The GRAND RAPIDS AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is a trust - a collection of endowment funds that are contributed by individuals, corporations and community service organizations to benefit the geographical area of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
The Community Foundation is one of 700 community foundations in the United States. As a community foundation, it is a public charity whose purpose is to enhance giving, or philanthropy, in all sectors of the community. This means a partnering in philanthropy - giving to nonprofit community service agencies and charities and giving to develop and enhance new ideas and projects needed in the area.
The Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization started in 1994, is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who live and work in the Grand Rapids/Itasca County area, who are knowledgeable about their community, and who are committed to ensuring that the spirit and the intent of each gift is honored.