This final ‘dividend’ grant, in the amount of $1,475 will be provided to each of the 52 organizations selected as part of the Legacy Fund’s yearlong program supporting community organizations across Minnesota working to promote the health and wellness of kids and families.

MINNEAPOLIS - As the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) closes the books on a successful Super Bowl, it’s Legacy Fund is providing a final 52 grants to the recipients of its 52 Weeks of Giving.  This final ‘dividend’ grant, in the amount of $1,475 will be provided to each of the 52 organizations selected as part of the Legacy Fund’s yearlong program supporting community organizations across Minnesota working to promote the health and wellness of kids and families.

    52 Weeks of Giving celebrated the 52-week countdown to Super Bowl LII (52).  The Legacy Fund invested more than $5.5 million in communities across Minnesota over the course of the year; today’s giving adds another $76,698 to that total.  These Dividend Grants, over and above the initial award, may be used to supplement their project.

    “52 Weeks of Giving is just one of the many ways we ensured that Super Bowl LII had a positive impact on our entire state,” said Maureen Bausch, CEO of the MNSBHC. “We are happy to surprise these 52 recipients with an additional grant so support their wonderful work. We hope the Super Bowl helped inspire a healthier, more active generation of Minnesota kids. With more than $5.5 million invested in community organizations statewide, kids will enjoy the benefits of the Super Bowl for years to come.”

The 52 grant recipients and their communities are:

The Loppet Foundation, Minneapolis Olmstead County Public Health Services, Mobile Playgrounds, Rochester City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Sepak Tekraw Courts, St. Paul Rice County Public Health Nursing Service, Cannon Rive Mobile Home Park Playground, Faribault Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Year-round Greenhouses, Onamia Moorhead Public Schools, Imagination Playgrounds, Moorhead Nobles County Community Service-Public Health, Buss Field, Worthington Crow Wing County, Crow Wing Energized, Bicycle Fleet, Brainerd Springboard for the Arts, Play Sculpture, Fergus Falls Second Harvest North Central Food Bank Inc., Grand Rapids Twin Cities Native American Lacrosse, Minneapolis Backus Community Center Pennies for Play Program, International Falls Anoka County Community Health & Environmental Services, Accessible Playground, County of Anoka Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. Rivoli Orchards, Saint Paul Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Playground, Grand Portage Windom Area Hospital, Community Walking Path, Windom Alexandria Area YMCA, Mobile Bike Fleet, Alexandria The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth, Brooklyn Park Bemidji Community Food Shelf, Bemidji Willmar Area Community Foundation Area Community Foundation, Destination Playground, Willmar City of Duluth, Playgrounds, Duluth Polk County, Playgrounds, Crookston Dream of Wild Health, Hugo White Earth Reservation Tribal Council, Skate Parks, White Earth Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota, Saint Cloud Blue Earth County, Bike Fleets, Mankato Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Cass Lake Project Success, Minneapolis Frogtown Gardens, Frogtown Farm, Saint Paul Youth Determined to Succeed, Inc. Brooklyn Park Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services, Red Lake City of Virginia, Playground, Virginia Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, Inc. Detroit Lakes Goodhue County Health & Human Services and Independent School District #256, Red Wing Best of Waseca, Inc., Tink Larson Field, Waseca Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Wellness Services, Minneapolis Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Cloquet Southwest Health and Human Services, High School Sports Fields, Marshall City of Roseau, South Riverview Park Project, Roseau  Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council, Basketball Courts, Bois Forte Upper Sioux Community, Zani Woyute Project, Upper Sioux Prairie Island Community, Prairie Island Appetite for Change, Minneapolis Bolder Options, Minneapolis Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio, Inc. (CLUES), Saint Paul Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis Lower Sioux Indian Community, Recreation Center, Lower Sioux Second Harvest Heartland, Greater Twin Cities Sanneh Foundation, Saint Paul Peoples’ Center for Health, Minneapolis Pillsbury United Communities, Minneapolis Minneapolis Public Schools, Anwatin Middle School field, Minneapolis