red heart in a snow covered evergreenFund Development Update

  • Foundation goal for 2020: $240,000 of which $80,000 is unrestricted
  • $358,202 has been raised as of October 28. $230,443 is unrestricted

Grantmaking update

  • All grants and scholarship applications opened October 1. We will be promoting grant applications and scholarship applications starting in November (due Jan 15 or March 1). We will also rely on District Foundation Directors to help spread awareness of these opportunities to their districts, zones and lodges.

Together We Are the Future Campaign

The Foundation recently announced a campaign to raise $100,000 to support its programs in coordination with Foundation Month. On October 1, the campaign was announced to the general membership. The campaign under the leadership of Jon Tehven and Robin Fossum, who are both on the Foundation Board of Directors, has been very successful.

To date the results are:

$81,538 in matching donation
$16,243 in Direct Appeal giving
$10,302 in envelope insert in the Viking
$108,083 total

Staffing Changes for Foundation

Anne Olson has taken another position with a local non-profit and is no longer with our Sons of Norway Foundation.

Connie O’Brien will be serving as our interim foundation director during this transition. She has experience with working closely with the Foundation Board over the past year and will assist the CEO in the future staffing needs for the foundation. She can be reached at:

[email protected]