Miller-Dwan Foundation Awards over $250k in Grants

By KBJR News 1

Miller-Dwan Foundation Awards over $250k in Grants

May 7, 2012 Updated May 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- In its first grant round of the year, the Miller-Dwan Foundation has awarded $258,593 at its April Board of Directors meeting Monday.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

- $113,958 to Amberwing - Center for Youth and Family Well-Being in order to provide family support and offer unique therapies to address children's needs for self-expression and healing.

- $6,784 to the Cloquet Independent School District 94 for the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative Parent Support Mentor Pilot Program to support families and help special needs children be successful at home, in school and in the community.

- $3,000 to the Minnesota Ballet for weekly dance programming for children with developmental and physical challenges.

- $42,000 to the Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center to support a new cancer program that supports cancer survivors in the efforts to help them live through the cancer diagnosis and through the next phase of a healthy life.

- $19,632 to Essentia Health Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Services to purchase a communication and environmental control unit that will allow non-verbal patients to communicate and control environments through touch pads.

- $28,204 to Polinsky Rehabilitation Services to replace patient education handouts with high-quality patient education software that is user friendly.

- $8,615 to Polinsky Pediatric Rehabilitation Services to purchase updated therapeutic music and sound interventions to treat children who've been diagnosed with hearing and sensory difficulties.

- $36,400 to Polinsky Pediatric Rehabilitation Services to create a new Parent Interactive Therapy program to help young children work with a therapist to address emotional and behavioral disorders.