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Grants Available for Stillwater Area Nonprofits

The Stillwater Area Community Foundation’s 2018-19 grant cycle is now open to qualified non-profit organizations. This year’s funding priorities will focus on programs addressing four key community issues: Diversity awareness Homelessness Affordable housing Transportation Based on feedback from community leaders, the Foundation has opted to narrow the focus and potential…

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2018 Great Idea Grant goes to the Power of St. Croix Utility Box Mural Project

For Immediate Release June 1, 2018 Stillwater, MN—Transform mundane utility boxes into public art? That’s a Great Idea! Marine on St. Croix resident Fitzie Heimdahl is the winner of Stillwater Area Community Foundation’s sixth annual Great Idea Competition. Heimdahl will receive a grant to launch the Power of the St.…

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Haley receives Malmquist Scholarship

For Immediate Release June 1, 2018 Evangeline Haley is the 2018 recipient of the Gary and Mary Malmquist Scholarship.  Haley plans to study nursing and will attend Century College in the fall. She plans to finish her degree at Metropolitan State University. The scholarship was presented at Stillwater Area Community…

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2018 Spring Event

Celebrating the Power of Community Please join the Stillwater Area Foundation as we celebrate our accomplishments, look forward to accomplishing more, and announce the winner of the 2018 Great Idea Competition. Guest Speaker Stillwater area native Maureen Hooley Bausch, Chief Executive Officer of the Super Bowl Host Committee, will share…

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Stillwater Foundation Issues Grants for 2017

Stillwater: The Stillwater Area Foundation has made three recent grants to local programs, ranging from strengthening chemical health programs to water quality. Canvas Health, an Oakdale nonprofit that helps children, adolescents, adults and families who struggle with mental health, chemical health, and domestic and sexual abuse, received $2,100 to train…

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Stillwater Area Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals Addressing Water Quality or Substance Abuse

Stillwater, Minn. – Stillwater Area Foundation, a community foundation, is now accepting grant applications from area non-profit organizations for its 2017 grant awards. This year’s awards will be issued to support local projects and activities addressing water quality or substance abuse. As a community foundation, part of the organization’s role…

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Social Enterprise Camp Sparks Creative Solutions: Students Inspired to Make a Living Making a Difference

Imagine a distribution system for getting locally grown organic foods to families in need. Or a business focused on recycling used and abandoned small watercraft such as kayaks and canoes. Or a program for recycling trash that is picked up along the St. Croix River. These are a few of…

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New app takes you inside Stillwater’s history

  Heidi Wigdahl, KARE 7:22 PM. CDT July 11, 2017 STILLWATER, Minn. — A new web-based application lets you discover Stillwater through a lens of the past. Lens Flare Stillwater launched on June 30; the free app can be accessed through its website. The app allows users to take a…

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Sparks Camp teaches students and improves community

By Jackie Bussjaeger/Press Publications, Jul 7, 2017 STILLWATER — Some might call it killing two birds with one stone; in Stillwater it’s known as social enterprise. The Stillwater Area Foundation recently launched a new program called Sparks Social Enterprise Camp, which invites high school students to explore the concept of…

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5th Annual GREAT IDEA CHALLENGE COMPETITION Winners, Honors Students

Stillwater Area Foundation Announces 5th Annual GREAT IDEA CHALLENGE COMPETITION Winners, Honors Students Stillwater, MN: The Stillwater Area Foundation is pleased to announce that Sara Jespersen of “Beautify the Stillwater Stairs” is the winner of the fifth annual $10,000 Great Idea Competition, which was presented at the Foundation’s annual reception…

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