Support

We are grateful to many, many organizations that generously support the work of the Heart of the Continent Partnership, including in-kind, funds for projects and general operating, and voluntary dues of partners. DOWNLOAD FORM

In-Kind Support

The majority of the support for the efforts of Heart of the Continent Partnership comes in the form of in-kind contributions from the participating organizations.

  • Steering Committee: The nine organizations with representatives on the steering committee have contributed staff time and travel expenses so that these individuals can serve on the steering committee to plan and lead the efforts and activities of  HOCP.
  • Design Team: Likewise, the twenty-plus organizations with representatives on the design team (planning the Sustainable Gateway Communities Initiative), are contributing their time and travel expenses.
  • Participating Organizations: Finally, the organizations that attend quarterly meetings, many of whom also serve on ad-hoc committees, contribute their time and travel expenses.

Funding for the Geotourism Initiative

  • City of Duluth
  • Thunder Bay
  • RTO 13C Northwest Ontario
  • Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership
  • Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
  • St. Louis County
  • Ft. William Historical Park
  • Atikokan
  • International Falls
  • Koochiching County
  • Koochiching County EDA
  • Grand Marais
  • Neebing
  • Lake County
  • City of Oliver-Paipoonge
  • City of Eveleth
  • Ontario Parks
  • Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park
  • Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
  • Quetico Provincial Park
  • Mountain Iron
  • Cook County
  • Northland Foundation
  • Blandin Foundation

General Operating Funds (including Dues contributors)

  • Atikokan Economic Development Corporation
  • Atikokan, Township of
  • Arrowhead Lodge and Resort
  • Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
  • Canoe Canada Outfitters
  • Cook County Visitors Bureau
  • Cook County Board of Commissioners
  • Crane Lake Township
  • Duluth Sister Cities International Inc.
  • Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation
  • Fort Frances – City of
  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
  • Friends of Quetico Park
  • Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council
  • Gunflint Trail Historical Society
  • International Falls CVB
  • Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
  • Koochiching County
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • Neebing, Municipality of
  • Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
  • Oliver Paipoonge
  • Ontario Parks: Quetico, Kakabeka Falls and Sleeping Giant
  • Path of the Paddle
  • Polymet Mining
  • Quetico Foundation
  • Rainy Lake Conservancy
  • Rainy River First Nations
  • Ranier, City of
  • Raven Productions, Inc.
  • Sawbill Outfitters
  • St. Louis County
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • The Conservation Fund
  • Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Forest Service
  • Voyageurs National Park
  • Voyageurs National Park Association
  • Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
  • WoodsPort Cottages
  • Cheryl Erickson
  • Doug Franchot
  • Liz Taylor
  • Karen Warren-Severson
  • Frank Jewell and Kathleen Busche

 

Please consider supporting HOCP–Voluntary Dues: Participating organizations are invited to contribute annually to help with general operating costs. These voluntary dues are used to help staffing a part-time coordinator and meeting expenses. DOWNLOAD FORM