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Greenway Community Fund Awards $1000 to Calumet Public Library

The Greenway Area Community Fund (GACF) Advisory Committee is pleased to award a $1,000 grant to the Calumet Public Library for their Take a Five and Read program.  The grant money will help purchase picnic tables as well as a “Little Free Library” for people to take and leave books for all ages.  This will be set up as a rest area near the Mesabi Bike Trail but would also be available for anyone walking around town or for those who are just passing through. Advisory Board member Lynda Tarbuck stated, “We believe this will be a welcome project for

By |July 21st, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Annual Grant Cycle Open July 15 – August 15, 2021

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation’s Annual Grant Cycle will open July 15, 2021 and end on August 15, 2021. Each year, the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation provides grants to nonprofit groups and organizations that serve the people of the Greater Itasca Area.  The Greater Itasca Area includes Itasca County plus Hill City, Remer, Blackduck and Northome.   The Community Foundation has approximately $130,000 available for granting this year. Please submit your application online on the Grants page of our website at Our application is easier to complete than it has been in the past!   The Grand

By |July 14th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Deer River Crisis Funding Available

Did you know there is crisis funding available for residents of Deer River? If you, or someone you know, are in need of crisis funding, you can get help through the Herreid Deer River Crisis Fund.  Crisis funding is for basic life-sustaining need items (food, shelter, clothing and health needs) and basic well-being and human dignity needs (transportation, employment and workforce issues) that are not available from other sources.  This fund helps people get through an immediate crisis so their lives can return to normal.   Crisis funding can be requested online from the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation through

By |July 7th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Workforce Scholarships Available Year-Round Beginning July 1, 2021

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation has been offering workforce ready scholarships to people living in the Greater Itasca area for several years; however, applications were only taken during a short window.  Now they will be offered on a year-round basis starting July 1, 2021, and anyone can apply for a workforce scholarship any time during the year.   These workforce scholarships focus on the importance of our local economy and workforce.  Providing scholarships that strengthen our current and future workforce is important to maintain a vibrant community that supports jobs and careers for individuals and families right here in

By |June 30th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Help Honor the Life and Memory of Carin Streufert

Carin Streufert grew up in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, surrounded by a large extended family, and many friends. She graduated from GRHS in 1990. Besides being a good student, she also played the saxophone in the GRHS band, and was a captain of the swim team. She spent her college freshman year at the U of M in Minneapolis. She was beginning to think about a career in early childhood development. That changed forever on June 15, 1991. Grand Rapids was not known for many acts of violence. Sadly, that is what happened 30 years ago when Carin was kidnapped, raped

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

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