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Mission Accomplished! Nashwauk Area Community Fund reaches goal of $1 million

It started off with an idea from Nashwauk resident, Marion Kumpula, in the year 2000 and ended with a Community Fund of more than $1 million in December 2020. In twenty years, Nashwauk residents and other supporters of the Nashwauk Area Community Fund were able to raise $1 million and are now able to grant $30,000 or more to their community every year. What a triumph! Marion Kumpula and her fellow citizens, Bob and Mary Jane Latvala, Nancy Nunn and Larry Majewski had the vision in the late 90s to establish a fund that would continue to support the Nashwauk

By |March 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Apply for Scholarships Through Midnight March 1st!

Anyone interested in pursuing their education during the 2021-2022 school year is encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation. There is approximately 146 scholarships valued at approximately $170,000. All students, both traditional and nontraditional, are encouraged to apply as there is a wide variety of scholarships available: academic, vocational, technical, and certifications. One submitted online application is all that is needed to apply to all of the available scholarships. Go to www.gracf.org and click on Apply for Scholarships. Spread the word!

By |February 18th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

MDI: Leading by Example

Ben Pederson is a dedicated employee to two employers. He’s worked at MDI for over 15 years and at Grand Rapids Marine for over two years. Ben says that the people at Grand Rapids Marine are “like my second family.” He enjoys both of his jobs and his employers enjoy and appreciate him. Mike Holmstrom, owner and General Manager of Grand Rapids Marine, states, “The relationship with MDI started when a previous customer was hired by MDI. He approached me with the idea since he thought it would be a good fit for us. It’s turned out to be great!

By |February 10th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

66 Grants Awarded in 2020 Annual Grant Cycle

Grand Rapids, MN (January 31, 2021) -- The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation provides an open, Annual Grant Cycle for non-profit organizations that runs from July 15 – September 15. This past Annual Grant Cycle culminated in providing approximately $149,000 in grants to 30 nonprofit organizations and groups that serve the Greater Itasca Area. 2020 was a hard year for local nonprofits who had to become incredibly innovative during the pandemic. Non-Profit Spotlight: The Grand Rapids Farmers Market is one of the organizations that received an award of $3,850 in the annual grant cycle of 2020. The mission of the

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Scholarships available for ALL students beginning February 1

Anyone interested in pursuing their education during the 2021-2022 school year is encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation. Grand Rapids Community Foundation Executive Director, Susan Lynch, stated, “We have approximately 146 scholarships valued at approximately $170,000 to award in scholarships and applying is easy. You can go to our website www.gracf.org and click Apply for Scholarships.” All students, both traditional and nontraditional, are encouraged to apply as there is a wide variety of scholarships available: academic, vocational, technical, certifications. The application period runs from February 1, 2021 to March, 1, 2021. Apply now! Logan

By |January 29th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

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