Community Stories

It’s the stories that show the impact. Every day, the work of the Duluth Superior Area Community foundation, our partners and our donors shows up in our region. Read the stories and see how our work makes a difference.

A new vision at Udac


Recognizing and developing the abilities of the individuals they serve is the focus of UDAC’s work. A planning grant helped leadership reassess and reimagine their programs coming out of the pandemic shutdown. Together we are building skills and independence for clients while expanding the definitionof ability and inclusion across the community.

Ryan family legacy


Loss becomes comfort and community support. When Dr. Edward and Jane Ryan both passed away, their family felt the pain of loss. Two kind and loving parents, mentors, and guides were out of reach. The Ryan family honored the values instilled by their parents and continued a commitment to support the Duluth community.

Noah Farr


At age 36, Noah Farr returned to school. His work ethic, paired with an Opportunity to Rise Scholarship from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, led to a debt-free education. Beginning in the civil engineering program at Lake Superior College, Farr reached for an advanced degree in land surveying at St. Cloud State University. He gained confidence and knowledge about the value of scholarships.

Friends of Finland


The Friends of Finland build up their rural, North Shore community through planning and leadership. Grant funding from the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation supports their efforts.