Walnut Grove Area Foundation Endowment Fund
Project for Southwest Initiative Foundation

An affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Walnut Grove Area Foundation benefits the Walnut Grove area in Minnesota.

Mission Statement
To build an endowment that responds to the needs and opportunities of the community through innovative thinking, grantmaking and scholarships and leave a legacy for the future.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $143,546

Fiscal Year 2017 Grantmaking

Awarded grants totaling $15,371

City of Walnut Grove:

  • for a new wireless monitoring system at the Country View Senior Living Community
  • to support the project of the Micawber Club to purchase additional padded chairs for the Walnut Grove Community Center
  • to purchase three new pagers for the Walnut Grove Ambulance Service
  • to purchase three new pagers for the Walnut Grove Fire Department

ISD #2898 - Westbrook-Walnut Grove:

  • for the "Reading by Design" 2017 summer reading program at the elementary school
  • for two Walnut Grove Area Foundation Scholarship winners for 2016
  • to purchase alternative seating in a classroom at the elementary school
  • to purchase equipment for the Lamberton Area Baseball Association
  • to purchase new basketball jerseys for the elementary basketball program 

Local Contact Information 
Walnut Grove Area Foundation
c/o Walnut Grove EDA
PO Box 547
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Telephone: (507) 859-2551
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Board Members

  • Joel Swanson, Chair
  • Nathan Knakmuhs, Vice Chair
  • Leo Theisen, Treasurer
  • Sarah Warner, Secretary
  • David Hoyt 
  • Tyler Hansen
  • Angie Boerboom
  • Monica Otto
  • Lori Johnson


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