CommUnity Pride Grants Awarded

The Faribault Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 CommUnity Pride 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.

Key values of the Faribault Foundation:


Community Betterment

The Foundation seeks initiatives that look to the future by helping develop assets for the community by capacity building and by supporting beautification and recreation projects.

Youth & Families

The Foundation seeks to support programs that help youth and families grow, learn, and become better citizens by targeting needs in areas such as: hunger, housing, poverty, education, recreation, art and culture, healthy lifestyles, and civic engagement.

Cultural Diversity

The Foundation seeks initiatives that will foster equal opportunity, open dialogue, mutual respect, and cross-cultural collaboration in our community.

2022 recipients are:


Community Action Center: in support of the Farm to Family Initiative

Photo: Micheal Pursell – director of food access (center) with Todd Markman, Treasurer of the Faribault Foundation Board and Kymn Anderson, Faribault Foundation Executive Director


Ruth’s House: in support of a Multi-Sensory space for children residing at Ruth’s House

Photo: Sue Stout, Ruth’s House Outreach Coordinator (center) with Todd Markman, Treasurer of the Faribault Foundation Board and Kymn Anderson, Faribault Foundation Executive Director


Paradise Center for the Arts: supporting scholarships for underserved youth in our community.

Photo: Julie Fakler, Visual Arts and Education Director at the Paradise Center for the Arts with Kymn Anderson, Faribault Foundation Executive Director


Big Brothers and Big Sisters: to assist their AVID program, a middle school-based mentoring program

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Aquatic Center: to purchase culturally sensitive swimwear for Somali women

Photo: Kevin O’Brien, Aquatic Center Director with with Todd Markman, Treasurer of the Faribault Foundation Board


River Bend Nature Center: to support the Bats Bones and Bonfires event held each fall.

Photo: Katy Anderegg, Operations Manager and Brad Bourne, Executive Director of River Bend Nature Center with Todd Markman, Treasurer of the Faribault Foundation Board.


Waano: to support a special program chronicling the stories of Somali residents in Faribault

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IRIS: Cameron Helgeson was awarded a grant for his Eagle Scout project to improve the monument in Kinder Park.

Photo: Cameran Helgeson, Faribault Life Scout nearing completion of his Eagle Scout project.


Donations may be made to the Faribault Foundation in any amount to support CommUnity Pride 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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