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Contributions (June 14)

Stern Foundation grant awards announced

The Alex Stern Family Foundation has awarded $172,750 in grants to area nonprofit organizations. The grants were awarded to:

The ARC of Cass County, $5,000, service learning activities; Big Brother/Big Sister, $5,000, mentor training; Anne Carlsen Center, $10,000, autism summer camp project; Children’s Dental Services, $5,000, expansion of program; Fargo Park District, $1,750, Classical Music Festival; Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation, $7,500, “Got No Milk” project; Fraser Ltd., $10,000, skills enhancement training project; Humane Society, $5,000, spay/neuter outreach support; Jamestown University, $7,500, and Mayville State University, $7,500 each for scholarships for students from Cass and Clay counties; and ShareHouse, $5,000, computer upgrades.

The following organizations were awarded grants for general operating support: Churches United for the Homeless, $10,000; Gooseberry Park Players, $2,500; Dorothy Day House, $10,000; F-M Youth Symphonies, $3,500; Kamp Kace, $20,000; Lake Agassiz Girls Choir, $5,000; Learning Bank, $2,500; North Dakota Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center, $2,500; Nokomis Child Care Center, $10,000; Presentation Partners in Housing, $10,000; and Trollwood Performing Arts, $20,000.

The foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in Fargo-Moorhead only and are not available to individuals or endowments. The deadline to apply for the next grant round is Aug. 31. Applications can be obtained by mailing a request to 4152 30th Ave. S., #102, Fargo, ND 58104.

Food bank receives grant from Caterpillar

The Great Plains Food Bank, Fargo, has received a $15,000 donation from the Caterpillar Foundation.

The funds will be used to help bring more food to people in North Dakota and western Minnesota struggling with hunger by strengthening partnerships within retail, manufacturing and agricultural industries.

The grant is part of a $1.5 million investment that Caterpillar Foundation is making to Feeding America member food banks across the country.