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northwest minnesota foundation
April 30, 2017
Northwest Minnesota Foundation offers governance training
BEMIDJI—The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is hosting a Board Governance workshop, a training that is part of the Vital Nonprofits Program. VNP's mission is to invest and build the long term sustainability of the region's nonprofit organizations and public agencies. The workshop...
April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
April 26, 2017
IDEA Competition announces 2017 winners: Businesses from Bemidji, Fosston and Hubbard County take home $10,000
BEMIDJI—The IDEA Competition announced the three 2017 winners on Tuesday during the annual IDEA awards banquet held at the Beaux Arts Ballroom...
April 26, 2017 - 2:24pm
February 11, 2017
NMF awards grant to Hubbard County
BEMIDJI—The Northwest Minnesota Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) to support...
February 11, 2017 - 8:30am
Paquin, Beckel named to NMF board
BEMIDJI—Michelle Paquin, of Red Lake, and Todd Beckel, of Baudette, were recently elected to the Northwest Minnesota Foundation Board of...
February 11, 2017 - 7:45am
December 22, 2016
Local nonprofits receive funding from new statewide lending program
BEMIDJI—The Northwest Minnesota Foundation of Bemidji, 4-Directions Development of Red Lake and Greater Bemidji are among 23 nonprofit organizations to participate in a statewide lending program designed to provide funding to businesses that may experience difficulty accessing...
December 22, 2016 - 2:23pm
December 3, 2016
Okeson selected as NMF program specialist
BEMIDJI—The Northwest Minnesota Foundation recently announced Missy Okeson of Roseau has been selected as the new NMF program specialist, early childhood and youth. Okeson began her duties Nov. 21. Vicky Grove, who held the position since 2012 will retire in December. Okeson...
December 3, 2016 - 6:15am
November 26, 2016
Dayton appoints Vyskocil to Young Women's Initiative Council
BEMIDJI—Nancy Vyskocil, of Bemidji, has been appointed to the Young Women's Initiative Council by Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton recently announced appointments to the Young Women's Cabinet and the Young Women's Initiative Council, as part of the Young Women's Initiative of Minnesota....
November 26, 2016 - 8:00am
October 30, 2016
Northwest Minnesota Foundation recognizes award recipients
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation recognized four Quality of Place award recipients at its annual State of the Foundation luncheon Oct. 21....
October 30, 2016 - 7:44am
October 29, 2016
Warroad creates economic development fund
WARROAD—A fund has been created with the Bemidji-based Northwest Minnesota Foundation for the purpose of economic development in the Warroad community. Business loans are now available from the Warroad Economic Development Loan Fund. The purpose of the fund is to help with the...
October 29, 2016 - 5:00am
April 26, 2016
Honoring regional ingenuity: Two Bemidji businesses honored at Northwest Minnesota Foundation competition
BEMIDJI -- A trio of businesses received a boost Tuesday night after winning an annual competition honoring inventiveness and entrepreneurship....
April 26, 2016 - 8:50pm
March 28, 2016
Disaster preparedness conference set for June in Mahnomen
BEMIDJI -- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is hosting a Community Disaster Response and Recovery Conference on June 7 in Mahnomen that will focus on maximizing resources through partnerships and communication.The conference is being organized by the foundation, along with the...
March 28, 2016 - 8:59pm
Farmer leaves $360,000 to Bemidji-based foundation
BEMIDJI -- Charles Swanson, a Red Lake Falls, Minn., farmer who died in November has bequeathed a gift of just more than $360,000 to Bemidji-based Northwest Minnesota Foundation. Swanson was born in 1926 in Red Lake Falls and attended church and high school in St. Hilaire, Minn.,...
March 28, 2016 - 3:10pm
February 26, 2016
NMF presents work environment workshop
BEMIDJI—The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is delivering a program, Self-Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People, which is designed to help create a positive work environment. Through thousands of seemingly insignificant interactions, teams unknowingly create environments...
February 26, 2016 - 7:40pm
February 7, 2016
Northwest Minnesota Foundation marks year of growth
BEMIDJI -- The numbers are in and donations were up this past year for the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. The Bemidji-based organization saw a $2.1 million bump in donations from the previous year, according to its 2015 annual report for the fiscal year spanning July 1, 2014, to...
February 7, 2016 - 12:19pm
January 14, 2016
Women’s Fund grants, scholarships available
BEMIDJI -- The Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund is asking for funding proposals for programs and services that benefit women and girls within the 12-county Northwest Minnesota Foundation service area. Counties include Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen,...
January 14, 2016 - 10:42pm