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 $270,000 back into our community.   

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

Current News & Events

Apr 10

GNK Youth Tackle Football Receives $500 Grant

The Nashwauk Area Community Fund was honored to award GNK Youth Tackle Football with a $500 grant. GNK Youth Tackle Football promotes health and safety of athletes and occasionally needs equipment upgrades. The grant funds were spent ... 'Keep Reading'

Feb 21

City of Keewatin is Awarded $2,500 Grant

The City of Keewatin was awarded a $2,500 grant in Fall of 2023! The grant will provide a gathering space for community events or private use, as well as for repairs to historic boy scout log cabin located in the City Park of Keewati... 'Keep Reading'

Jan 24

NK Band Receives $1,000 Grant!

A $1,000 grant was given to the Nashwauk High School Band that will will go towards a band experience in January in Orlando, Florida! Funds will be used for a variety of trip-related expenses, such as entrance fees, security, on site... 'Keep Reading'

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