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Midco Foundation Awards 58 Grants to Area Service Organizations

November 21, 2022 – Sioux Falls, SD: The Midco Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 to 58 nonprofits, schools and government organizations across the Midwest. These grant recipients have been recognized as positive changemakers in their 29 respective communities. The grants are part of an ongoing commitment to be a force for good in the communities Midco serves.

“Midco is committed to strengthening the communities we serve by supporting incredible organizations that serve them,” said Wynne Haakenstad, Executive Director of the Midco Foundation.

“With great care, our foundation board reviewed exceptional applications this fall, resulting in financial assistance to 58 worthy organizations. We are truly thankful for the variety of programs they provide to be a force for good to those in need.”

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. Midco Foundation recipients provide a variety of programs in their communities, including fighting food insecurity, supporting arts, music, education and family services.

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 will be accepted between December 1 and March 24 for the spring of 2023 grant cycle.

The following list details the organizations receiving fall 2022 grants:


Lawrence: #BeMoreLikeClaire, $2,000
Lawrence: Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Inc., $1,728
Lawrence: Elizabeth B Ballard Community Center, Inc.: $2,000
Lawrence: First United Methodist Church, $2,000
Lawrence: Friends of the Kaw, Inc., $1,000
Lawrence: Lawrence Humane Society, $1,300
Lawrence: Lawrence Inter-Denominational Nutrition Kitchen (L.I.N.K), $3,000


Bemidji: Great River Rescue, $750
Clear Lake: Clear Lake Fire Department, $3,000
Crookston: UMC CREST: Center for Rural Education in Science and Technology, $2,500
Elysian: City of Elysian, $2,000
Fairmont: Caregiver Response Effort and Service Team, $1,500
Fairmont: Fairmont High School Robotics Team, $1,500
Forest Lake: Lakes Center for Youth and Families, $1,500
Moorhead: The Village Family Service Center, $1,400
Clay County: National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. (NIHF), $1,000
Red Lake: St. Mary's Mission School, $1,500
Scandia: City of Scandia. $3,500

North Dakota

Beulah: Women's Action and Resource Center, $2,000 
Bismarck: Central Dakota Children's Choir, $1,000 
Bismarck: Missouri Slope Areawide United Way, $1,000 
Bismarck: Missouri Valley Family YMCA, $1,500 
Devils Lake: Devils Lake Park Board, $1,500 
Fargo: Down Home, $1,500 
Fargo: Friends of the Children Fargo-Moorhead, $1,500 
Fargo: Hospice of the Red River Valley, $1,500 
Fargo: Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead, $1,500 
Fargo: Nexus-PATH Family Healing, $1,500 
Fargo: Pride and Joy Rescue, $2,000 
Fargo: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley, $1,000 
Fargo: The Arts Partnership Council of the Red River Valley, $2,000 
Fargo: Warm Blanket Hugs, $2,500 
Glenburn: TLC Food Pantry and Backpack Program, $2,000 
Grand Forks: Grand Forks Senior Center, $1,000 
Grand Forks: HC Community Care & Food Pantry, $2,000 
Grand Forks: Northlands Rescue Mission, $1,500 
Minot: Northern Plains Children's Advocacy Center, $1,000 
Minot: Taube Museum of Art, $1,500 
Wahpeton: Richland-Wilkin Emergency Food Pantry, $2,000 
West Fargo: Micah Cornerstone Ministries, Inc., $2,000 
West Fargo: North Dakota Autism Center, Inc., $1,000 

South Dakota

Harrisburg: Harrisburg Area Food Pantry, $1,500 
Huron: Beadle County Humane Society, $1,000 
Madison: Madison Central School Educational Foundation, $1,000 
Mitchell: Friend de Coup Show Choir, $1,500 
Mobridge: Mobridge Youth Organization, $2,000 
Pierre: Pierre Fort Pierre Humane Society DBA PAWS Animal Rescue, $1,000 
Rapid City: Oaye Luta Okolakiciye, $3,000 
Rapid City: Rapid City Club for Boys, Inc., $3,500 
Rapid City: Working Against Violence Inc., $3,000 
Rapid City: Youth and Family Services, Inc., $2,500 
Sioux Falls: Breathe Bravely. $2,000 
Sioux Falls: Building Sustainable Connections, $1,500 
Sioux Falls: Children’s Care Hospital and School dba LifeScape, $1,500 
Sioux Falls: Journey of Hope, $1,500 
Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation, $2,000 
Sioux Falls: Special Olympics South Dakota, $1,750 
Sturgis: Sturgis Elementary School PTA, $3,000