Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Minnesota Zoological Garden
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$274,230
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$205,696

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program and bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,000

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
City of Sandstone
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

ACHF Grant for Organizations

Pine
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,992
The Minnesota Historical Society was host to an American Indian Roundtable in spring 2014 for all tribes that have connections to Minnesota. This multi-day event covered topics such as language preservation, grant writing and a digitizing workshop to support the preservation of American Indian history and culture.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
The MNHS permanent collection includes more than 6,500 objects related to American Indian culture and history. MNHS provides responsible stewardship of these items, in accordance with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and industry standards for collections management. Meaningful partnerships with tribal communities are the key to successful stewardship. In FY16, MNHS continued collections outreach programming by partnering with Dakota tribes and Ojibwe bands throughout the state and beyond.
Statewide
Recipient
Isanti County Parks Department
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Isanti
Chisago
Anoka
Recipient
City of Lindstrom
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Chisago
Recipient
Pine County Agricultural Society AKA Pine County Fair
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Pine
Carlton
Chisago
Kanabec
Isanti
Recipient
Kelli R. Tubbs AKA Kelli Rae Tubbs
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Chisago
Washington
Anoka
Recipient
Kelli R. Tubbs AKA Kelli Rae Tubbs
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Chisago
Washington
Anoka
Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$303,174
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$395,626

Minnesota has long been committed to preserving its natural heritage.


In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the University of Minnesota and other conservation organizations, the Minnesota Zoo plays a significant role in these preservation efforts by addressing pressing wildlife conservation issues important to our State.

Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,144,354
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$677,621

Educating Minnesotans about conservation issues and how they can engage in conservation activities is critical to the stewardship of our state’s natural resources. Legacy funds have been used to create new programs and expand existing activities to bring zoo guests and citizens statewide in close contact with animals and demonstrate the ways people can participate in conservation in their own backyard. Program highlights include:

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$259,359
Increasing the public's online access to the permanent collections remains a top priority for MNHS. Since the beginning of FY17, more than 800 artifacts have been digitally photographed and cataloged, including American Indian material culture, fine art, recent acquisitions and artifacts related to current events and MNHS initiatives. The digitization of edged armaments and artifacts associated with brewing and breweries in Minnesota has now been completed.
Statewide
Recipient
Chisago Lakes Community Education
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

ECRAC Small/Art Project Grant

Chisago
Recipient
Shirley A. Chouinard AKA Shirl Chouinard
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

ECRAC ACHF Grant for Individuals

Isanti
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
Pine City Arts Council
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,200

ECRAC Small/Art Project Grant

Pine
Recipient
Keith R. Raivo
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

ECRAC ACHF Grant for Individuals

Kanabec
Recipient
Kelli R. Tubbs AKA Kelli Rae Tubbs
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

ECRAC ACHF Grant for Individuals

Chisago
Recipient
Kelli R. Tubbs AKA Kelli Rae Tubbs
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,401

ECRAC ACHF Grant for Individuals

Chisago
Recipient
Zofia K. Warpeha AKA Zosha Warpeha
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

ECRAC ACHF Grant for Individuals

Mille Lacs
Recipient
Braham Pie Day
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,548
Braham Pie Day Sings a New Song and Focuses on Arts Participation
Chisago
Isanti
Pine
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Susan A. Foss
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,493

Ojibwe Totem Statues Project

Pine
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,986
Music at Franconia Concert Series and Guided Tours
Chisago
Kanabec
Isanti
Pine
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Isanti County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,480
Nordic Music and Dance Concert and Workshop
Isanti
Recipient
City of Mora
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,889
Mora's Music in the Park
Kanabec
Pine
Mille Lacs
Isanti
Chisago
Recipient
Onamia Area Friends of the Library
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,819
Onamia is All About Art
Mille Lacs
Recipient
East Central Minnesota Chorale
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,045

ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant

Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,972
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Pine
Isanti
Kanabec
Chisago
Mille Lacs
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Dee Ann L. Sibley
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Isanti
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,994
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Chisago
Isanti
Anoka
Washington
Ramsey
Hennepin
Dakota
Wright
Sherburne
Benton
Mille Lacs
Kanabec
Pine
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,237
In the fourth year of this project, MNHS staff completed inventory and rehousing of most artifacts excavated from Historic Fort Snelling between 1957 and 1981. The Collections Management System now has 118,500 records for Fort Snelling artifacts. Three hundred items were photographed and are now accessible to the public online. In 2016, an exhibit featuring patent medicine bottles found at Fort Snelling was developed and installed in the Fort Snelling Visitor Center.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,688
The purpose of the Jeffers Petroglyphs Data Access project is to store and provide access to 3D digital scans of the Jeffers Petroglyphs. A website devoted to the Jeffers Petroglyphs is being created to showcase the valuable three-dimensional images of ancient rock carvings recently catalogued by the Minnesota Historical Society Collections staff. This project carries out the critical second piece of the 2008 Jeffers Petroglyphs Conservation Project that was initially funded to remove lichen from the petroglyphs.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,977
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$87,050
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$96,000

Farming is at the heart of Minnesota’s history and development, yet today more than half of all Minnesotans live in urban or suburban settings with little or no exposure to Minnesota’s agricultural history or culture. The Wells Fargo Family Farm provides an opportunity for the Zoo’s 1.3 million guests to experience a working farm, directly interact with farm staff and animals, and learn to appreciate agricultural food production.

 Legacy Farm Program

Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$243,693
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$384,400

Minnesota has long been committed to preserving its natural heritage. In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the University of Minnesota, and other conservation organizations, the Minnesota Zoo plays a significant role in these preservation efforts by addressing pressing wildlife conservation issues important to our State. Legacy funds allow the Minnesota Zoo to expand its field conservation and educational programs with a focus on animals and habitats closely aligned with Minnesota’s cultural identity.

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$246,789
The Minnesota Historical Society manages 26 historic sites and museums across Minnesota. Recognizing an opportunity to work more collaboratively with organizations where historic sites are located, MNHS is working with local historical organizations around the state to assess and improve their service to the public. MNHS staff are working with several organizations such as Wilderness Inquiry, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$168,646
In FYs 14 and 15, MNHS staff reviewed thousands of Native American items and records resulting in the identification of nearly 500 objects as culturally sensitive. This material will require a higher standard of research, care and preservation. In addition, MNHS staff visited elders and professional staff at two tribal communities in the state explicitly to discuss culturally sensitive material. In FY 15, MNHS received a formal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act claim to repatriate approximately 36 items.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$255,748
The Minnesota Historical Society continues to strive for environmental, economic and social sustainability with its third year of the sustainability program. Continued focus is being placed on educating staff and visitors about sustainability through the project's "More for the Mission" campaign. Sustainability campaigns include a staff alternative commuting event and an upcoming staff stair campaign. The goal of these projects is to engage staff in the significance of sustainability in their daily lives.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,779
MNHS continues to strive for environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the fifth year of its sustainability program. Staff and visitors are engaged with sustainability through the project's "More for the Mission" campaign. Recent energy-efficiency projects within our facilities have allowed us to achieve the five-year goal of 15 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$168,009
MNHS continues to strive for environmental, economic and social sustainability in its sustainability program. To pinpoint opportunities for ongoing progress, the sustainability program will harmonize a broader range of institutional needs and objectives. The program will establish integrated, continuous, electronic reporting that unites environmental, social and economic risk analysis. This reporting will be used to further reduce our environmental impact and improve the sustainability of our operations as a whole.
Statewide