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Kroger Company Foundation

Kroger Company Foundation
To enhance the quality of life in communities with a concentration of Kroger customers and employees.
Summary of eligible grant requests:
• Local United Way campaigns
• Local educational organizations, primarily K-12 schools
• Local hunger relief organizations
• Local breast cancer and women’s health initiatives
• Local organizations that support and promote the advancement of women and minorities
• Local grassroots community organizations
• Capital campaigns; start up grants; and funding for special projects
The Foundation exists for the betterment of the people and communities where The Kroger Co. has operations.
Therefore, only organizations that serve the geographic areas where our Company operates are eligible. The
Foundation will consider only proposals from nonprofit organizations. Support will be provided only to programs
that address a clearly identified need in the community and do so with clearly defined goals and objectives.
Organizations should reflect a strong base of community support. Proposals may be submitted at any time
through the operating Divisions of the company. The Foundation has no research staff and relies exclusively on
the management of Kroger operating units to make recommendations on the most appropriate and effective use
of Foundation resources in the communities they serve. Proposals must include an IRS tax-exempt determination
letter and should include a statement of the reason for the request.
http://www.thekrogerco.com/corpnews/corpnewsinfo_charitablegiving_foundation.htm

Land O Lakes Foundation

Land O Lakes Foundation
Land O’Lakes Foundation recognizes rural communities are a cornerstone of American life and has established
ongoing giving programs to insure their vitality and growth. Foundation resources are awarded through several
programs that donate cash and encourage employee volunteerism in communities across the United States —
where over 300,000 farmers, ranchers and employees work in agriculture, food and fiber production, dairy
processing and food marketing. Programs include:
The Community Grants Program provides cash grants that help groups put plans and people into action. Funding
priorities: United Way, alleviating hunger, rural youth leadership, civic concerns, and the arts.
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The Cooperative Matching Grants program matches dollar-for-dollar the donations of Land O’Lakes member
cooperatives, doubling the funds available for hometown projects.
The Mid-Atlantic Grants program is a grassroots program developed specifically for Land O’Lakes dairy
communities in the states of Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The program works
to improve quality of life by supporting valuable projects and charitable endeavors initiated by our Mid-Atlantic
dairy-member leaders.
Land O’Lakes Foundation gives funds to programs in communities in 19 states: Arkansas, California, Idaho,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin. You can also locate cooperatives in the
community your organization serves. Check the phone book for listings under feed, seed or agricultural products.
Cooperatives usually have names such as Farmers Cooperative Company or (Town) Cooperative. Generally,
donation requests are handled by the cooperative’s general manager.
For more information about Land O’Lakes Foundation, current guidelines and application form, go to Land O’
Lakes Foundation, or contact Bonnie Neuenfeldt, Executive Director, at (651) 481-2222.

The Biggo Ovni

Big Ovni SwingToday Dynamo Playgrounds is introducing our newest Biggo Swing:  the Biggo Ovni

See it in action here:

As the newest addition to our revolutionary line of multi-user swings, this innovative swing will ensure a new flight of interactive play for users of all abilities.

Users can sit, stand or lie down while riding the large saucer-like seat all over through its full 360 degrees of exciting motion. Unlike a traditional tire swing, this unique motion and seat construction cradles the riders within the dish, providing a safe yet exhilarating experience.

Built with play value in mind, 1 to 4 users at a time can enjoy each seat on this ride that helps develop balance and equilibrium and promotes physical and social activity.

Information, spec sheets and drawings of the BIGGO OVNI are now ready to be downloaded from our Dynamo RepNET.

http://www.dynamoplaygrounds.com/products/display_product_info.php?pid=DX-3250

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Playground Planning: The Definitive Guide to Planning a Commercial Playground for Your Church, School, Daycare, Neighborhood, or Public Park

playground equipment postingWhether it’s a church playground, school playground, daycare, or a neighborhood public park, each outdoor playground requires significant planning to maximize your funds.  Playground planning should recognize that each playground experience is unique to each child, and each commercial playground is unique in its site features, layout, design components, and visual appeal.  Also See 14 Layout Considerations for Your Playground.  The cycle consists of the following:

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