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

Jan 26

2023 Scholarship Application

The Nashwauk Area Community Foundation will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships this school year. One scholarship will be awarded to an applicant attending a traditional college, one scholarship will be awarded to an applicant at... 'Keep Reading'

Aug 08

2022 Keewatin Elementary Bike Safety

Making bike safety education fun, Keewatin Police Chief, Chris Whitney, hosts annual presentations for K-6th grade, where students not only learn about bike traffic rules and safety tips, BUT 1 boy and 1 girl from each grade wins a bike!!... 'Keep Reading'

Jul 12

2022 Red Rock Race Results

Here are the results for the 2022 Nashwauk Area Red Rock Run. Male Runners: 1st place - Michael Butterfield - 33:43 2nd place - Greg Peterson - 36:10 3rd place - Ryan Zenanko - 37:41 Female Runners: 1st place - Ellyssa Peterson ... 'Keep Reading'

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