NEWSBRIEF: Stillwater Foundation makes grants for the holidays

Minnesota Municipal Power Agency recently installed a solar array at North High School as part of the Hometown Solar Grant program. submitted photo

The Stillwater Area Foundation has made four recent grants to local programs, ranging from strengthening chemical health programs to water quality to healthy eating. 

Canvas Health, an Oakdale nonprofit that helps children, adolescents, adults and families who struggle with mental health, chemical health, and domestic and sexual abuse, received $2,100 to train staff in enhanced illness management and recovery.

 The Middle St. Croix Watershed Management Organization, which protects and preserves groundwater storage and retention in middle Washington County, received a grant of $4,200 to launch an “adopt-a-rain-garden” program to assist in the maintenance of Stillwater’s 100-plus rain gardens. 

Stillwater Area High School received a grant of $5,000 to purchase equipment for high-achieving high school students to conduct water quality testing on Brown’s Creek as students learn about local water quality issues. 

Our Community Kitchen received a grant of $750 to fund a healthy eating class for parents of children living in poverty, including cookbooks for participants, ingredients, journals and cost of instructors.

 The Stillwater Area Foundation was established in 2010 by Stillwater area leaders to help improve the quality of life for all who live, work and play in the greater Stillwater area. It is an affiliated foundation of the St. Croix Valley Foundation.

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