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Fund Name Description
Designated
Advocates for Family Peace Endowment Fund This endowment supports the programs and projects of Advocates for Family Peace.
Angel of Hope Fund The Angel of Hope Fund supports those who have lost a child. The Angel of Hope Memorial Park is on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Ball Club Playground
Bigfork Lions Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Bigfork Lions Club.
Bigfork Valley Hospital Endowment This endowment supports programs and activities at the Bigfork Valley Hospital.
Blandin Employees for Life Fund Blandin Employees for Life Fund provides local individuals and families help with transportation needs to and from cancer treatments.
Children's Discovery Museum Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Children's Discovery Museum.
Cliff Kauppi Youth Hockey Fund This endowment supports local programs and projects that promote hockey for area youth.
Deer River Schools Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of Deer River School.
District 318 Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of District 318 (Grand Rapids and Bigfork schools).
Edgar and Hannah Hetteen Fund This endowment supports nonprofit programs and projects in the Greater Itasca Area that help families in crisis.
Edge Center Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Edge Center in Bigfork, MN.
ElderCircle Fund This endowment supports the programs and projects of ElderCircle.
Endowed Sharing Fund This endowment supports individuals and families in the Greater Itasca Area who are experiencing some type of crisis.
Foundation Fund This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation. The Foundation Fund enables us to be "For Good. Forever."
Grace Christian School Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of Grace Christian School.
Grand Itasca Foundation Fund This endowment supports programs and projects that directly impact the health and well-being of Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital patients.
Grand Rapids Area Library Foundation Fund This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Grand Rapids Area Library.
Grand Rapids Band Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects for the Grand Rapids High School Band.
Grand Rapids Farmer's Market Fund This fund supports the Mighty Matching Dollar program that provides fresh, local produce at the Grand Rapids Farmers' Market.
Grand Rapids Public Utilities Community Caring Fund Grand Rapids Public Utilities customers provide crisis grants for our neighbors in need.
GRHS Post Prom Fund This fund supports the activities at the Grand Rapids High School Post Prom event.
IEDC Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Itasca Economic Development Corporation.
Itasca Area Cancer Crisis Fund This fund supports crisis needs of individuals and families dealing with cancer.
Itasca County Habitat for Humanity Fund This endowment supports the programs and projects of Itasca County Habitat for Humanity.
Itasca County Historical Society Fund This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Itasca County Historical Society.
Itasca Driftskippers Snowmobile Club Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Driftskippers Snowmobile Club.
Itasca Hospice Foundation This endowment supports the programs and projects of Itasca Hospice.
Itasca Life Options This endowment supports the programs and projects of Itasca Life options.
Itasca Orchestra and Strings Endowment This endowment supports the activities and projects of the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program
Kootasca Community Action, Inc. Fund This endowment supports the programs and projects of KOOTASCA Community Action, dedicated to reducing poverty.
Kosak Family Fund This fund provides support for programs in the Greater Itasca Area that enrich the lives and development of families and youth.
MacRostie Art Center Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of the MacRostie Art Center in downtown Grand Rapids, MN.
McGregor Lakes Area Foundation Endowment Fund
MDI Success at Work Endowment Fund This scholarship provides opportunity to students who may need specific support to overcome physical or other barriers.
Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Minnesota Deer Hunters' Association (MDHA).
Mobility Mania Accessibility For All Fund This fund supports projects that provide appropriate access to local businesses for all people, regardless of their physical abilities.
Northern Community Radio Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of Northern Community Radio (KAXE).
Northern MN Builders Association Endowed Fund This scholarship supports students pursuing a career in any of the building trade fields.
Peter Burich and Gloria Sella Burich Fund This endowment supports nonprofit programs that improve the lives of veterans, women and girls, and working families.
Power of Produce (PoP)
Reif Arts Council Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of the Reif Center.
Second Harvest N Central Food Bank Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of Second Harvest North Central Food Bank.
Social Movability - Helping All People Stay Engaged
SPARK Fund This fund supports the community initiative that believes that every student should be successful from early childhood through early career.
Stanley and Helen Kangas Senior Sharing Fund This endowment provides crisis funding (through local, human-service organizations) to senior citizens in the Greater Itasca Area.
Streufert Peace and Safety Fund This endowment supports nonprofit programs that promote peace and safety in the Greater Itasca Area.
United Way of 1000 Lakes Endowment Fund This endowment supports the programs and projects of United Way of 1,000 Lakes.
Veterans Support Fund This endowment provides grants that support local veterans in need.
Wayne K. Mills Salvation Army Fund This endowment supports the Itasca County programs and projects at the Salvation Army.
YMCA Youth Program Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects for youth at the Itasca County Family YMCA.
Youth for Christ Endowment This endowment supports the programs of Youth for Christ, including Campus Life, the Ground Floor and outreach to at-risk youth.
Donor Advised
Betty Kauppi Music Fund The Betty Kauppi Music Fund supports music throughout the Greater Itasca Area by offering grants during the Annual Grant Cycle.
Edge of the Wilderness Student Golf Fund This fund supports the development of youth interested in golf who live in the Edge of the Wilderness Area.
Jamie Tennison Memorial Compass Fund This fund provides a compass and education to every youth completing the gun safety program in Itasca County.
Field of Interest
Alzheimer's Family Support Fund This fund supports respite care for families who actively care for someone with Alzheimer's.
Bridges Mentoring Endowment This endowment supports the programs and projects of Bridges Kinship Mentoring.
CASE (Communities Against Sexual Exploitation) Fund The purpose of the CASE (Communities Against Sexual Exploitation) Fund is to raise awareness about sexual exploitation of youth with a focus on prevention, protection, public awareness and persecution of perpetrators.
Fund for Animals This endowment supports the programs and projects of Star of the North Humane Society. Name changed 12.31.18 from Star of the North Humane Society Endowment
Fund for the Arts This endowment supports nonprofit programs dedicated to the Arts in the Greater Itasca Area.
Fund for the Environment This endowment supports current needs that relate to or affect our local Greater Itasca Area environment.
Fund for Women This endowment supports the programs and projects in the Greater Itasca Area that positively affect women and girls.
Itasca Diversity Alliance Fund Itasca Diversity Alliance strives to build communities in which people of color belong, are respected, and everyone can thrive. Itasca Diversity Alliance partners with ICC, churches and numerous local organizations to enhance all our lives.
Junior Golf Scholarship This fund provides junior golf memberships to Eagle Ridge or Pokegama Golf Clubs.
Phil and Pat Anderson Education Support Fund This fund supports students with non-tuition needs while they are attending ICC.
Rural Leadership Access Fund This fund provides grants to enable people to participate in community-based leadership programs that could otherwise not attend.
Warren Youngdahl Fund This endowment supports nonprofit programs and projects that help families in the Edge of the Wilderness Area.
Scholarship
Alan and Rose Ann Fritz Piano Scholarship The Alan and Rose Ann Fritz Piano scholarship provides support for students interested in taking piano lessons.
Alan Seagren Memorial Scholarship This fund supports students who intend to become a Minnesota State Conservation Officer.
Aune Music Scholarship The Aune Music scholarship was established to support a graduating senior from District 318 who is planning to study music.
Barb James Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports higher education for people who have stayed at GRACE House in the past two (2) years.
Betty Shannon Scholarship Fund This scholarship provides support for nursing students at Itasca Community College (ICC) and the College of St. Scholastica (CSS).
Bill and Ruth Powers Education Award This scholarship is supports District 318 students who intend to pursue a major in the field of arts and humanities.
Bill Prigge Memorial Economic Scholarship This scholarship supports a graduating GHS planning to study business or economics.
Bob Frick Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports a graduating GRHS student entering a vocational/technical program.
Bonner Hockey Scholar Award This award is presented to the GRHS male and female hockey player with the highest cumulative GPA on their respective hockey team.
Brad Smith Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports a graduating DRHS student that demonstrates exceptional commitment to self and community.
Carl and Margaret Mickelson/Kiwanis Scholarship This scholarship supports GRHS Key Club (or Circle K) students who demonstrate commitment to community service.
Catherine Anderson Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports District 318 females who are interested in pursuing a career in education.
Coach Ted Brill Hockey Scholarship This scholarship is offered to a male hokey player who demonstrates the values of hockey, and commitment to community and education.
Coach Tom Drazenovich Scholarship Fund This scholarship recognizes a GRHS a senior Football Team member who demonstrates leadership and integrity.
Community Foundation General Scholarship This scholarship supports students who have few or no other available scholarship options. (Criteria vary based on the current needs.)
Dan Retka Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports GRHS students planning to study engineering, construction management or environmental science.
Diamond Willow Advancement in Healthcare Scholarship Fund This scholarship provides further healthcare education to CNAs currently working at Diamond Willow.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kelly Scholarship This scholarship supports a student with an "interruption" in their career path pursuing a new career in healthcare.
Dr. Jules and Ilo Meyer Medical Scholarship This scholarship supports students entering: Medical School, a Registered Nursing program, Dental School or Veterinarian School.
Eagle Scholarship This scholarship is supports students planning to attend a Christian-centered college, university, Bible College, or seminary.
Ed and Eleanore Gregerson Scholarship This recurring scholarship supports GRHS students who are active members of Zion Lutheran Church.
Edgar R and Bess R Mullins Award This scholarship supports a GHS student who demonstrates athletic involvement, leadership, and commitment to GHS and community.
Erling and Fran Willadson Scholarship This scholarship supports graduating GRHS students pursuing a vocational or technical school program.
Forest Lake Elementary - Sydney Gray Scholarship Fund This scholarship supports students who attended Forest Lake Elementary School.
Frances Bartos King-James E. King Scholarship This scholarship supports graduating high school females who plan to pursue their goals outside of the area.
Freestone Community Club Scholarship This scholarship supports students who live in the Arbo, Bass Lake, Deer Lake or Wabana townships.
Gary Ehalt "His Love For Animals" Veterinary Scholarship This scholarship supports students interested in becoming a veterinarian.
G.J. Holt Family Scholarship This scholarship supports students graduating from Bigfork School.
Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital Volunteer Services Scholarship This scholarship supports students who have one year of college and pursuing a career in healthcare.
Grand Rapids AAUW Anniversary Scholarship This scholarship supports females with an AA or higher who are pursuing higher education.
Grand Rapids/Greenway Swim Association Scholarship This scholarship supports students who participated in competitive swimming programs at GRHS or GHS.
GRHS Class of '85 Legacy Scholarship Provides for students who have graduated from GRHS. Applicants can be any age, and attend any type of educational training or schooling.
GRSB Financial Focus Scholarship This scholarship supports students pursuing study in a finance or business related field.
Hannula Aviation Scholarship This scholarship students interested in pursing their Private Pilot license.
Hazel Brink Music Scholarship Fund This scholarship is designed for a student interested in pursuing the study of music. Preference may be given to a GRHS graduating student.
Hill City Community Scholarship Nonendowed Fund This scholarship supports HCHS students who demonstrate commitment to community.
Jack Gunderson Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports DRHS students who demonstrate commitment to school and community.
Jennifer Koprowski Scholarship This scholarship supports a GRHS female swimmer who has shown dedication to the sport and leadership ability.
Jerry and Cathie (Saxhaug) Anderson Scholarship Greater Itasca NOW Education Awards: These awards provide significant support for students interested in living here, and working here. Awards are based on current workforce needs and supported by local businesses.
John and Carol Setterberg Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports students at DRHS with high academic achievement and record of participation in sports.
John & Frances Furlong Scholarship Fund This scholarship supports GRHS students who pursue a vocational or technical training program. (Highest GPA)
J.W. Kumpula Scholarship This scholarship supports a NKHS student who plans to pursue a technical career.
Keith Newstrom Memorial Aviation Scholarship This scholarship supports someone pursuing a career in aviation.
Latterell Family Scholarship This scholarship supports a BHS who plans to attend a four-year public or private college or university.
Lavona M. Jasper Scholarship This scholarship supports a GHS student who plans to major in education.
Lilah Maddy Brandon Scholarship This recurring scholarship supports a GRHS student up to four years of school.
Lou and Mary Alice Barle Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports GHS student involved in sports and dedicated to leadership.
Max Fulton Forestry Scholarship Fund This scholarship provides support for students pursuing study in the field of forestry.
Melvin and Lucille Beier Family Scholarship This scholarship supports students who have high potential for success, but few other scholarship opportunities.
Mockford Scholarship This fund provides scholarships that are sponsored by the Minnesota DNR Forestry Employees' Association (FEA).
Myles Reif Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports GRHS students in the top 10% of their graduating class who plan to pursue study in physical science.
Nicole Calgaro Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports a NKHS student interested the music field or involved in 4H.
Northland Scholarship Fund NonEndowment This scholarship supports Northland students who consistently demonstrate character and community service.
Rae Graham Scholarship This scholarship supports a GHS student who plans to major in business or education.
Reif Dance Company Scholarship This fund provides support to students who have been active in the Reif Dance Company.
Robert and Shirley Bennett Scholarship This scholarship supports students who plan to study physics. Past recipients reapply for up to four years.
Ruth Hurlbert Scholarship This scholarship supports students who attend the Oak Hills Bible College in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Southwest Elementary - Bill Gray Scholarship Fund This scholarship supports students who attended Southwest Elementary School.
Steven Pietila Memorial Scholarship The Steven Pietila Memorial Scholarships are significant awards that support DRHS students with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
St. John's Catholic Church of Hill City Scholarship Fund This scholarship offers educational support for previous members of St. John's Catholic Parish in Hill City.
Sulo Herrala Scholarship Fund This scholarship supports BHS students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who plans to further his/her education.
Terry and Muggs Matteson L&M Appreciation Scholarship Fund This scholarship supports active L&M employees interested in continuing their education or training.
Turna E. Fletcher Scholarship This scholarship supports a DRHS student pursuing an elementary education degree.
Voice of Democracy Fund This is the national VFW scholarship program. For more info, visit the VOD website or contact the local VFW.
Wade and Barbara (Danielson) Salisbury Family Fund
Zack Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund This scholarship supports GHS and Alexandria Tech students pursuing vocational, technical or certification programs.
Unrestricted
Deer River Area Community Fund DONATIONS DURING 2017 AND 2018 ARE MATCHED 1:1. This community endowment provides grants to local nonprofits that support the health and well-being of families in the Deer River Area.
Downtown Business Association This fund supports the programs and projects of the Downtown Business Association in Grand Rapids, MN.
Greater Itasca Area Community Fund DONATIONS DURING 2017 AND 2018 ARE MATCHED 1:1. This endowment supports current community needs in the Greater Itasca Area. Grants are provided during the Annual Grant Cycle.
Greenway Area Community Fund DONATIONS DURING 2017 AND 2018 ARE MATCHED 1:1. This community endowment provides grants to local nonprofits that support the health and well-being of families in the Greenway Area.
Hill City Area Community Fund DONATIONS DURING 2017 AND 2018 ARE MATCHED 1:1. This community endowment provides grants to local nonprofits that support the health and well-being of families in the Hill City Area.
Life Skills Academy Fund
Nashwauk Area Community Fund DONATIONS DURING 2017 AND 2018 ARE MATCHED 1:1. This community endowment provides grants to organizations that support the health and well-being of people in the Nashwauk Area.
Other Funds