The Nashwauk Area Community Fund 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 fund provides grants to 501(c)(3) and other not-for-profit organizations in the Nashwauk, Nashwauk Township, Buck Lake, Pengilly, Swan Lake, Keewatin and Goodland Township areas.

In the year 2000, the fund began with an initial donation of $15,000 by Marion Kumpula, a long-time Nashwauk resident who believed in giving back to the community.  Since then over 250 donors with passions similar to Marion’s have made over one thousand individual gifts. The present value of the Nashwauk Area Community Fund is just over $1 million dollars.  The investment earnings on the endowed fund have allowed the Nashwauk Area Community Fund to distribute over $250,000 back into our community.   

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation is the financial managing agent for the Nashwauk Area Community Fund.

Current News & Events

Jul 13

Red Rock Run 10K Race Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2021 Red Rock Run 10K! The Nashwauk Area Community Fund was overjoyed to bring back the event this year, held on July 4th. Take a look below to find out overall race results and result... 'Keep Reading'

Jun 02

Red Rock Run 10K – 4th of July Race

Sponsored by Nashwauk Area Community Fund and local businesses, the Red Rock Run 10K will be held on Sunday, July 4th. The fee for participating is $20.00. The race starts in Nashwauk and ends in Keewatin. T-shirts are provided and... 'Keep Reading'

May 26

Congratulations, scholarship recipients!

The Nashwauk Area Community Fund is excited to announce this year's scholarship recipients for higher education! These students have worked diligently to each earn a $1,000 scholarship. Chloe Williams volunteers locally, plays vari... 'Keep Reading'

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