Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,118
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2018
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Blue Earth
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Le Sueur
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Traverse
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Wright
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Blue Earth
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Le Sueur
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Traverse
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,118
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,181,234
Direct expenses
$1,181,234
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

CLIMB develops succession/transition plans for all leadership and board positions to ensure institutional stability. CLIMB recruits a panel of three to five experienced non-CLIMB administrators to review and determine if succession plans are clear, comprehensive, and keep with industry best practices. 2: To develop and grow digital content and social media presence to increase and integrate programming accessibility for families and educators. CLIMB will be successful when an Org shares our FB Live feed and/or we reach: 100 Facebook ratings/reviews, 100 Pinterest followers, 1,000 YouTube views, 150 downloads of our Podcast for Teachers.

Measurable Outcome(s)

CLIMB has expanded their Board of Directors and developed a strategic plan with the guidance of Parenteau Graves to ensure clear, comprehensive plans. CLIMB now has a working strategic plan that is utilized within meetings to ensure the organization reaches our goals. This has helped clarify how CLIMB uses their Mission, Vision, and Values in our day-to-day work. 2: CLIMB has increased their social media presence. CLIMB has had an increase of 50 likes on our Facebook page as well as multiple posts shared to us from locations where we've delivered programming. Our Instagram page has 237 followers, which we had none last year. Additionally, our Google stats are down, this is from a revamp of our website and will increase as we continue to enhance our marketing adwords.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved most of the proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
James Gambone, Kathrine Langston, James Olney, Ronald Schultz, Jonah O?Hara-David, Angela Dwyer
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

CLIMB Theatre's mission is to create and perform plays, classes, and other works that inspire and propel people - especially young people - towards actions benefitting themselves, each other and the community.

Project Manager
First Name
Afton
Last Name
Benson
Organization Name
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Street Address
6415 Carmen Ave E
City
Inver Grove Heights
State
MN
Zip Code
55076
Phone
(651) 453-9275x 40
Email
afton@climb.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund.; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund.; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No