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Community Grantees for 2011

Admission Possible
$15,000
In partial fulfillment of a $30,000 grant to support the programming costs to help promising low-income youth in Minnesota gain admission to college.

Association of Small Foundations
$695
In support of general operations for 2011. (Washington, D.C.)

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival
$10,000
In support of this organizationís artistic programs. (Colorado)

Breck School
$10,000
In support of international scholarships for students with financial needs from the Next Generation Fund on behalf of Jeffrey George and Jonathan George.

Carolina for Kibera
$13,000
In partial fulfillment of a $26,000 grant to the support the 10th Anniversary Campaign. (North Carolina)

Children's Heartlink
$10,000
In support of this organizationís general operations to build capacity to help save lives of children with heart disease in the developing world.

Duke University Annual Fund
$5,000
In support of the Duke University Annual Fund. (North Carolina)

Eagle Valley Land Trust
$10,000
In support of this organizationís general operations to help ensure that the future of Eagle County includes the scenic vistas, wildlife habitat and ranchlands. (Colorado)

Environmental Defense Fund
$5,000
In support of this organizationís general operations from the Next Generation Fund on behalf of Jeffrey George and Jonathan George. (Washington, D.C.)

Grantmakers in Health
$3,000
In support of the 2011 Funding Partner contribution. (Washington, D.C.)

Guthrie Theater
$215,000
In partial fulfillment of a $1,000,000 grant to support the Joe Dowling Guthrie Theater Innovation Fund, including support of the theaterís Annual Fund.

Hamm Clinic
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $90,000 grant to support clinical practice training for two interns in the field of professional psychology.

Karuna-Shechen
$15,000
In fulfillment of a $45,000 grant to support this organizationís general operations. Karuna-Shechen provides education, medical and social services to individuals in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. (New York)

Marnitaís Table
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $20,000 grant to support this organizationís general operations.

MicroGrants
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $30,000 grant to support this organizationís small grants program.

Minneapolis Foundation
$10,000
In support of the North Minneapolis Relief Fund following the tornado of 2011.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
$7,500
In support of the museumís Annual Fund.

Minneapolis Parks Foundation
$10,000
In support of this organizationís general operations.

Minnesota Council of Foundations
$5,555
In support of general operations and annual membership dues for 2011.

Minnesota International Center
$5,000
In support of this organizationís general operations.

Minnesota Public Radio
$15,000
In support of this organizationís Annual Fund and in honor of Bill Klingís retirement.

National Parks Conservation Association
$10,000
In support of the Yellowstone Conservation Fundís Wildlife Fellowship program in honor of Edson and Harriet Spencer. (Montana)

The Nature Conservancy
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $30,000 grant to support the Caribbean Program. (Virginia)

Neighborhood Development Center
$25,000
In partial fulfillment of a $75,000 grant to support the Midtown Global Market Breakthrough Campaign.

Neighborhood Involvement Program
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $50,000 grant to support this organizationís general operations.

Operation HOPE
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $20,000 grant to support this organizationís general operations.

Page Education Foundation
$5,000
In fulfillment of a $20,000 grant for general operations.

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
$60,000
In partial fulfillment of a $300,000 grant to support the Youth Education and Development Program.

Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $20,000 grant to support Nicollet Square Supportive Services for homeless youth.

Project Footsteps
$15,000
In support this organizationís general operations, including support for Project Footsteps to engage with a consultant to develop a tool to evaluate its programs.

Project SUCCESS
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $30,000 grant to support this organizationís general operations.

Ripple Effect Images
$25,000
In partial fulfillment of a $50,000 grant in support of internationally known photographers whose photos are given to benefit non-profit organizations in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Somali Success School
$25,000
In partial fulfillment of a $40,000 grant to support this organizationís general operations. This figure also includes support for Somali Success School to hire a local consultant to develop a strategic business plan.

Teach For America, Twin Citiesa
$5,000
In support of this organizationís general operations.

Twin Cities Public Television
$5,000
In support of this organizationís Annual Fund.

Twin Cities RISE!
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $30,000 grant to support this organizationís general operations.

Walk-In Counseling Center
$5,000
In support of this organizationís general operations.

Walking Mountains Natural Science School
$50,000
In partial fulfillment of a $150,000 grant to support the Walking Mountains Science Center Community Programs. (Colorado)

Washburn Center for Children
$25,000
In partial fulfillment of a $75,000 grant to support this organizationís general operations.

WATCH
$5,000
In support of this organizationís general operations.

Womenís Foundation of Minnesota
$50,000
In partial fulfillment of a $250,000 grant to support the Minnesota Girls Not for Sale anti-trafficking initiative.

Youth Farm and Market Project
$15,000
In partial fulfillment of a $45,000 grant to support urban agriculture, youth organizing and cultural nutrition.

The Youth Foundation
$7,500
In support of this organizationís general operations. (Colorado)

Youth Frontiers
$20,000
In partial fulfillment of a $60,000 grant to support character retreats for elementary and secondary students and faculty.

YCWA of Minneapolis
$10,000
In partial fulfillment of a $30,000 grant to support the Girls Incorporated program.



Total Community for 2011                    $822,250


Note: All organizations are located in Minnesota unless otherwise indicated.




George Family Foundation    1818 Oliver Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55405    Phone:(612) 377-3356    Fax:(612) 233-2194