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 and Swan Lake 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 $828,000.00.  The investment earnings on the endowed fund have allowed the Nashwauk Area Community Fund to distribute over $180,000 back into our community.   

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

Current News & Events

Sep 25

$1000 Granted toward ISD 319 Character Challenge Program

Nashwauk Keewatin High School started the school year with a great postive message. The Character Challenge Program held on September 3, 2019 helped to set the tone of the new year that NKHS is a welcoming environment, focused on buil... 'Keep Reading'

Jul 15

NAEF Donated $1000 to the Keewatin Elementary Bike Safety Program

Jun 18

Participate in the Red Rock Race

Red Rock Run – 4th of July race Sponsored by Nashwauk Area Community Fund and local businesses The race is run between Nashwauk and Keewatin – starts in Nashwauk and ends in Keewatin Fee is $15.00 – registration starts ... 'Keep Reading'

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