TRCF awards $33,000 in grants

The Three Rivers Community Foundation announced grant awards this week in the amount of $33,023 to 10 nonprofits and ISD 728 schools and programs. Since 1996, the foundation has awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to charitable organizations and schools in the areas surrounding Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Zimmerman.

This year’s recipients are:

•Early Childhood Family Education: To be invested in encouraging Family Ties programming and field trips: $3,195

•Ivan Sand Community School: To help fund the Youth Frontiers Student Program: $919

•ISD 728 Health Services: To replace hearing screening equipment: $909

•Student Theatrical Arts Association of Rogers: To help offset costs for the Rogers High School spring musical: $5,000

•Elk River High School: For Arts Infusion and the annual Evening of the Arts: $2,000.

•Central Lutheran Church: To help fund the Summer Food Program: $5,500.

•CURA Center Inc.: To support the New Beginnings Residential Services and programming, outreach activities and education for pregnant teenagers: $5,000

•Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud: To help fund the Three Rivers Senior Health and Wellness Series: $3,500

•Hillside HOPE thru Hooves: To provide scholarships for the Horse Powered HOPE program and facilities: $3,000.

•CAER: To help support the summer food program: $4,000.

The TRCF’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the ISD 728 school district area and strengthen its communities by developing, investing and distributing funds and encouraging leadership. For additional information, visit