Northland Foundation Awards 33 Grants Totaling $257,054 in Fourth Quarter of 2016

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

During the fourth quarter of 2016, the Northland Foundation approved 33 grants, awarding a total of $257,054 to serve the people and communities of the seven-county region, not including the 14 grants approved in October by the Minnesota Power Foundation Youth In Philanthropy Board, a program of the Northland Foundation’s KIDS PLUS Program.

A significant grant of $20,000 was made to the Arrowhead Center, Inc., located in Virginia, for the creation of new, in-school counseling for students in the Virginia School District who are experiencing substance addiction and mental health symptoms.

“Given the spike in opioid use, and lack of resources for young people struggling with mental health issues, giving students easier access to counseling fills a big need,” said Eric Torch, Director of Grantmaking, of the Foundation’s support for the project.

“Placing counselors in the schools, with expertise at working with young people, will make a difference for youth and their families,” said Torch.

Grants approved October 1 through December 31, 2016, are available here.