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

Mar 31

Nashwauk Area Community Fund Awards $5,000 to Nashwauk Library

The Nashwauk Library was one of seven recipients of grants totaling $25,000 awarded by the Nashwauk Area Community Fund (NACF) in 2021. The Nashwauk Library was awarded $5000 and was able to purchase eight computers to replace computers ... 'Keep Reading'

Feb 08

NACF awards $1,000 to the NK High School Band

The Nashwauk Area Community Fund is proud to support our local community! Providing grants to our local schools has a great impact, and that's why we're proud to award $1,000 to the NK High School Band during the 2021 grant cycle. These f... 'Keep Reading'

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'

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