Recent Grants

The mission of the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation is to promote access  to educational opportunities in Cook County and to improve the quality of life in the North Shore  communities of Cook, Lake and Southern St. Louis counties through grantmaking in the areas of  Arts and Culture, Community & Economic Development, Education, Environment, and Social Welfare programs to qualified organizations.

Grantee: Wolf Ridge
Grantee: Wolf Ridge

Grants Made in 2021

Ecumen Lakeshore
“Home Delivered Meals Program” – $3,500

Matinee Musicale, Inc.
“Outreach & Artist Support” – $3,300

Harbor Center, Inc.
“Senior & Caregiver Guide” – $2,500

YMCA
“American Sign Language Interpreter” – $3,000

American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)
“COVID Emergency Food Distribution” – $10,000

Community Action Duluth
“Free Tax Site” – $20,000

Conservation Corps of MN & IA 
“Summer Youth Corps Program” – $5,000

Cook County Higher Education
“Student Support Services & Student Scholarships” – $60,000

Cook County Local Energy Project
“Capacity Building” – $10,000

Duluth Folk School
“BOAT Project” – $15,000

Friends of the Finland Community
“Wild Rice Processing Facility” – $25.000

Grand Marais Art Colony
“General Operating Support” – $30,000

Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior
“Grand Portage Community Teen Center” – $7,500

Great Expectations School Foundation
“Great Lunch Meal Program” – $10,000

Minnesota Children’s Press
“Book Camp Sessions” – $25,000

Minnesota Land Trust
“City of Duluth Natural Lands Acquisition Project” – $15,000

North Shore Community Rink
“Community Rink Safety & Access Improvements” – $10,000

One Roof Community Housing 
“Operating Support” – $25,000

Rise, Inc.
“Assisting Deaf Minnesotans Find Employment” – $5,000

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
“Oral Health Task Force” – $10,000

St. Louis County Historical Society
“Veterans Oral History & 100th Anniversary Publication” – $15,000

Twin Ports Choral Project
“Capacity Building” – $10,000

Finland Minnesota Historical Society
“Site Improvements for Visitor Experience” – $3,500

Nordic Center
“Shift: Ethnic Origin, Identity & Belonging – The Duluth Lynchings: A Family Perspective with Author Karen F. Nance” – $3,500

Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community 
“Between” – $3,500

Kako Foundation 
“Hiking in Harmony” – $2,000

Animal Allies Humane Society 
“Expanded Humane Education Programs to Underserved Communities” – $3,500

Positive Energy Outdoors 
“Climbing Outdoors & Climbing Wall” – $3,500

Duluth Superior Sailing Association 
“Sailing Training & Experiences for At-Risk Youth” – $2,000

Green New Deal Housing 
“Green New Deal Housing Traveling Exhibition” – $2,000

Women’s Initiative for Service & Education (WISE) 
“Smaby Pandemic Book Project” – $2,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland 
“Academic Support – COVID Focused” – $20,000

CHUM
“Food Shelf Delivery Program” – $25,000

Cook County Extension
“Garden Addition” – $5,985

Damiano Center
“Community Kitchen” – $20,000

Duluth Superior Area Television Corporation (WDSE)
“Education Initiative” – $25,000

Duluth YMCA
“True North AmeriCorps COVID Gap Funding” – $30,000

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
“New Education Facilities Master Plan” – $10,000

Minnesota Sixth Judicial District
“Shore Substance Use Recovery Court” – $10,000

Superior Hiking Trail Association
“Volunteer Powered Renewal Work & Training” – $10,000

Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarer’s 
“Lincoln Park Community Housing” – $15,000

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
“Re-Opening Wolf Ridge” – $50,000

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