Come Together Sustain the Range Matching Campaign

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability
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We have an opportunity to earn a SECOND $5,000 match (total $10,000) and you can help!


raised by 28 people

$10,000 goal

5 months left


Since the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability launched our first Sustaining Partnership Campaign, we have invited people like you to partner with us to build a Range that thrives for everyone.

That means a sustainable, healthy community, a healthy economy and a healthy environment. For EVERYONE!

Since then, folks have been signing up as a 'Sustaining Partner', giving a recurring monthly donation of $5 to $50 to sustain and grow our mission.

When Rangers come together for the future Iron Range that we want, we thrive. That is what IRPS is about - Partnerships!

Now we have an exciting opportunity to take another big step with you.  To help us reach our goals for 2024 and beyond, we have been offered an additional $5,000 to continue a matching gift challenge.

When we reach $10,000 annual equivalent in new and/or increased recurring monthly donations, we will unlock access to this second $5,000 to support our sustainability goals! 

GIVEMN keeps track of our progress on this campaign by tracking both online and offline donations toward our goal of $10,000 to earn the match.

To current Sustaining Partners: Thank you for being one of our generous Sustaining Partners! We count on continuing partnership with your recurring donation. Remember, if you can increase your donation, you will help us unlock the $10,000 gift. Just initiate the amount of your increase through this campaign to get us there!

To new Sustaining Partners: We look forward to your support! All contributions of any amount are welcome and tax deductible.  You may donate offline by sending a check to IRPS, PO Box 1165, Virginia, MN 55702.  We thank you!

If you are interested in making a larger gift of appreciated stock, contact Melissa Roach at

Partnership is not just a word in our organization’s name. It is the way we operate.  With the climate crisis having increasingly severe impacts on people and places here and everywhere, partnering locally for a sustaining future is more important than ever.

Please help us unlock the $10,000 that is waiting for us! Become a Sustaining Partner or increase your Sustaining Partner monthly contribution.

Let’s come together and sustain the Range!

Now and in recent years, IRPS has partnered with the community:

• Host the Iron Range Pasty Festival since 2019 and the Iron Range

  Earth Fest since 2009 with multiple community sponsors

• Launch the Rutabaga Project with AEOA in 2016

• Complete the Local Food as an Economic Driver study with funding Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation in 2018.

• Initiated and continue to implement Virginia Market Square, Growing Together Virginia Community Gardens and Virginia Food Forest in partnership with the City of Virginia and AEOA since 2016

* Published a study in conjunction with RECA (Recycling Electronics for Climate Action) and Macalester College in March 2023: The Economic Potential of E-Waste Recycling in Minnesota. We are working in partnership with local groups to bring e-waste recycling jobs to the Range

• Assist other non-profits as a fiscal sponsor, including Hibbing Farmers Market and Iron Range Original Music Association (IROMA), Stages of the Range Players theater group

• Support dozens of community-minded local projects with $500 Community Sustainability Initiative grants: Rock Ridge Youth Climate Summit

• Organize a 2021 Range wide Summer Solar Tour, Here Comes the Sun

• Facilitate Arrowhead Solar Co-op in partnership with Solar United Neighbors

• Work with the Northland Food Network to continue to build a thriving local food system

There is so much more for us to do!

Let's come together for Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability!

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