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Spartan After School Program Receives Grant from Nashwauk Area Community Fund

The Spartan After School Fun Club at Nashwauk-Keewatin received $5,000 from the Nashwauk Area Community Fund to purchase snacks and craft items for the after-school program. The Spartan After School Fund Club provides enrichment and quality supervision for children from kindergarten through sixth grade after school.  Daily events include academics, enrichment, fun activities and a daily snack. The program provides all children a safe, supervised location after school and is open four days per week until 5:30pm.  The Fun Club provides participants with support and enrichment opportunities to improve academic outcomes, social-emotional learning, healthy behaviors and provides economically distressed students

By |May 11th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Itasca County Continues It’s Successful Journey to Fight Against Cancer!

Teamwork makes the dream work! Right? Local organizations worked together to create a generous donation recently by highlighting the new location and services of Northwoods Acupuncture and its Open House, while at the same time raising funds for the Itasca Area Cancer Crisis Fund (IACCF).  Since the IACCF began in 2010, it has paid out $412,857 in grants to 383 individuals or families fighting cancer!   Many of us remember the Bash event held every summer at Portage Park in Cohasset to keep funds flowing into the cancer fund (IACCF) for local area cancer recipients. This well-attended event had fun

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

GRACE House Harnessing the Power of Endowment

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation (GRACF) is the home to many types of charitable funds.  One type of a long-term charitable fund is called an endowment fund. The power of an endowment fund is in its continuity. Endowment funds are invested to grow over the long-term and the funds are pooled with others for maximum benefit. The principal amount remains intact and the organization receives a distribution each year to use as they see fit. Therefore, the fund continues to grow and the distributions to the organization continue to grow. When you create an endowed fund at the Community

By |April 27th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nashwauk-Keewatin Band receives grant from Nashwauk Area Community Fund

The Nashwauk-Keewatin Band received $1,000 from the Nashwauk Area Community Fund to purchase band instruments for N-K students. The Nashwauk-Keewatin Band was one of seven recipients of grants totally $25,000 awarded by the Nashwauk Area Community Fund (NACF) in 2021.  Musical instruments are expensive, so many students rely on the school to provide them with an instrument. With the proper musical tools, students can flourish and thrive in the musical arts. With funds from the Nashwauk Area Community Fund, it is possible to put instruments in the hands of students who need them.  The band program performs in parades, pep-bands,

By |April 20th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Want to Give Back to the Community? Join the Giving Tree/Compassion Coalition

In November of 2021, a group of local citizens created a fund at the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation (GRACF) called the Giving Tree/Compassion Coalition.  The purpose of this fund is to encourage local citizens to give $100 per quarter (plus a $20 annual administration fee) which will then be distributed to local nonprofit agencies of the group’s choice.  The group has been growing and they made their first grant of $2000 to Circles of Support in March.  Circles of Support is a nonprofit agency that provides an opportunity for people in poverty to build skills, social assets, and engage

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

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