ST. CLOUD -- The Bernick Family Foundation, based in St. Cloud, announced today it has awarded more than $200,000 to community causes through the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.

Some of the organizations that received grants include: $25,000 to the Pinecone Central Park Association in Sartell for the Sartell Youth Fields, $25,000 to the City of St. Cloud for the Skate Plaza, $7,500 to GREAT Theatre of St. Cloud for their GREAT school performance series, ande $5,000 to District 742 for their spanish emmersion program at Clearview Elementary.
In addition to the competitive grants, the Bernick Family Foundation provided $50,700 in ongoing support to a number of nonprofits, including the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts, CentraCare Health Foundation, St. Cloud Technical and Community College Foundation, United Way of Central Minnesota, Central Minnesota Community Foundation and College of St. Scholastica.