Granite Falls Area Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Project for Southwest Initiative Foundation

An affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Granite Falls Area Community Foundation benefits Granite Falls, Minnesota.

Mission Statement

To provide opportunities for our community to connect the legacy of the past to tomorrow’s dreams through charitable giving and grantmaking.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $20,047
 Fiscal Year 2016 Grantmaking  

Awarded grants totaling $6,055, including:

Friends of Music to support a combined concert performance of the YME Concert Choir, Chord-Ayres (community choir from Madison, MN) and the Sweet Adelines (community choir from Marshall, MN)

Granite Falls Ambulance Service to purchase new uniforms for the ambulance crew

Granite Falls Historical Society for Volstad House floor restoration

Granite Falls Living at Home/ Block Nursing to maximize the self-sufficiency and independence of seniors and the disabled by offering a program that addresses fears of falling and how to manage behaviors that can lead to falling

Hanley Falls Fire Department to replace firemen’s turnout gear to comply with NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standards

ISD #2190 - Yellow Medicine East to:

  • purchase a storage cart to properly store the band’s music stands
  • purchase equipment to be used for the 2015-2016 season and beyond
  • support Granite Falls Community Education as they host a professional theatre company (Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre) to work with local students 3rd- 12th grade

Project Turnabout Addiction Recovery Center for a recently installed paved patio area at the main entrance of the Granite Falls residential treatment center

ISD #2190 - Yellow Medicine East to perform a revised version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as it was a sold-out performance in 2006.

Local Contact Information 

Granite Falls Area Community Foundation
PO Box 143 
Granite Falls, MN 56241 
Telephone: (320) 564-4135
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Board Members  

  • Peg Heglund, Chair
  • Rich Hagen, Vice-Chair
  • Molly Hoff, Secretary
  • Patricia Kubly, Treasurer
  • Hazel Carter
  • Ruby Hieb
  • Jussi Lehti
  • Ron Fromm
  • Alyssa Johnson

Family of Funds 

  • David and Elizabeth Reimer Family Advised Endowment Fund
  • Wallace A. and Shirley J. Thom Memorial Endowment Fund

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