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NMF selected for national fundraising challenge

BEMIDJI -- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation has been selected by the Newman’s Own Foundation to participate in a nationwide fundraising challenge that started Tuesday. Hundreds of organizations across the country will compete to win funding from the Newman’s Own Foundation. The organization that receives the most donations by Jan. 3 will win the $150,000 grand prize. Additional cash prizes will be awarded to organizations that raise the most money on Giving Tuesday, which takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is seeking support from communities across the northwest region to help win the Newman’s Own Foundation Holiday Challenge, the organization said in a release. The NMF encourages those interested in donating to consider making their gift on Giving Tuesday. However, gifts made anytime between Tuesday and Jan. 3 will be counted.

To support the Northwest Minnesota Foundation in this challenge, links to the official donation page can be found on the homepage of the Foundation’s website at, on the organization's Facebook page, or at Donations must be a minimum of $10.