UNDATED -- Four nonprofits in the tri-county area are getting big checks from the Initiative Foundation.

The Foundation has awarded a total of $1 million to 15 nonprofits through the Transforming Funding for Nonprofits program supported by the Otto Bremer Trust. The grants range from $50,000 to $100,000.

Locally, Homeless Helping Homeless Lincoln Center in St. Cloud is receiving $100,000 to help them remodel its low-barrier shelter. They plan to add private, locked areas and convert the current sleeping area into a dining and lounge space.

Higher Works Collaborative in St. Cloud is getting $62,000 to open a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center. A space where clients can attend workshops and training. They also want to hire a coordinator and buy a passenger van.

Big Lake Community Food Shelf is getting $55,000. They'll use the grant to make the current food shelf space more efficient, safe and inviting. A walk-in freezer and cooler will also be added along with increasing storage shelf space.

Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization in St. Cloud is receiving $50,000. They plan to hire a deputy chief executive officer. Its mission is to support and empower central Minnesota refugee and immigrant communities.

98.1 Minnesota's New Country logo
Get our free mobile app

More than 70 nonprofits applied for this one-time funding opportunity.

Take a Look Inside this St. Cloud Mansion For Sale

More From 98.1 Minnesota's New Country