MINI GRANT PROGRAM

Mini grants are available throughout the year for up to $250. Non-profit organizations, agencies, or organizations that are affiliated with non-taxable organizations i.e. schools, churches, and/or city governments are eligible to apply once every 12 months. Contact us to learn more at 906-774-3131. 

Woodland Child Care Center

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to the Woodland Child Care Center for their Children’s Garden. The funds will be used to purchase soil, seeds, plants and ingredients to provide up to eighty children aged two and a half to eleven gardening experience three times a week from the months of June to November. Pictured: Front row: L to R: Austin Brash, Kora Poulos, Gianna Schmoll, Jayce Palomaki, Kyle Cromell, Sammy Caruso, Makenley Hubbard, Benjamin Yonke 2nd row: Catherine Majors, Piper Hudson, Forest Koprowski, Declan Burrell, Grayson Dallapiazza, Dillon Okerlund 3rd row standing: Max Collins, Amelia Swartout, Kainsley Mollick, Eleanor Mitchell, Emmett Tirschel Back row: Sharon Quick-Dulan, center director, Liz Slajus, advanced master gardener, and Tamara Juul, director of the Community Foundation. The mission of the Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the residents of our communities.

Forest Park Schools

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliate Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to Forest Park Schools for their upcoming Career Fair for students in eighth, nine and tenth grades. Pictured: CFACF Board Member Allison Soderberg, presenting the check to Jackie Giuliani, FPHS Principal, and Char Anderson also a CFACF board member. If you would like information on funding opportunities, contact Tamara Juul at (906) 774-3131

Kiwanis Ski Club

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliates Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation and Norway Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to assist with funding the insulation and paneling of individual team shelters for the ski jumping teams. The shelters are built in accordance with International Ski Federation requirements and will be used at future tournaments held at Giant Pine Mountain. Pictured: Tamara Juul, Director of the Community Foundation, presenting the check to Len Walters, Vice President of Kiwanis Ski Club.

North Dickinson Schools

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to the North Dickinson County Schools for the reading Olympics program. Pictured: Bottom row left to right- Angel Inglese, Jaden Maule, Allexandria Brown, Sophia Peterson, Zoey Mattson, Autumn Buck, Hayden Grunlund, Bo Glasheen, Stetson Oman, Dominic Cecco-Collier, Kiera Remer, Isabelle Kleiman, and Valerie Jones accepting the check from Tamara Juul, Director of DACF. Top row left to right- Ava Oman, Aunika Lindholm, Ella Rossi, Camryn Neumann, Cami Sleeter, Sydney Phinney, Hope Schuiteman, Natalie Conery, Dalaney Steinbrecher, and Mya Grunlund. Not pictured- Raina Ledzian and Madelyn Applekamp.

School District of Niagara

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to the School District of Niagara for their Career Day. The event allowed high school students an opportunity to meet and discuss career opportunities after high school. The event hosted local speakers in small group settings where the students could gain insight into availability of local employment in various fields. Questions were asked regarding schooling and skills needed, benefits provided and the ranges of wages in those career paths. Pictured: Front Row: Tamara Juul, Executive Director of the Community Foundation presenting the check to some of the students participating in the event, Ariana Howen, Hatti Learned, Kiley Johnston, Taylor Annear Second Row Dominic Wojdyla, Tony Phillips, Carter Lenczuk

Iron Range Amateur Radio

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliate Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation recently awarded A $250.00 mini grant to the Iron Range Amateur Radio Club. The funds will be used to construct a working amateur radio station within the County Museum building. Pictured: Left to right: Mike Nies (President) Sandie Nies, Paul Penkivech (Treasurer) Al Anderson (Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, Board Chair) Glen Waarvik (Museum Curator) and Dan Waters (Secretary)

Niagara Badger Care

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation announces Niagara Public Schools Badger Care Program as the recipient of a “Make My Day” mini grant. DACF Board chair Jacob Lynch selected the Badger Care Program stating, “This program helps so many kids and families”. The program provides free after school care for students of working parents, this funding will assist in updating games and toys as well as provide free snacks to those students in the program. Pictured: Tamara Juul, Executive Director of the Community Foundation, along with Jacob Lynch DACF Board Chair presenting the check to Nate Burklund, Superintendent of Niagara Schools. This grant was part of the “Make My Day” initiative where board members could select a charity of their choice to “make their day”.

Niagara Badgers

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to Niagara Badgers Public Schools to assist in funding their STEM night. The event is an interactive learning experience with the students and the community. Pictured front row from left: Eann Wahlstrom, Averie Vanhulla, Alexandra Kreh, Leah Gast. Back row from left: Sherri Petschar, Curriculum Director, accepting the check from Tamara Juul, Direct of DACF, Colton St. Arnauld, Wyatt Dunkes

Crystal Falls St Vincent de Paul

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliate Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to Guardian Angels St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Crystal Falls. The funds will be used to help feed those in need. Pictured: CFACF and DACF board member Bill Leonoff presenting the check to Louise Holmes, President of St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in Crystal Falls.

UP Wildlife Rehab

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliates Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation and Norway Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to U.P. Wildlife Rehabilitation. The funds will be used to purchase food for “Journey” an educational owl. Journey is used in local educational programs throughout Dickinson and Iron Counties, as well as the surrounding Wisconsin communities. If you would like to host Journey for a presentation, contact Phyllis Carlson at (906) 774-5868. Pictured: Tamara Juul, executive director of DACF, presenting the check to Phyllis Carlson, permit holder with U.P. Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Norway-Vulcan Area Schools

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliate Norway Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to the Norway-Vulcan Area Schools Middle School. The funds will be used to set up a comfortable place to read and relax in the middle school library. This project is being spearheaded by two sixth grade students, Anna deBidart and Joey Bourg. Pictured accepting the check: Kristi Cazzola (superintendent secretary), Marybeth Thoreson (library aide), Anna DeBidart (student), Tamara Juul, Director of the Community Foundation, and Jacqueline Leiker (teacher).

DIISD Tech Center

Janet Spring, board member of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation and the Norway Area Community Foundation, selected the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District Mechatronics Program as the recipient of a “Make My Day” mini grant. The “Make My Day” grant initiative encouraged DACF board members to select a local charity to receive funding and “Make Their Day”. The Mechatronics Program at the DIISD will use the funds to purchase electronic and soldering equipment along with DVDs to aid in introducing students to industrial maintenance to train for the trades, skilled technicians and engineers. Pictured: Tamara Juul, Director of DACF, Janet Spring, Board Member, presenting the check to Susan Sturm, program instructor and seated, Jacob Spring, Norway-Vulcan High School student enrolled in the program.

DICSA

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency. The funds will be used to assist low income seniors and families with heating expenses during the winter season. Pictured: Tamara Juul, executive director of the Community Foundation, presenting the check to Dana Waara, with DICSA.

Dickinson-Iron Health Dept

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliates Norway Area Community Foundation and the Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250.00 mini grant to the Health Department to assist in funding a media campaign to educate students on the harmful effects of vaping and building students’ positive self-image and confidence to reduce peer pressure. Pictured: Tamara Juul, Executive Director of DACF, presenting the check to Kelly Rumpf, Health Educator with the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department.

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