The Greenway Area Community Fund (GACF) Advisory Committee awarded a $1,000 grant to the Greenway Fastpitch Booster Club. The funds will be used to purchase new fastpitch equipment (catcher’s gear, bats and helmets) for the junior high teams. It’s crucial for player development and safety that the participants are using equipment that fits them properly. Advisory Board member, Mindy Tammi, stated, “The goal of the Greenway Area Community Fund is to connect people to give back, improve the quality of life, and enhance the pride of the Greenway area. We hope the generations to come have the same wonderful experiences
The Itasca County area has a fantastic community service that could use volunteers and donations. Great Tails Animal Rescue was started by volunteers in 2018 because this area needed an animal rescue. This is a completely volunteer-run, foster-based organization with the mission of providing temporary shelter and veterinary care for stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals of Itasca County, Minnesota, and surrounding areas, with the purpose of finding loving, permanent homes. Their goal is to advocate for domestic animals in the community by promoting spaying and neutering, providing education and resources, and encouraging essential veterinary care. Great Tail’s volunteers get calls
Did you know there is an easy way to support our Veterans and their families? You can donate to the Veterans’ Support Fund or the Veterans’ Support Emergency Fund at the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation. These funds were established to assist all Veterans who may be in crisis. Gifts, large or small, will provide Veterans and their families crisis funding to solve problems and issues that arise either while a family member is deployed or when they return. The goals of the Veterans’ Support Fund and Emergency Fund are to provide needed crisis support for Veterans and their
The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation is excited to announce the addition of five new members to their Board of Directors: Christina Andersen, Sarah Anderson, Kyle Erickson, Diane Larson and Josh Skelton. They bring extensive community leadership expertise, as well as their own unique experiences, to the Foundation’s work. Here is a little background on each of them. Christina Andersen is currently the founder and managing director of CENTER Spa & Studio, as well as NoPo Coffee Company, in Grand Rapids. She also teaches contemporary/modern dance at the Reif Center for Performing Arts and sits on the Board of Directors
The Deer River Area Community Fund presented a donation to Deanna Hron, coordinator for Full Service Community Schools, ISD 317. The Deer River Area Community Fund is a community-based fund that, through their Advisory Committee, provides discretionary grants to projects and initiatives in the Deer River area to improve the quality of life for the people in the communities served by the Deer River School District. For more information on the Deer River Area Community Fund, please go to www.gracf.org and click on Area Funds and the Deer River Area Community Fund. You can contact one of the Advisory Committee members listed,
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.