A project of Minnesota Community Foundation
Making art, education, economic development and historic preservation grants benefiting the residents of the New Ulm Area.
Grant Focus and Examples The earnings from these funds provide grants in the four areas of focus: art, education, economic development, and historic preservation. The following are a few examples of grants in each of these areas:
Arts: • Play productions by the New Ulm Actors Community Theatre • Concerts in the local park as well as a concert by the Marine Force Band • Historical art projects such as mural restoration at New Ulm Turnverein and reprinting of Wanda Gag book
Economic Development: • Development of youth networking and leadership building through Network New Ulm • Contribution to economics for success in 8th grade with Junior Achievement.
Education: • Academic mentoring for children with ProKinship for Kids • Kindness Retreat for 5th graders through School District #88
Historic Preservation • Restoration of the popcorn wagon with the Brown County Historical Society • Enhancement of Hermann Monument grounds and interpretive center through the Hermann Monument Society
Directors The grant recommendations are made by the Grants Committee and approved by the entire Advisory Board twice per year. The Advisory Board is made up of individuals from various areas of interest in the New Ulm community including banks, retirees, retail business, and lawyers.