The Nashwauk Area Community Fund (NACF) is a community-based fund that provides discretionary grants to projects and initiatives in the Nashwauk area to improve the quality of life for the people in the area.  This community fund provides grants to 501(c)(3) and other nonprofit organizations in Nashwauk, Nashwauk Township, Buck Lake, Pengilly, Swan Lake, Keewatin and Goodland Township areas.  Started in 2000 with a $15,000 donation by long-time Nashwauk resident, Marion Kumpula, the fund continues to grow with generous donations from community members and it continues to give back to the Nashwauk community.

In 2023, the Nashwauk Area Community Fund had two grant cycles:  one in the spring and one in the fall.  They awarded over $33,000 in grants to 25 area nonprofit organizations or projects, an important investment in the future of the community.

If you would like additional information about how you can be a part of keeping the Nashwauk area a great place to live, please visit the Nashwauk Area Community Fund website at  You could also reach out to one of the Nashwauk Area Community Fund Board members:  Robin Gangl, Chair; Dan Kelly, Vice Chair; Beth Voigt, Treasurer; Nancy Roberts, Secretary; Aaron Clusiau, Steve Dasovich; Ben DeNucci, Patti Rebrovich, Wayne Roberts, Vicky Shofner, and Roberta Smith.

For more information about the Nashwauk Area Community Fund, or to donate, please visit their website at  You can also donate through the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, the managing fiscal agent for NACF, online at