Deer River Area Community Fund

Greater Itasca Area Community Fund

Greenway Area Community Fund

Hill City Area Community Fund

Nashwauk Area Community Fund

These endowments last forever

and provide grants to local organizations

that offer programs and services to enhance the

quality of life for you and your neighbors.

Thanks to a grant from the Blandin Foundation,

your donations are doubled when you give to a Community Fund.



The Community Foundation is holding an open search

for potential Board members.


Yes, we want you

to serve as a Board Member!

News and Events Blog Post

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October 24, 2019

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation provides the community with the most professional services possible. Staff stay up-to-date with the best industry standards by being active members of professional associations and using state-of-the-art technology.

In early October, Sarah Copeland, Director of Grants and Programs, and Brianna Spry, Program Administrator, attended the National Scholarship...

October 14, 2019

If you submitted a grant application for the Community Foundation’s Annual Grant Cycle, hang in there. We are still working on final evaluations, finding the best fit with your need and the criteria of our funds. We hope to have results ready for you at the end of the month.

The Community Foundation wants YOU!

We all remember the iconic poster of Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer and the words “We wa...

October 7, 2019

Last week we talked about planning and preparation. If you’re anything like me, you didn’t get all your preparation work for spring completed last week. Let’s just hope it doesn’t become too cold before Halloween arrives.

All work and no play is not constructive to a balanced life.

Saturday, October 5th was a studio tour of local artists. If you’re reading this paper, and it is Saturday, October 5th...

September 30, 2019

If it weren’t for the sun setting at 7pm, I might be able to internally rationalize that winter is still months away. The calendar, however, does not choose to accompany me on this fantasy ride. So, prepare I must, for winter is coming.

As I consider what needs to be done to prepare for winter, I realize that now is actually the time to prepare for spring! Spring? Yes, spring. If I want tulips to g...

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