Advisory Committee Members:

Gwynne Bobich

Kelly Hain

B.J. Hansen

Bob Holycross

Mary Ives

Mary Kosak

Kristian Myers

Bud Schneider

Our 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. In the past, the Community Fund has distributed grants that:

  • Significantly benefit the community for the resources invested
  • Are creative, innovative and address community need
  • Eliminate duplication of services and encourage cooperation
  • Increase volunteer involvement and commitment to community needs
  • Leverage other resources

The interest earned from the investment of the Greater Itasca Area Community Fund will be available for future needs in Bigfork, Blackduck, Cohasset, Grand Rapids, Northome, Remer, Warba and all other townships and cities within District 318. 

Our Greater Itasca Area Community Fund Advisory Committee members are intent on creating a legacy for the Great Itasca Area. We hope you will consider a gift to support YOUR Greater Itasca Area Community Fund. Our children and their grandchildren will benefit from your generosity for years to come. Other programs that have received grants from the Greater Itasca Area Community Fund include: Pedals Re-Purposed, a bicycle collaboration between the Police Department and the Cap Baker Lions Club, Grand Rapids Farmers’ Market, Hired Hands, Community Café, Bridges Kinship Mentoring, Earth Circle and others.

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

Itasca area farmers market

Support Your Community

As a donor, you select the type of fund that best matches your charitable goals. You can either provide a gift to an existing fund or you can establish a new fund to help you achieve your philanthropic goals and to leave a personal legacy.