Congratulations, Channel One Regional Food Bank, the winner of the first-ever "All-Star Fans Choose" grant! Nearly 75,000 fans voted to help award a $500,000 grant to one of the seven Upper Midwest non-profit organizations named as finalists for the grant. Additionally, the remaining six finalists will each receive a $50,000 grant to further their missions.
94 non-profit groups from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin applied to be considered for this first-of-its-kind grant. A panel of judges, consisting of representatives from MLB and the Twins determined the final seven non-profit projects based on the following criteria: impact on community, scope, timeline, environmental improvement, sustainable design, and quality of application.