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2023 CommUnity Grants Awarded

CommUnity Grants Awarded


The Faribault Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 CommUnity Grants.


Selection was made based on impact, need and alignment with the mission and values of the Faribault Foundation: To serve current and future generations in the Faribault Area through robust philanthropic support to enhance the quality of life in Faribault.

2023 recipients are:


Beau Chant: Beau Chant is community choir celebrating 10 years of providing top quality musical performances in Faribault. The choir draws singers from Faribault and surrounding communities. The celebration of the 10th anniversary will include special concerts performed locally and in neighboring communities. Here is Dione Peterson director of Beau Chant.





WAANO: WAANO offers academic support free-of-charge to a large section of immigrant youth and adults with a cadre of volunteers. They have developed programs for youth leadership, academic enrichment, and offer a free English Program which runs three times weekly. Our support will help WAANO stay open for the summer to continue programming.


Johnston Hall Memorial: When Historic Johnston Hall was deconstructed a memorial committee formed to establish a beautiful Memorial garden and feature film about the building.


Congo Safe Zone: Congo Safe Zone is a newly established organization supporting LGBTQIA+ youth, their parents and allies. Our gift supports the early stages of development for this project.




History of the Cathedral of our Merciful Savior: An important book on the history of the cathedral will be reprinted with the support of the Faribault Community Foundation. The books will be available at various locations in the community and for sale at the cathedral.












Donations may be made to the Faribault Foundation in any amount to support CommUnity Grants such as these or to build the Foundations ability to fund projects and programs that are beneficial to our community both now and in the future.







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