2018 Grant Allocations

American Cancer Society – Benton County Relay for Life – $20,000

Purpose: Research, Education and Advocacy

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Great Strides – $20,000

Purpose: Care centers, research & drug development

Kody Snograss Foundation 832 K-9 Dogs – $19,000

Purpose: Transport and train 2 bloodhounds for assistance

American Red Cross – $5,000

Purpose: Emergency Response Vehicle

Trinity Lutheran Church – Milaca Snack Pks – $1,000

Purpose: Purchase food for the Milaca snack pack program

Terebinth Refuge – $10,000

Purpose: Curriculum, education & programs for women

Employment Enterprises Inc. – $15,000

Purpose: 20 tablets to track time as required by the state

MN Telecom Alliance Foundation – $25,000

Purpose: Purchase incident response vehicle

Little Rock Lake Association – $10,000

Purpose: Vegetation for lake cleanup – 25% contribution required

WACOSA – $16,626

Purpose: Expand 3 doorways to make handicap accessible

Lutheran Social Services (St. Cloud Area Nursery)- $10,000

Purpose: Enlist childcare providers to help in times of emergency

Nexus-Mille Lacs Academy – $5,500

Purpose: Automatic belay system for rock climbing wall

Light the Legacy – $5,000

Purpose: Provide resources to families about end of life care

Junior Achievement of Upper Midwest – $10,000

Purpose: Expand the Junior Achievement program in Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools


Rice Fire Department Benton County 4-H Shooting
Helping Hands Outreach Sports Program
Boy Scouts Troop 473 Benton County Sheriff’s Office
Central MN Health Center Open Your Heart to the Hungry & Homeless
Pierz Fire Department Jugaad Leadership Program
Friends of Career Solutions Reach Out Center
Milaca Area Pantry Milaca Community Education
Rice Area Food Shelf Graham United Methodist Church
VBS American Legion Post 473
Becker Teenserve Rice Community Church
Fransiscan Sisters of Little Falls Paramont Center for the Arts
MN Assistance Council for Veterans Holiday Helping Hands – Trinity Church
Kindred Family Focus Circle of Parents
Rice Women of Today Boy Scouts – Central MN Council
Pease Christian Reform Church