The Deer River Area Community Fund presented a $1000 donation to the Deer River Community Cafe. 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.

The Deer River Area Community Fund is managed through the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, which has been connecting donors’ charitable intentions to community needs for over 25 years to make our Greater Itasca Area – and the world – a better place to live.  For information on the Deer River Area Community Fund, please go to and click on Area Funds and the Deer River Area Community Fund.  You can contact one of their Advisory Committee members listed, apply for a grant, or donate to the fund.

PHOTO: Deer River Community Fund members Linda Baker, Jim Peterson and Gwenn Smith present check to Deer River Community Café members Marcia and Bob Dorry and Hailey Olson.