Milan Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Project for Southwest Initiative Foundation

An affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Milan Community Foundation benefits Milan, Minnesota.

Mission Statement
To provide opportunities through fundraising and grantmaking, for realizing a sustainable vision for the benefit of the local area.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $40,662

Fiscal Year 2016 Grantmaking
Awarded grants totaling $
6,600, including:

City of Milan to:

  • purchase a used Cascade System that will give them the ability to fill their own air tanks
  • replace the Milan Bicentennial Bell which was dedicated on July 4, 1976

Greater Milan Initiative to replace the floor tiles in the old Milan school building

ISD #2853 - Lac qui Parle Valley Community Ed for:

  • transportation and scholarships for summer recreation and enrichment programs in Appleton
  • gym rental and a supervisor for Milan youth to play basketball in the Milan school gym on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Milan Arv Hus Society to label and replace the vast array of historic photographs and artifacts from the Milan area

Milan Village Arts School:

  • to support 3 professional musical acts that will perform at Taste of Syttende Mai
  • toward the cost of repairs to the outside of the school building and the yard surrounding the school

Local Contact Information 
Milan Community Foundation
PO Box 91
Milan, MN 56262
Telephone: (320) 793-6632

Board Members 

  • Kent Kanten, Chair
  • Erik Thompson, Vice-Chair
  • Nancy Strand, Secretary
  • Michael Burns
  • Jim Kanten
  • John Tanquist
  • Ann Thompson
  • Karen Zimmerman

Family of Funds
• Karen Jenson Endowment Fund for the Milan Village Arts School
• Lac qui Parle Valley Early Childhood Fund

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