Grant Application Process

Grants are reviewed on a monthly basis.
Please contact April Jesperson, Foundation Director, with questions.

How to Apply

The organization must be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code or have an eligible fiscal agent.

The organization must be in or providing services in the Deer River area (roughly defined by ISD 317 School District Boundaries) or serving Essentia Health facilities in Deer River or Grand Rapids. If you are located outside our service area, you must be able to demonstrate collaborative and/or non-duplicative activities.

Contact the Foundation office at 218-246-4212 or email April Jesperson at apriljesperson*AT* to discuss your request and eligibility. If eligible, you will be directed to the appropriate fund and provided a code to access the online application system.

Click here to apply online.

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