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Xcel Energy announces $952,500 in grants in Minnesota

2012-12-03 00:00:00.0

Minnesota Economic sustainability efforts, arts and culture programs will benefit

MINNEAPOLIS –Xcel Energy today announced grants totaling $952,500 to nonprofit programs providing job training and placement, and access to the arts and arts education in Minnesota. This funding will benefit 87 nonprofit organizations serving residents in urban and rural communities.

“Xcel Energy is proud to support local programs that serve our customers,” said Judy Poferl, president and CEO of Northern States Power Co.-Minnesota, an Xcel Energy company. “This funding will assist Minnesota nonprofits in helping residents become self-sufficient and productive and enhance their lives with cultural opportunities.”

Xcel Energy’s economic sustainability grants target programs that help individuals obtain employment, create jobs and work to improve the economic sustainability of underserved populations.

Grants in the arts and culture focus area support efforts to increase accessibility to artistic and cultural activities, and fund nonprofit programs that enhance music education and performing arts in schools.

Xcel Energy, its employees and retirees provide support across an eight state service territory with a total of $15 million in community investment through grants, United Way, matching gifts and volunteerism.

A listing of grant recipients are:

Economic Sustainability Grants
Total: $628,000

• 180 Degrees Inc., Minneapolis, $5,000
• AccessAbility Inc., Minneapolis, $7,500
• Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center, St. Paul, $10,000
• BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, Minneapolis, $5,000
• Catholic Charities of St Paul/Minneapolis, $12,500
• CommonBond Communities, St. Paul, $20,000
• Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio, St. Paul, $15,000
• Cookie Cart, Minneapolis, $5,000
• Cornerstone Advocacy Service, Bloomington, $5,000
• Courage Center, Minneapolis, $5,000
• East Metro Women’s Council, White Bear Lake, $5,000
• Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota, St. Paul, $15,000
• Greater Metropolitan Housing Corp., Minneapolis, $10,000
• Guild Inc., St. Paul, $7,500
• HIRED, Minneapolis, $15,000
• Initiative Foundation, Little Falls, $5,000
• Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, $10,000
• Jeremiah Program, Minneapolis,$15,000
• Lao Family Community of Minnesota Inc., St. Paul, $5,000
• Lifetrack Resources Inc., St. Paul, $10,000
• Local Initiatives Support Corp., St. Paul,$15,000
• Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, St. Paul, $6,000
• Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits Inc., St. Paul, $7,500
• Merrick Community Services, St. Paul, $5,000
• Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Minneapolis, $10,000
• Metropolitan Economic Development Association, –Minneapolis, $40,000
• Minnesota African Women's Association, Minneapolis, $5,000
• Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Inc., St. Paul, $5,000
• Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, Minneapolis, $7,500
• Neighborhood Development Center Inc., St. Paul, $5,000
• Northside Economic Opportunity Network, Minneapolis, $5,000
• Our Saviour's Community Services, Minneapolis, $5,000
• People Serving People Charities Inc., Minneapolis, $10,000
• Pillsbury United Communities, Minneapolis, $5,000
• Project for Pride in Living Inc., Minneapolis, $30,000
Red Wing Youth Outreach Program Inc., Red Wing, $5,000
• RESOURCE Inc., Minneapolis, $5,000
• Ruth's House of Hope Inc., Faribault, $5,000
• Seward Redesign Inc., Minneapolis, $5,000
• SPARC, St. Pau, $10,000
• St. Stephen's Human Services, Minneapolis, $15,000
• Summit Academy OIC, Minneapolis, $17,000
• The Arc Greater Twin Cities, St. Paul, $5,000
• The Bridge for Runaway Youth Inc., Minneapolis, $10,000
• The Salvation Army, Roseville, $125,000
• Tubman, Minneapolis, $10,000
• Twin Cities RISE!, Minneapolis, $5,000
• Urban Homeworks Inc., Minneapolis, $10,000
• Vail Place, Hopkins, $15,000
• Winona O.R.C. Industries Inc., Winona, $7,500
• WomenVenture, St. Paul, $10,000
• Young Women's Christian Association of St. Paul, $10,000
• YouthLink, Minneapolis, $10,000

Arts & Culture Grants
Total:  $324,500

• Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Red Wing, $5,000
• ArtReach, Red Wing, $5,000
• Artspace Projects Inc., Minneapolis, $10,000
• Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, Bloomington, $5,000
• Children's Theatre Company and School, Minneapolis, $25,000
• CLIMB Theatre Inc., Inver Grove Heights, $5,000
• COMPAS Inc., St. Paul, $5,000
• Duck Soup Players Inc., Marine on St. Croix, $5,000
• East Side Arts Council, St. Paul, $5,000
• Friends of Minnesota Sinfonia, Minneapolis, $8,000
• Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, $10,000
• The History Theatre Inc., St. Paul, $5,000
• Merely Players Community Theatre Inc., Mankato, $3,000
• Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, $20,000
• Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul, $20,000
• The Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, $10,000
• Minnesota Orchestral Association, Minneapolis, $25,000
• Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, Minneapolis, $5,000
• Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, $25,000
• Paramount Arts Resource Trust Inc., St. Cloud, $15,000
• Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, $10,000
• Penumbra Theatre Company Inc., St. Paul, $10,000
• Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul, $5,000
• Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, $5,000
• The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Society, St. Paul, $15,500
• Sheldon Performing Art Theatre, Red Wing, $5,000
• Stages Theatre Company Inc., Hopkins, $5,000
• SteppingStone Theatre Co., –St. Paul, $6,000
• Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, Minneapolis, $5,000
• United Arts of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, $10,000
• Urban Arts Academy, Minneapolis, $5,000
• VocalEssence, Minneapolis, $10,000
• Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, $10,000
• Zenon Dance Company and School Inc., Minneapolis, $7,500

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