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Bernick Family Foundation opens grant round

Applications are now being accepted through Aug. 31, 2022.

Jackie Peters
Jackie Peters
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ST. CLOUD — Organizations that support youth in building their career skills or support activities that address active lifestyles and well-being are encouraged to apply for a Bernick Family Foundation grant.

Applications are now being accepted through Aug. 31, 2022. The Bernick Family Foundation supports two key focus areas through their grant round; youth and education which includes activities to help prepare students for future success in education and the workplace, as well as encouraging activities that promote active lifestyles and well-being.

The Bernick Family Foundation will accept applications for grants ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 in its focus areas. Applicants must be 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, schools or government entities serving communities where Bernick’s operates. This includes Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, Duluth, Waite Park, and Willmar, Minnesota and Dresser, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas.

Complete grant guidelines and electronic applications are available online by visiting communitygiving.org/grants.

The Bernick Family Foundation established their first fund with the Central Minnesota Community Foundation in 1989. The Bernick's company and the Bernick family uses their funds to support organizations that reflect the family’s core values, while providing leadership in responding to emerging community needs.

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Founded in 1916, Bernick’s is a fourth-generation family-owned business, providing beverage, vending and food service solutions. The Waite Park-based company has a long tradition of investing in its local communities to improve quality of life. In addition to their support through the Foundation, Bernick’s continues as a longtime philanthropic leader through direct financial and in-kind donations to over 100 causes each year.

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation attracts and administers charitable funds for the benefit of the local community. Since 1985, CMCF has grown to more than $147.6 million in assets and awarded more than $134.5 million in grants to non-profits.

The CMCF is governed by a local board of directors and is a partner of CommunityGiving, which is a collaborative of community foundations united under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of our donors.

Collectively, CommunityGiving administers more than 900 funds totaling nearly $201 million.

Learn more at CommunityGiving.org/CentralMN .

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