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

Jun 13

2024 Red Rock Run

The Nashwauk Area Community Fund is once again sponsoring the Red Rock Run! This is a 10K walk or run between Nashwauk and Keewatin held on the 4th of July.  Participation fee is $20.00. T-shirts are provided! Download the Form Here Re... 'Keep Reading'

May 30

Goodland Volunteer Fire Department Receives $3,000 Grant

The Nashwauk Area Community Fund was honored to provide a $3,000 grant to the Goodland Volunteer Fire Department. With these funds, the Goodland Volunteer Fire Department will be able to supply their fire trucks and apply funds to hel... 'Keep Reading'

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'

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