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Twin Ports area foundation to boost giving by $1 million

In the face of the pandemic, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation plans to increase philanthropic donations by 37%.

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DULUTH — The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation announced that it will provide an additional $1 million in grants to Northland nonprofits in 2022, boosting its annual giving budget to $3.7 million.

"Our region is strong and resilient, but the pandemic continues to present challenges," foundation President and CEO Shaun Floerke said in a written statement. "This was the right thing to do, period. Moreover, it has the direct impact of providing $1 million more to our nonprofit patners working on the front lines during these difficult and challenging times."

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Shaun Floerke

More information about the grant program can be found at or by contacting Applications for the first round of grants will be due Feb. 1, with three additional rounds to be offered in the spring, summer and fall.


Since its inception, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation has provided more than $63 million in grants and scholarships.

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