Foundations expand youth opportunities

The Donaldson Foundation, ERM Foundation and Carlson Family Foundation have joined a host of Youth Outdoors partners to expand Conservation Corps Minnesota’s successful urban afterschool program. Beside four youth crew bases in Saint Paul, two were added in Minneapolis, bringing the total number of youth enrolled annually to 84 ― more than a 75 percent increase since the program was launched in 2009. Multiple locations give youth easier access to the service-learning program and the opportunity to impact their own neighborhoods.

“Youth Outdoors helps teenagers gain important job skills and environmental science knowledge as they lead volunteers and revitalize their neighborhoods,” says Tom Miller, Donaldson Company global quality director and Donaldson Foundation board member. “We’re very pleased to support this very important program.”

More than a third of Youth Outdoors’ revenue comes from charitable contributions. Join us in thanking these generous grantmakers for giving our youth life-changing experiences:

The Saint Paul Foundation
F. R. Bigelow Foundation
The Donaldson Foundation
McNeely Foundation
Best Buy Children’s Foundation
ERM Foundation - North America
Xcel Energy Foundation
The David B. Gold Foundation
SmartWool Advocacy Fund 
Carlson Family Foundation
Saint Paul Garden Club
SmartWool Advocacy Fund
The Lillian Wright and C. Emil Berglund Foundation
More than a third of Youth Outdoors’ revenue comes from charitable contributions. Join us in thanking these generous grantmakers for giving our youth life-changing experiences:
The Saint Paul Foundation
F. R. Bigelow Foundation
The Donaldson Foundation
McNeely Foundation
Best Buy Children’s Foundation
ERM Foundation - North America
Xcel Energy Foundation
The David B. Gold Foundation
SmartWool Advocacy Fund 
Carlson Family Foundation
Saint Paul Garden Club
SmartWool Advocacy Fund
The Lillian Wright and C. Emil Berglund Foundation