Our Deer River community is a special place with hard-working families who support each other. We value the special beauty of our lakes, rivers, and forests, and many in our area make their living from them.  This is "home" for us.


We now have an opportunity to make our community even better!  With the support of the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, gifts to the Deer River Area Community Fund (up to $200,000) are matched 1:1. to support our future needs.  Your donation will be doubled!  We have three years to reach our total of $400,000.00.


Annual earnings from our invested endowment will be available to fund local nonprofit and charitable needs for the benefit of our community.  The Deer River Area Community Fund Advisory Committee works together to provide grants for programs and activities throughout the communities served by the Deer River School District.


Please consider a gift to support the Deer River Area Community Fund.  Our children and their grandchildren will benefit from your generosity for years to come.


Community supporters will be recognized for their contributions over the three-year match.

The recognition levels are:

Supporters: $1-$999    Friends: $1000-$4,999   Founders: $5,000 +


Please say “YES!” to the future of the people of our area and help us reach our goal by giving today – you can take pride in your power to make a positive change.  Your gift is even more powerful because it takes advantage of the 100% match.


We are happy to answer your questions about the benefits of a community endowment.


Thank you for your gift to our Community!

All gifts to the

Deer River Area Community Fund

are currently matched (1:1)

with a generous grant from the

Blandin Foundation.

Deer River Area Community Fund

Advisory Committee Members:

Rich Anderson

Emily Benham

Gerry Dederick

Marsha Green

Amber Kongsjourd

Leah Oslin

Jim Peterson

Heather Schjenken

Gwenn Smith


350 NW 1st Ave, Suite E  | Grand Rapids, MN 55744  |  218-999-9100

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