants are part of an ongoing commitment to be a force for good in the communities that Midco serves.

“Midco is honored to provide support to so many wonderful organizations in the communities we serve,” said Wynne Haakenstad, Chair & Executive Director of the Midco Foundation. “These organizations continue to inspire us with impactful projects that assist so many citizens in our communities.”

Since its inception in 1987, the Midco Foundation has donated more than $5 million to support the work of non-profit organizations, local governments and schools. In 2020, the Midco Foundation donated $250,000 to area food banks to address food insecurity due to COVID-19.

The Midco Foundation board reviews and approves funding requests to charitable entities twice a year and encourages nonprofit organizations 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 spring grant cycle will be accepted between December 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.

The following list details the organizations receiving fall 2021 grants:

Kansas

Lawrence: Camp Bromelsick $ 1,000
Lawrence: Children's Advocacy Center of Douglas County $1,000
Lawrence: City Play Corps $2,000
Lawrence: Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Inc. $2,000
Lawrence: Junior Achievement of Kansas - Douglas County District $2,500
Lawrence: Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ $3,500
Lawrence: Lawrence Humane Society $1,500

Minnesota

Becker: Great River Faith in Action $1,000
Bemidji: City of Bemidji Parks & Recreation Department $1,500
Braham: City of Braham $1,750
Brooklyn Park: Second Harvest Heartland $1,000
Canby: Canby Fire & Rescue $1,000
Eden Prairie: Operation Homefront $1,750
Eden Prairie: People Reaching Out to People, Inc. $1,000
Fairmont: Caregiver Response Effort & Service Team $2,500
International Falls: Servants of Shelter $2,000
Minneapolis: MN Adult & Teen Challenge $1,000
Moorhead: Churches United for the Homeless $1,000
Moorhead: Park Christian School $1,000
Moorhead: Theatre B $1,000
North Branch: Ruby's Pantry $ 2,000
Red Lake: St. Mary's Mission School $ 1,000
Spring Lake Park: Rise, Incorporated $1,000

North Dakota

Beulah: Women's Action and Resource Center $2,000
Bismarck: 31:8 Project $3,000
Bismarck: Abused Adult Resource Center $1,250
Bismarck: Bis-Man Mentor Squad $1,000
Bismarck: Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry $1,250
Bismarck: The Banquet $1,250
Fargo: Down Home $2,000
Fargo: Essentia Health Foundation $1,000
Fargo: GiGi's Playhouse $3,000
Fargo: HERO - Healthcare Equipment Recycling Org $3,000
Fargo: Hopeful Heart Project $1,750
Fargo: Jeremiah Program $1,500
Fargo: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley $1,500
Fargo: YWCA CASS CLAY $1,500
Grand Forks: Empire Arts Center $1,200
Grand Forks: MyAlly Health $1,000
Grand Forks: Northlands Rescue Mission Inc $1,250
Grand Forks: Spectra Health $1,250
Grand Forks: St. Joseph's Social Care $1,000
Harvey: Harvey Volunteer Fire Department $2,500
Mandan: Central Dakota Humane Society $1,000
Mapleton: Mapleton Volunteer Fire Department $1,000
Minot: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention $1,000
Minot: Mouse River Players Community Theater $2,500
Towner: Towner Fire, Ambulance and Rescue $1,250
Walhalla: Gorge Arts & Heritage Council $1,000
West Fargo: Close Up Foundation $1,000
West Fargo: Haley's Hope $1,000
West Fargo: North Dakota Autism Center $2,000
West Fargo: West Fargo Public Library $2,500

South Dakota

Miller: St Lawrence Cares $1,000
Mitchell: Breaking Bread Ministries $2,000
Rapid City: Books 4 Kids Program $1,000
Rapid City: Lifescape $1,500
Rapid City: Rapid City Club for Boys, Inc. $3,000
Rapid City: Youth & Family Services, Inc. $2,000
Sioux Falls: Children's Care Hospital & School/Lifescape $2,250
Sioux Falls: Faith Through Frames $2,000
Sioux Falls: Family Visitation Center $2,500
Sioux Falls: Graduate Women in Science, Eastern SD Chapter $2,000
Sioux Falls: Journey of Hope $1,000
Sioux Falls: Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota $1,500
Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation $1,500
Sioux Falls: The Compass Center $1,500
Tea: Fight Like A Ninja $1,000
Vermillion: Robotics of Vermillion $4,500
Warner: DTOM 220 Foundation $2,500
Whitewood: Immanuel Lutheran Church $1,000