Institutional Donors

Northern Clay Center thanks its cadre of very special institutional and individual donors, who are crucial to our ability to fulfill our mission. Our ability to accomplish the items outlined above and serve a vast group of constituents was made possible because of the support from these entities who love and delight in the material itself. The continued support allowed us to be nimble and responsive to the various trends in ceramics, the changes in audience development and participation, and the needs of our constituents. Their confidence in the management and quality of our programs has been crucial to our ability to remain relevant to our audience, to the clay artists, and to the greater clay and craft world.

Northern Clay Center is always interested in speaking with other grant makers, including family foundations, who may be interested in supporting Northern Clay Center’s general operations or other specific areas of our programming.  Please contact NCC’s director, Sarah Millfelt, at 612.339.8007 x302 or for more information.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Artistry at Bloomington
Birchwood Cafe
BNSF Railway Foundation
The Boss Foundation
Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts
Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
Continental Clay Company
Constance Mayeron Cowles and Charles Fuller Cowles       Foundation 
Gardens of Salonica
General Mills Foundation
Great Ciao
Walter McCarthy and Clara Ueland through the Greystone Foundation
John L. and Catherine J. Hill Charitable Gift Fund
Jerome Foundation
KG Foundation 
Lacoste/Keane Gallery
Longfellow Grill
The McKnight Foundation
John A. & Karen J. Meslow Charitable Fund 
Sheldon and Lili Chester through the Minneapolis
 Jewish Federation
Steve Miles and Joline Gitis Charitable Fund 
Minnesota Potters of the Upper St Croix

Minnesota State Arts Board
Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists
National Endowment for the Arts
New French Bakery
Peace Coffee
Pictura Graphics
Printing Enterprises, Inc.
Prospect Creek Foundation
RBC Foundation — USA
R.E. Swager Family Foundation
Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation
Riverland Bank
Robert Steinman Family Charitable Foundation
Schaller Gallery
Smith Sharpe Firebrick Supply
Sociable Cider Werks
Soup It Up for Kids, Inc.
Subaru Minneapolis Zone
Target Foundation
Tradition Capital Bank
Trax Gallery
U.S. Bank Foundation
Veto Design
Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Windgate Foundation
Zipps Liquor

This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from Wells Fargo.

Northern Clay Center is a recipient of a Google Grants award. The Google Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts. Google Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.