Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$71,134
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Loft, Inc. AKA The Loft Literary Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$71,134
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,902,419
Direct expenses
$1,973,553
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Continue to build our online program to reach more Minnesotans beyond those who participate on-site at metro area program locations. Track number and demographics, such as geographic location, of unique participants in online programs and activities; track unique visitors to the Loft’s Website; compare results to prior years. 2: Extend the Loft’s program reach to every congressional district, and a greater number of counties, in the state of Minnesota. Track geographic location of participants in Loft programs and activities during fiscal year 2015; compare with prior year the counties represented among service constituents.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Loft reached 431 Minnesotans (from 117 cities) through online classes and 233,709 unique website visitors (with 417,644 sessions). Tracked number, and demographics such as geographic location, of unique participants in online programs and activities; tracked unique visitors to the Loft’s website. 2: The Loft served over 2,500 writers (representing every congressional district) from 55 Minnesota counties. Tracked geographic location of participants in Loft programs and activities during FY 2015; compared with prior year the counties represented among service constituents.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
John Schenk, Jacquelyn B. Fletcher, Ruth Shields, Nathan Perez, Kent Adams, Elspeth Carlstrom, Jack El-Hai, David Francis, W. Michael Garner, Sharon Hendry, Marlon James, Ed Bok Lee, Susan Lenfestey, Carrie Obry, Nina Orezzoli, Elizabeth Schott, Karen Sternal, Faith Sullivan, Lori Syverson, Kamau Witherspoon, Margaret Wurtele
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Beth
Last Name
Schoeppler
Organization Name
Loft, Inc. AKA The Loft Literary Center
Street Address
1011 Washington Ave S Ste 200
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55415-1278
Phone
(612) 215-2580
Email
bschoeppler@loft.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; 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.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; 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.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No