For the last three years, Nashwauk-Keewatin High School (NKHS) has not had a cheerleading program. With the help from a Nashwauk Area Community Fund grant, NKHS will be able to start rebuilding the cheerleading program at the high school. They will utilize the grant to help fund a trip to cheerleading camp to build skills and to assist families with costs and gear that they might not be able to purchase on their own.  The hope is to inspire more students to join NKHS cheerleading, which is an integral part of school spirit and has a positive impact on the school community.

The Nashwauk Area Community Fund is a community-based fund providing discretionary grants to projects and initiatives in the Nashwauk area to improve the quality of life for local citizens and provide a way for citizens and businesses to give to their local community.  This fund serves nonprofit organizations in Nashwauk, Keewatin, Nashwauk Township, Buck Lake, Pengilly, Goodland and Swan Lake areas.  For more information about the Nashwauk Area Community Fund, or to donate, you can go to their website at

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation is the financial managing agent for NACF and has been connecting donors’ charitable intentions to community needs for over 25 years to make our Greater Itasca Area a better place to live. You can also donate to NACF online at and get more information by visiting our website at or call us at 218-999-9100.