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Foundation awards grants to Lake County programs

The Northland Foundation awarded 37 grants from October through December totaling $507,165 to nonprofit organizations, schools and other public entities. One-third of the grants awarded during the fourth quarter, totaling nearly $150,000, support out-of-school time and in-school enrichment, as well as mentoring programs for youth throughout the seven-county region.

Among the 12 youth programming grants, Two Harbors High School DECA was awarded $5,000 to support efforts to nurture civility among Two Harbors students.

Community Partners' Two Harbors Block Nurse Program was awarded $50,000 to launch an intergenerational, comprehensive, community-based service delivery program aimed at providing resources and supports to older adults to assist them in aging in community.

North Shore Area Partners in Silver Bay was awarded $10,000 to support collaborative efforts for organizations serving older adults on the North Shore.

"Young people's participation in safe, enriching after-school activities is proven to boost school success," said Erik Torch, Director of Grantmaking, "and it is something the Northland Foundation is eager to support in northeastern Minnesota schools and communities."