A fund partner 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): $22,932

Fiscal Year 2013 Grantmaking

Awarded grants totaling $4,150, including:

  • ARV-HUS Museum for a Milan water tower replica
  • ARV-HUS Museum for photograph conservation labeling equipment
  • Chippewa County Family Services for Caregiver Program speakers
  • Greater Milan Initiative for Milan School building improvements
  • Lac qui Parle Valley Community Education for summer recreation equipment and activities
  • Milan Lions Club for IRS nonprofit status reinstatement
  • Milan Village Arts School for A Taste of Syttende Mai 2013
  • Milan Village Arts School for the annual Spoon Gathering
  • Milan Village Arts School for the construction of a wood-fired pizza oven

Local Contact Information

Milan Community Foundation
PO Box 91
Milan, MN 56262
Telephone: (800) 289-6915

Board Members

  • Nancy Strand, Chair
  • Erik Thompson, Vice-Chair
  • John Tanquist, Secretary
  • Karen Zimmerman, Treasurer
  • Arvind Auluck-Wilson
  • Michael Burns
  • Colleen Frey
  • Erika Herman
  • Jim Kanten
  • Kent Kanten
  • Ann Thompson

Family of Funds

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

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