George Family Foundation believes it is important to support the Twin Cities community which gave us so much and where we feel close to our neighbors and others who make their home here. Using the same principles applied to other focus areas, we have seen how when people come together to help others, their lives are fuller and more whole in mind, body and spirit. We look for programs and organizations that are making a difference in building community. In addition, we give nationally when our principles are met.

A few examples of our grants in this focus area include:

  • Guthrie Theater, to support the Joe Dowling Guthrie Theater Innovation fund.
  • Somali Success School, to support general operations.
  • Youth Farm and Market Project, to support urban agriculture, youth organizing and cultural nutrition programs.

 2014 Community Grantees

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival                                                             
In support of this organization's artistic programs. 

$10,000

Children’s Heartlink                                                                                                        
In support of this organization’s general operations to build local organizations' capacity to save the lives of children with heart disease in the developing world.

$10,000
Guthrie Theater                                                                   
In partial fulfillment of a $1,000,000 grant to support the Joe Dowling Guthrie Theater Innovation Fund, including support of the theater’s Annual Fund.

$175,000
Hamm Clinic

In fulfillment of a $90,000 grant to support clinical training annually for two interns in the field of professional psychology. 

$10,000
Karuna-Shechen                                                                                                

In support of this organization’s general operations to provide education, medical and social services in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. (New York)

$25,000
Marnita's Table                              

In partial fulfillment of a $20,000 grant to support this organization’s general operations.

 $10,000 
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
In support of the museum’s Annual Fund.
 
$10,000
Minneapolis Parks Foundation

In partial fulfillment of a $30,000 grant to support this organization’s general operations.

$10,000
Minnesota International Center

 In support of this organization’s general operations.

$10,000
Neighborhood Involvement Program

In partial fulfillment of a $50,000 grant to support this organization’s general operations.

$10,000 
North Hawaii Community Hospital

In honor of Earl Bakken’s 90th birthday.

$5,000
Phillips Eye Institute

In support of this organization’s general operations.

$5,000
Playworks Twin Cities

In partial fulfillment of a $30,000 grant to support this organization’s general operations.

$10,000
Project SUCCESS

In support of this organization’s general operations.

$10,000
Somali Success School

In partial fulfillment of a $40,000 grant to support this organization’s general operations. 

$20,000
Twin Cities Public Television

In support of this organization’s Annual Fund.

$7,500
Twin Cities RISE!
In support of this organization’s general operations.
 
$10,000
Walk-In Counseling Center

In support of this organization’s general operations.

$10,000
Total Community for 2014                                                   

$367,500