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Recent Grant Awards

The Depot Foundation has awarded its 2021-2022 grants in support of arts, culture and history at the St. Louis County Depot. Congratulations to each organization and we look forward to the impact your projects will have on our community!

The Depot Foundation has funded a total of $398,860 from Undesignated and Designated Funds, Muriel Whiteside Trust Funds, and Prindle Wood Funds to the Depot organizations listed below.

Arrowhead Chorale – $5,175 in support of annual holiday concert

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
– $27,925 in support of a summer concert series in the Great Hall

Duluth Art Institute – $20,312 in support of exhibitions including Like Me, Like You, a Twin Ports APIDA collective bearing witness to the stories of our Asian Island Pacific Islander Desi American neighbors

Duluth Playhouse – $94,300 in support of productions, accessibility enhancements including a wheelchair lift and other improvements to the Family Theatre

St. Louis County Historical Society – $47,265 in support of new display cases and exhibit development

Minnesota Ballet – $71,315 in support of capital improvements for a remodel of the Ruth Maney Room into a new rehearsal studio with a new sprung floor, enhanced accessibility for adaptive dance and movement classes, as well as the buildout of a new administrative office adjacent to the studio

Lake Superior Railroad Museum – $60,000 in support of the Seacrest Exhibit

 

Total Grants Awarded July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

The Depot Foundation has funded a total of $319,998.27 from Undesignated and Designated Funds, Muriel Whiteside Trust Funds, and Prindle Wood Funds from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, to the Depot organizations listed below.

Arrowhead Chorale – $7,000, Operational and Programmatic Support.
Duluth Art Institute – $13,784, Artist Stipends & Gallery Supplies.
St. Louis County Depot – $50,000 Great Hall Lighting & Painting.
Minnesota Ballet – $32,584, New Sprung Dance Floor.
Duluth Playhouse – $62,981.27, Operational and Programmatic Support.
Lake Superior Railroad Museum – $73,294 in Operational Support.
St. Louis County Historical Society – $54,185, Mining History Exhibit Design.
Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra – $26,170, Youth Concerts.

We wish to extend a huge THANK YOU to our generous donors who made these grants possible!

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