Twin Ports Women’s Foundation Update

Date: October 14, 2021 5:00 pm

- 7:00 pm

Location: Bent Paddle Brewing Co., West Michigan Street, Duluth

With fall quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about making donations to the Twin Ports Women’s Foundation in 2021 for our third grant cycle at the beginning of 2022.
A fall membership event will be held on Thursday, October 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Bent Paddle Brewery. Bring a friend or two who may be interested in joining the TPWF. Come to hear about past grant award winners such as Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center, Duluth Area Family YMCA, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, and American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO). The Twin Ports Women’s Foundation has given out over $30,000 in the two first grant cycles. There will be light refreshments and a complimentary beverage from Bent Paddle. Bent Paddle is located at 1832 W. Michigan St. in Duluth.  

To RSVP for the October event, email or text Denise Bussa at 218.349.9529.  

  • Labor Day is the last day to send referrals in for potential new members.  Each current member who passes on a referral for membership has a chance to win a print that was given to the Foundation by AICHO.  Referrals – names and email addresses – should be sent to
  • Also, the first 5 new members to become members this year will receive $100 off of the $500 donation, thanks to a gift from the employer of Lynnea Emerson. Member donations are $500 plus a $50 administrative fee each year.

Donations to the Twin Ports Women’s Foundation can be made at any time.  If members donate now, rather than at the end of the year, their donation will accrue some interest that will add to the amount available to disperse.  Anyone who has donated in the past and would like to donate by credit card can call Deepti at the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation. Deepti can be reached at 651.325.4282.  Mention your name and the Twin Ports Women’s Foundation and she will take your payment. Checks can be mailed to the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation at 1012 5th St E, Suite 2400, St. Paul, MN 55101.  Add a note with your name at the TPWF.  New member forms can be found on our website,

See you soon!
Twin Ports Women’s Foundation Board