Kymn Anderson, Executive Director of the Faribault Foundation visited with us today on our KDHL AM Minnesota program.  The Foundation awards Community Pride Grants to individuals or organizations who do great work in the community.

Application deadline is April 1, 2021.  Preference will be given to applicants who are addressing the core areas of cultural diversity, youth and families and community betterment.

The mission of the Faribault Foundation according to their website is, "to develop, manage, and administer financial resources to promote and enhance the quality of life in the greater Faribault community."

Anderson says, "In 2020 for example Community Pride Grants were awarded to the Music in the Park series of concerts in Central Park, IRIS (Infants Remembered in Silence), Paradise Center for the Arts and The Cathedral Cafe."

In the past grants were also awarded for cemetery cleanup, Ruth's House, Buckham Memorial Library Pollinator Garden, Cannon River Watershed, Virtues Project, 1855 Faribault Productions, River Bend Nature Center, Tilt-A-Whirl Car Restoration and more.

The Faribault Foundation website has more information about the organization and the ways people can donate.  There is a donate button on the website.

Anderson emphasized, "The Faribault Foundation is not the United Way.  The United Way supports the basic needs of people and that needs to continue to be supported.  What the Faribault Foundation does is kind of that next level.  When basic needs are met and people want to give to the community amenities."

The podcast of the program today is below.

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