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Owatonna Foundation Awards Grants

During its June Annual meeting, the Owatonna Foundation awarded $183,115 in grant money to four local organizations.

· $8115.00 was awarded to the Owatonna Fire Department for the purchase of a Forcible Entry Door

· $25,000 was awarded to Good Shepherd Preschool for the construction of a new ADA compliant playground

· $50,000 was awarded to Little Theatre of Owatonna for structural and rigging upgrades

· $100,000 was awarded to the Steele County Humane Society for the construction of their new building

With support from local businesses and individuals, the Owatonna Foundation has awarded over $13 million in grants and scholarships. All grants are designated for capital projects in one of the Foundation’s four interest areas: Community, Arts, Recreation, and Education (CARE).

About the Owatonna Foundation

Celebrating the Owatonna Foundation’s 65th year with one goal and that is to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Since 1958, over 300 projects totaling over $13 million dollars have been invested in our community. The Owatonna Foundation has given out over 500 scholarships totaling over $700,000 scholarships to students. Learn more at


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