2005 Grant Recipients – George W. Neilson Foundation

NameProjectGrant ApprovedNotes
Am.Red Cross-N.Star ChapterEquipment repair-Lifeline prog.$5,000.00
Beltrami Cty Historical SocietyMultimedia Projector$6,395.00
Bemidji Community Arts CouncilComputers & Equipment$10,700.00
Bemidji HS Band ProgramUniforms$36,838.00
Bemidji State UniversityWetlands Ecology Chair$200,000.00Grant of $1 Million to BSU for the GWN Chair in Wetlands Ecology to be paid in five equal installments. $800,000 has been paid through YE2004. One year is remaining on this pledge.
Boys & Girls Club-BemidjiBuilding Pledge$100,000.00Grant of $1,050,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Bemidji to be paid in five installments, 2003-2007. $100,000 pd in 2003, $265,000 pd in 2004, $100,000 in 2005($65,000 if this was prepaid for 2006), $235,000 in 2006, & $350,000 in 2007.
Cass Lake Fire DepartmentHelp w/Purchase Tanker Truck$15,525.00
Concordia Language VillagesRussian Language Camp$50,000.00Grant of $250,000 to Concordia Language Village for the Russian Language Camp will be paid $50,000 in 2005, $50,000 in 2006, & $150,000 in 2007.
Courage CenterVan for Transport of Campers$51,500.00
Evergreen HouseTransition House Remodel$23,000.00
Family Advocacy CtrStart-up Costs$29,000.00
Headwaters Science CenterIndian Culture & Science$7,500.00
Healthy Comm. Healthy KidsOffice Equip/Tele.System$9,334.00
Hope House-Comm.Supp.Sys.Phone System$3,845.00
ISD#31 Academic Awards Prog.Academic & Senior Awards$1,000.00
ISD#31 Deaf/Hard of HearingThe "Deaf Duckling" Play$1,700.00
Lakeland Public TelevisionEquipment$45,000.00
MeritCare Clinic BemidjiSpeaker - Kindness Project$1,500.00
MHAS-Neilson Spearhead CtrSurveying/Fencing, etc.$75,000.00
North Country Health ServicesKNC Skilled Nursing Facility$400,000.00Grant of $2 Million to NCHS for the Katharine Neilson Cram Skilled Care Facility to be paid in 5 equal installments of $400,00 per yr through 2006. $1,600,000 has been paid through YE2005. Add'l $209,000 was pledged for 2007.
Northern Artists Assn.Computer System$2,853.00
Northern Elementary PTOPlayground Equipment$15,000.00
ODCBus Shelter Constr.Materials$6,846.00
Red Lake Homeless ShelterFurnishings/Off.Equip$15,000.00
Senior Nutrition ProgramMeals on Wheels/Sr.Meals$10,000.00
Solway Fire DepartmentHelp w/Purchase Pumper Trk$24,000.00
Total: $ 1,148,536.00