Every fall and spring, the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council awards grants to people, projects and programs that make Linden Hills a better place to live and work. The grants are funded through the annual Taste of Linden Hills.
Below are the winners from the latest round of grants. Congratulations to all the winners! To apply in spring, visit lindenhills.org/grants.
MINNEAPOLIS POPS ORCHESTRA
This $1000 grant will support the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra’s Summer Concert Season at Lake Harriet in 2020. The MPO continues to provide this community, as well as people from across the Twin Cities Metro, with free access to the arts through their concerts at the Lake Harriet Bandshell and beyond.
SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL PRIME TIME
This $1000 grant will support the continued development of Prime Time, an after-school program for Southwest High School. The mission of Prime Time is to encourage diverse students to fully engage in the Southwest High School (SWHS) community by participating in the life of the school via after-school activities. Prime Time reduces barriers to participation such as distance from home, nutritional needs, or need for academic or personal support to maintain grades.
THE 3 STRINGS, SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
This $2000 grant supported a trip to Orlando for 17 special needs student musicians from SWHS, support students, support staff, and family members to perform at the National Association for Music Education Keynote address. “The 3 Strings” is the name of their band. Through adapted instruments and adapted music, special needs students are able to play instruments successfully.