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United Way approves grant allocations for 25 local nonprofits

The United Way of Bemidji Area’s Board of Directors recently approved the United Way Community Investment Cabinet’s recommendations for grant allocations to 25 local nonprofits.

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The United Way of Bemidji Area recently approved the United Way Community Investment Cabinet’s recommendations for grant allocations to 25 local nonprofits.
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BEMIDJI — The United Way of Bemidji Area’s Board of Directors recently approved the United Way Community Investment Cabinet’s recommendations for grant allocations to 25 local nonprofits.

The Community Investment Cabinet is comprised of 16 volunteers who vet the grant requests, interview the agencies’ directors, tour their facilities, thoroughly review financials and come to a recommended consensus for the Board of Directors to review and approve, a release said.

The Community Investment Cabinet included Jordan Anderson, Amber Coauette, Georgia Del Favero, LaVon Dennistoun, Karla Eischens, Mary Fairbanks, Tiffany Fettig, Gwenia Fiskevold Gould, Megan Hill, Kurt Knott, Christine Maxwell, Kyle McMartin, Kirsten Molash Searles, Tyler Smith, Mark Stodola and Abbey Swanson.

Funded agencies include Adult Day Services, Bemidji Early Childhood Collaborative, Bemidji Community Food Shelf, Bemidji Senior Center, Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji Area, Churches United, Community Resource Connections, Community Table, Evergreen Youth & Family Services, Face It Together, Headwaters Science Center, Hope House, Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota, LSS Meals on Wheels, Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter, Northwoods Caregivers, North Country Food Bank, Peacemaker Resources, Reading Corps ServeMN, Recovery Corps ServeMN, St Vincent de Paul, Support Within Reach, Timber Bay, Village of Hope and Voyageurs Area Council Scouts.

All of the funds raised through the United Way of Bemidji Area’s Campaign is from the Bemidji community residents, businesses and foundations.

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To learn more about how you can get involved, visit www.UnitedWayBemidji.org or www.VolunteerBemidji.org.

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