March 1 - March 31

Greenway Area Community Fund is accepting grant applications.

If you have a program or project that supports the Greenway area, please apply.

Online applications are accepted through the Grant Portal.

The Greenway Area is a special place of unique beauty, where hard work by hardy people have shaped diverse communities where the quality of life is truly special.   Our goal is to make the Greenway Area even better.


We are the Advisory Committee for the Greenway Area Community Fund, an endowment established to create a bright future for the Greenway Area.  Endowment may seem like a complicated word, but think of it as a permanent “savings account” to meet the unknown challenges of tomorrow.  Endowments are invested, with annual earnings being used to reinvest in our communities year after year.  We might not know at this moment what our future will hold, but the Greenway Area Community Fund will help us meet that future to make it even better! 

With the support of the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation and a special grant from the Blandin Foundation, gifts to the Greenway Area Community Fund up to $200,000 will be matched 1:1!  What an opportunity for our area – and also an opportunity for you, the donor, since the Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and charitable contributions such as this are tax exempt to the fullest extent of the law. 

We would like to add your name on our Honor Roll of community supporters. Recognition levels for donors who cumulatively give a total over the three year match include: 

Supporters, $1-$999; Friends, $1000-$4,999; Founders, $5,000 and over.


Thank you for considering a gift to support the Greenway Area Community Fund.

Our grandchildren - and their grandchildren – will benefit from your generosity and passion for the Greenway Area!

Greenway Area Community Fund

Fund Advisory Committee Members:

Daidre Breen, Marble

Barb GibeauLa Prairie

Cricket Guyer, Coleraine

LaNea Johnson, Bovey

Heidi Leppala, Trout Lake

Carissa McIlwain, Nashwauk Township

Maria Peluso, Pengilly Township

Mindy Tammy, Bovey

Lynda Tarbuck, Calumet

Casey Venema, Lawrence Township

Kimberly Venema, Lawrence Township

Ann Vidovic, Coleraine


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

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