Cliffs Foundation donates more than a quarter million dollars to northeastern Minnesota

By KBJR News 1

Cliffs Foundation donates more than a quarter million dollars to northeastern Minnesota

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 3:33 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) —– Dozens of organizations across the Northland today received a financial boost. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. donated $271,800 to a variety of N.E. Minnesota organizations.

"We are continually impressed by the quality of projects that are proposed by organizations in our communities, and look forward to seeing the 2014 initiatives that have received Cliffs' support come to life," Cliffs' District Manager of Public Affairs in Minnesota, Sandy Karnowski, said.

Contributions and pledges from the Cliffs Foundation for 2014 are as follows:

–$50,000 to the Hibbing Salvation Army Rental Assistance Program
–$25,000 to the Range Mental Health Center ADAPT Program
–$22,000 to Babbitt Playground Equipment
–$20,000 to Volunteers in Education Tutor Program
–$18,000 to the Minnesota Discovery Center Mobile Mining Exhibit
–$10,000 to the Michigan Tech Mindtrekkers Program, Friends of the Two Harbors Library Renovation, Northern Lights Community School Greenhouse, St. Louis County Historical Society Veterans Memorial Hall, Eveleth Area Community Foundation and the Northern St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity.
–$7,500 to the Advocates for Family Peace (Domestic Violence Programs)
–$5,000 to the Northern Lake County Arts Program, Iron Range Project Care Free Clinic, Two Harbors Robotics Team, Ely Blue Line Club Arena Improvements, Range Mental Health Center Merritt House Wing Expansion and the Silver Bay Blue Line Club Arena Improvements.
–$4,000 to the Minnesota Discovery Center Archival Project
–$2,500 to the Northwoods Hospice Memory Care Program and the Schroeder Historical Society Native American Exhibit.
–$1,500 to the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
–$103,800 among several other area organizations

The Cliffs Foundation will be accepting grant applications from qualified organizations until June 1, 2014 for their 2015 budget consideration. If you would like to apply please visit the company's website by clicking here.

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