The Northland Foundation has recently awarded 66 grants totaling over $457,000 to nonprofit and community groups in northeastern Minnesota. Grants awarded in our area include: $7000 to ElderCircle of Grand Rapids, $400 to Invest Early in Grand Rapids, $2000 to the Northern Lights Community School in Warba, $15,000 to Bridges Kinship Mentoring in Grand Rapids, $5000 to the Hill City Kids Plus program, $20,000 to the Itasca County Family YMCA,  $10,000 to OutFront Minnesota Community Services to reduce bullying in Grand Rapids and Duluth, $5000 to Northland Counseling Center in Grand Rapids.