tribal colleges and universities for efforts to expand knowledge and
skills related to lost and endangered Native art forms.
North House Folk School, October 2016, $675,000 over three years
to strengthen Scandinavian folk arts in northern Minnesota.
n Disaster Relief and Recovery
Emphasis is on events receiving little attention
Center for Disaster Philanthropy, October 2016, $3.1 million over
three years to support early-recovery needs of vulnerable populations
affected by natural disasters in the Midwest.
American Red Cross, International Services Department, June 2016,
$1.47 million over one year from the Anne Ray Charitable Trust to
provide more staff members for international-response programs and
improved emergency-response technology.
Conservation of natural resources; protection of animal habitats
The Nature Conservancy, May 2016, $5.5 million over two years from
the Anne Ray Charitable Trust to demonstrate how to protect and restore forests, reduce carbon emissions, and improve the lives of local
communities in Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.
Wildlife Conservation Society, October 2015, $2.7 million over three
years to reduce the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats in the
Lower Mekong and Irrawaddy river basins in Southeast Asia.
World Wildlife Fund. August 2016, $1.67 million over two years to
n Quality of Life
conserve the ecological function of the Northern Great Plain grass-
lands by involving communities in a local-to-global
Helping vulnerable children, young adults, families, and older people
University of North Dakota, July 2016, $1.74 million over three years
to strengthen long-term services to help elders of Spirit Lake Nation
age in place. The project is expected to result in a model that other
tribal communities can replicate.
YMCA of the USA, November 2015, $4.3 million over one year from
the Anne Ray Charitable Trust to support the Achievement Gap Initiative, which helps young people improve their school readiness, engagement, and success.
n Legacy and Opportunity
Flexible funding for work that’s in line with the philanthropy’s values,
including projects in the Upper Midwest and Southern California
CommonBond Communities, June 2012, $2 million over five
years for the Housing Investment Fund’s Open 4,000 Doors
Campaign, which provides capital to build and preserve affordable
apartments and townhomes for families, seniors, and people with
Recruitment, training, and retention
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