Improving the Quality of Life

Building stronger communities doesn’t just happen. It requires the efforts of many – each bringing their own unique talents, insights, strengths, abilities and willingness to make a difference. Helping people to do the most good in our community is what we strive to do through our grant awards.

Each year, Rum River Community Foundation (RRCF) accepts grant applications from local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, units of government or public school districts serving the Cities of Bock, Foreston, Milaca, and Pease; and the Townships of Bogus Brook, Borgholm, Hayland, Milaca, Milo, and Page.

Grant applications must show specifically how an organization will improve the quality of life and strengthen these communities in the one or more of the following areas:

Parks and Recreation: Providing opportunities through proposals that improve parks, outdoor assets, recreation events, and activities for residents and visitors.

Community: Enhancing community livability by encouraging volunteerism and instilling a sense of pride through community involvement.

Youth: Strengthening community involvement of our youth through support of positive activities, mentorship opportunities, and education activities.

To be eligible for funding, an organization must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, unit of government or public school district.
  • Serve the people who live and/or work in the cities of Bock, Foreston, Milaca, and Pease; and the Townships of Bogus Brook, Borgholm, Hayland, Milaca, Milo, and Page.
  • Have a project that fits within our funding priorities. See grant guidelines for more information.