Advisory Committee Members:

Linda Baker

Emily Benham

Amber Kongsjord

Jim Peterson

Gwenn Smith

Jan Swanson

Christina Vandventer

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.

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.

If you are a nonprofit or community organization in the Deer River Area, you can apply for a grant from the Deer River Area Community Fund by clicking the Apply Now button below.

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.  You can donate by clicking the Donate Now button below or you can mail or drop a check at the Community Foundation at 350 NW 1st Avenue, Suite E, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, 55744.

We are happy to answer your questions about the benefits of a community endowment. Thank you for your gift to our Community!

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