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Give to the Max Day on November 17

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation is proud to participate in the 14th annual Give to the Max Day on Thursday, Nov. 17. Give to the Max is a statewide giving event that raises millions each year for more than 6,000 causes across Minnesota and beyond. Considered Minnesota’s holiday for generosity, donors have given more than nearly $255 million since the inaugural Give to the Max Day in 2009.   Locally, in 2021, the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation awarded $1.95 million in 713 grants and $221,000 in 145 scholarships.    The Foundation is also home to 53 local nonprofits who

By |November 10th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Support Greater Itasca Area Veterans!

The Eagles Club is holding their Annual "Let Freedom Ring" Turkey Harvest Dinner on November 4, 2022, from 4:30-7:30pm to benefit area Veterans.  Proceeds will go to the Veterans Support Emergency Fund which is held at the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation.  Please see photo for more details!

By |November 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

You can make a difference by donating today to Judy Garland Museum!

The Judy Garland/Children’s Discovery Museum has a rare opportunity to purchase land adjacent to their current property that will allow them to continue and expand providing programs and events into the future.  If are interested in supporting a local nonprofit that provides education, community events and activities for the whole community, here is your opportunity!   The land directly adjacent to the Judy Garland and Children’s Discovery Museum is for sale.  Due to a private offer, the Museum must match the $125,000 sales price by November 4th or forgo the property and ability to expand activities. They have already secured

By |October 30th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

GRACF Seeking Marketing and Development Candidate!

Are you interested in helping to improve the quality of life in the Greater Itasca Area? The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation (GRACF) is seeking applicants for the position of Development and Marketing Director. This person oversees donor services, fundraising, gift recognition, special events and marketing activities.   A complete job description is located on the GRACF website ( Home Page under Careers. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Mindy Nuhring at  Application deadline is November 6, 2022, or until position is filled.   The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that is

By |October 25th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Advocates for Family Peace Endowment Serves Greater Itasca Area

Advocates for Family Peace covers all of Itasca county and northern St Louis County. They have been serving victims and survivors of domestic violence in Itasca County for over 40 years. Each day they have victims and their children come to them seeking help from living situations that most of us could never imagine happening in the community that we live in. Their services are free and confidential. They work with the survivors and help with safety plans, safe emergency housing, long-term housing options, information and referrals, court accompaniment, and purchasing items that can help keep them safe such as

By |October 13th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Make a Gift

Gifts to the Forward Health Foundation help support health and wellness in our communities. From groundbreaking new programs and projects to support of critical healthcare efforts, we can provide you with a variety of giving options.

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