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Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$142,590

CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
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
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
South Central College-North Mankato
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Martin
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Rice
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Kearney International Center
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,975

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Recipient
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Becker
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Hennepin
Le Sueur
McLeod
Nicollet
Redwood
Sibley
Wright
Recipient
Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Watonwan
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Northfield Arts Guild AKA Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,410
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Carver
Goodhue
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Washington
Recipient
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Le Sueur
Hennepin
McLeod
Otter Tail
Redwood
Sibley
Recipient
Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Watonwan
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Kearney International Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Recipient
Waseca Intermediate School
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Steele
Waseca
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Kearney International Center
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,975

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Recipient
Waseca County Historical Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,705

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Anoka
Blue Earth
Crow Wing
Freeborn
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Steele
Waseca
Recipient
Celebration of a City AKA Rochesterfest
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Anoka
Beltrami
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Le Sueur
Mower
Olmsted
Pipestone
Ramsey
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Waseca County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Waseca County Historical Society
Blue Earth
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Mower
Rice
Waseca
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Faribault
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Watonwan
Waseca
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Mankato Area International Festival
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Sibley
Waseca
Steele
Olmsted
Hennepin
Recipient
Boy In Blue Civil War Memorial
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Waseca
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Martin
Watonwan
Sibley
Faribault
Brown
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Sibley
Brown
Watonwan
Steele
Rice
Martin
Waseca
Faribault
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Olmsted
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Recipient
Christkindlmarkt New Ulm AKA Christkindlmarkt
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Christkindlmarkt New Ulm AKA Christkindlmarkt
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
South Central College-North Mankato
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Le Sueur
Hennepin
McLeod
Nicollet
Sibley
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000

In 2007, the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) conducted an environmental scan of early learning opportunities for children in southern Minnesota. It became apparent that the region creates few opportunities for children to engage in self-directed learning experiences in social settings; in particular, opportunities that create access to arts, culture, and heritage. This is still true today.

Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Loretta Verbout
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Individual Artist
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Cass
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Le Sueur
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Winona
Recipient
Twin Cities Film Fest
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
Minnesota Festival Support
Benton
Blue Earth
Dakota
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Ramsey
Sherburne
Stearns
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Minnesota Children's Museum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$495,000

This funding is for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.

The Minnesota Children's Museum will develop a literacy focused exhibit to catalyze community engagement around early childhood learning and education.

Big Stone
Benton
Beltrami
Becker
Anoka
Aitkin
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
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Minnesota Festival Support
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Watonwan
Steele
McLeod
Waseca
Rice
Faribault
Brown
Cottonwood
Jackson
Martin
Freeborn
Sibley
Scott
Dakota
Carver
Olmsted
Hennepin
Winona
Recipient
Frozen River Film Festival
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,479
Frozen River Film Festival
Winona
Houston
Fillmore
Mower
Freeborn
Dodge
Steele
Wabasha
Goodhue
Waseca
Rice
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Washington
Le Sueur
Scott
Olmsted
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,979
Rock Bend Folk Festival
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Watonwan
Steele
McLeod
Waseca
Rice
Faribault
Brown
Cottonwood
Jackson
Martin
Freeborn
Sibley
Scott
Dakota
Carver
Olmsted
Hennepin
Winona
Recipient
International Institute of Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,479
Festival of Nations
Ramsey
Dakota
Winona
St. Louis
Hennepin
Mower
Stearns
Steele
Aitkin
Kandiyohi
Brown
Anoka
Washington
Lac qui Parle
Meeker
McLeod
Carlton
Hubbard
Waseca
Yellow Medicine
Le Sueur
Chippewa
Wright
Chisago
Carlton
Itasca
Freeborn
Cass
Clay
Sherburne
Scott
Blue Earth
Mille Lacs
Lyon
Todd
Olmsted
Fillmore
Sibley
Becker
Pine
Morrison
Renville
Douglas
Goodhue
Wabasha
Carver
Otter Tail
Rice
Martin
Polk
Recipient
Frozen River Film Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,000

Minnesota Festival Support

Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Le Sueur
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Recipient
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200

Opportunity Grant

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
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine