Printer Friendly

GENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION AWARDS $4 MILLION IN 4TH QUARTER:

 GENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION AWARDS $4 MILLION IN 4TH QUARTER:


$592,000 To Assist Native Americans, $1.8 Million to Improve Education,
 $370,000 for Women & Children Services
 MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Mills Foundation trustees awarded $3,972,670 in grants in the fourth quarter to 106 non-profit organizations.
 The foundation established a new grants focus -- "Strengthening the Proud Heritage of Native Americans -- and awarded $592,000 to non-profit organizations focusing on the needs of the Native American community. "At the foundation we aim to strengthen the quality of life for the total community. And we especially seek to assist those who are most disadvantaged," said Dr. Reatha Clark King, president and executive director of the General Mills Foundation. "Working together with the Native American community we can make a difference in community problem solving to benefit all of us."
 Continuing a strong emphasis on education, the foundation granted $1,829,950 for programs emphasising student achievement in K-12 and at higher education levels. New programs were initiated in Orlando, Fla. and Albuquerque, N.M. as well as Minnesota.
 Sixty-three health and social action activities organizations received $1,026,200. Arts and culture grants totalling $924,520 were awarded to 29 organizations.
 Native American Community Grants
 Grants for services to the Native American Community include:
 -- $155,000 to Dartmouth College (Hanover, N.H.) to establish the Full Circle Program for the retention of Native American students at Dartmouth;
 -- $50,000 to Salish Kootenai College (Pablo, Mont.) to develop a model curriculum for infants and toddlers that is culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate;
 -- $50,000 to Juel Fairbanks Chemical Dependency Services (St. Paul, Minn.) for capital needs;
 -- $50,000 to the Elaine M. Stately Peacemaker Center AIM Patrol (Minneapolis) for operating support;
 -- $50,000 to the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Division of Indian Work (Minneapolis) to develop a collaboration among Hans Christian Andersen Open School, the Division of Indian Work, General Mills volunteers and the Minneapolis Youth Trust;
 -- $45,000 to Center School (Minneapolis) to develop community apprenticeships for secondary and post-secondary Native American young people;
 -- $40,000 to Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (Minneapolis) to develop a mentor and role model program for the children of women living in a shelter program;
 -- $25,000 to the American Indian College Fund (New York) to provide financial support for 26 tribal colleges;
 -- $18,000 to the Minnesota Department of Education (St. Paul) for Native American social work aide training for 90 Native American public school aides as a way to discourage drop outs;
 -- $16,000 to Minnesota Indian Primary Residential Treatment Center (Sawyer, Minn.) for kitchen equipment in chemical dependency treatment center;
 -- $16,000 to Rocky Mountain College (Billings, Mont.) to link its programs to Fort Peck Community College and to Little Big Horn College to increase the number of Native American post-secondary students and teachers;
 -- $15,000 to St. Paul American Indians in Unity (St. Paul) for leadership development in the urban Native American community;
 -- $15,000 to Center School, Inc. (Minneapolis) to develop community apprenticeships for secondary and post-secondary Native American young people;
 -- $13,000 to All Indian Pueblo Council (Albuquerque) for upgrading library and curriculum resources for 10 Head Start programs and for training teachers and aides serving 200 Native American children;
 -- $10,000 to Little Earth Resident Association (Minneapolis) to support cultural and recreational activities for young children in the Little Earth of United Tribes Housing Project.
 Education Emphasis
 Student achievement is the goal of several funded initiatives. Orlando Public Schools Wymore Career Education Center (Eatonville, Fla.) was awarded $300,000 over three years to establish and develop the Education Success Incentive Program. Albuquerque Public Schools will receive $250,000 over two years to establish a school demonstration program involving five elementary schools and one middle school. A grant to Junior Achievement of Central Florida (Orlando) of $121,800 over three years will be used to establish a new program for at-risk students, Business Basics K-6.
 Several recipient organizations will focus on developing the teaching profession:
 -- $150,000 over two years to Gustavus Adolphus (St. Peter, Minn.) for a model program to improve science education;
 -- $150,000 over three years to Teach For America (New York) for operating expenses.
 Other education grants include:
 -- $117,000 over three years to Metropolitan State University (St. Paul) to expand its program and services to students whose background has not prepared them with communications skills needed to succeed in college;
 -- $100,000 to The Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute Foundation, Inc. to improve and enlarge its culinary Arts facilities;
 -- $52,500 to Minnesota Independent School Fund (St. Paul) for its 1992-1992 annual campaign and its diversity project;
 -- $50,000 to St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.) to support its Professional Exploration Program for students of color.
 Health and Social Action Grants
 Several grants address the special needs of women and young children. They include:
 -- $75,000 to Plymouth Christian Youth Center (Minneapolis) for facility renovation;
 -- $50,000 to Cathedral Church of St. Mark (Minneapolis) for its capital campaign to renovate space for a community-based child care program, Students With Children, Inc.;
 -- $50,000 to Perspectives, Inc. (Minnetonka, Minn.) for capital expenditures in purchasing and renovating two apartment buildings for its Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Women and Their Children;
 -- $50,000 to Ascension Place (Minneapolis) for its capital campaign to purchase and renovate the building it occupies;
 -- $45,000 to St. Joseph's Home for Children (Minneapolis) for its Effective Parenting and Family Stability Program;
 -- $40,000 to Eden Programs, Inc. (Minneapolis) for its capital campaign to provide chemical-free housing for chemically dependent homeless pregnant women and women with children;
 -- $30,000 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (Minneapolis) to purchase materials to construct a single-family home for a low-income family;
 -- $29,500 to Survival Skills Institute, Inc. (Minneapolis) for facility renovation.
 Other health and social action grants include:
 -- $35,000 to Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Minneapolis) for operating support and computer equipment updating;
 -- $25,000 to The Urban Coalition (Minneapolis) for operating support;
 -- $26,000 to Greater Minneapolis Metropolitan Housing Corporation (Minneapolis) for operating support.
 Arts and Culture Grants
 The foundation made its first major arts and culture grants in Albuquerque and Chicago, along with several grants supporting children:
 -- $500,000 over two years to the Children's Museum (St. Paul) for its capital campaign;
 -- $100,000 to the Albuquerque Children's Museum for its capital campaign;
 -- $100,000 to the Field Museum of Chicago for its African-American Culture Exhibit;
 -- $50,000 to Theatre de la Jeune Lune (Minneapolis) for its capital campaign;
 -- $50,000 to Child's Play Theatre Company (Minneapolis) for its capital campaign.
 Other Grants
 Fourteen other organizations received $202,000 including:
 -- $50,000 to Citizens Democracy Corps (Washington, D.C.) to support various programs providing voluntary humanitarian assistance to Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States;
 -- $45,000 over three years to Independent Sector (Washington, D.C.) to support research and education on volunteerism.
 The General Mills Foundation provides philanthropic support to help solve community problems and to improve opportunities for individuals. Grants made by the foundation since it was established in 1954 total more than $114 million.
 -0- 6/19/92
 /CONTACT: E. Barry Wegener of the General Mills Foundation, 612-540-7784/ CO: General Mills Foundation ST: Minnesota IN: SU:


AL -- MN005 -- 1947 06/19/92 13:04 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jun 19, 1992
Words:1221
Previous Article:WALTER KRAFT NAMED NEWS DIRECTOR OF WXYZ-TV/CHANNEL 7
Next Article:MESA AIRLINES OFFERS 1.3 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK
Topics:


Related Articles
GENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION AWARDS $3.2 MILLION; AUGSBURG COLLEGE RECEIVES $325,000
GENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION AWARDS $2.3 MILLION; $187,750 TO SUCCESS BY SIX PROGRAM IN NORTH MINNEAPOLIS
LOUISIANA-PACIFIC REPORTS STRONG SECOND-QUARTER RESULTS
GENERAL MILLS EPS UP 15 PERCENT IN FISCAL 1992, EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS
GENERAL MILLS EPS UP 15 PERCENT IN FISCAL 1992, EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS
GENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION AWARDS $4.5 MILLION IN FIRST QUARTER
GENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION AWARDS $6.6 MILLION THIS QUARTER
GENERAL MILLS REPORTS 1994 THIRD-QUARTER RESULTS
General Mills Earns 80 Cents Per Share Before Unusual Items in First Quarter of Fiscal 1997
General Mills in the Hall of Fame for its Commitment to the Arts.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters