Thief River Falls Area Community Fund


Investing in Our Community

The Thief River Falls Area Community Fund (TRFACF) provides grants up to $5,000 to nonprofit or public entities within the Thief River Falls School District area. Grants are awarded for projects, programs or activities that improve the quality of life enjoyed by Thief River Falls area residents and visitors.

The deadline for submission is May 1 of each year. Grants will be considered in the areas of: Leisure and Recreation, Aesthetic Development, Arts, Culture and Education, Youth Activities and Senior Enrichment. We are looking for projects that are inclusive to all types of diversity and that serve a number of participants or organizations in the Thief River Falls area.

TRFACF is a fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. Grants are made possible through the generous donations from Thief River Falls residents, businesses and friends who desire to give back to our community. 

Applications may be submitted through our online application form.


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Recipient Date Amount Designation
Heritage Community Center 6/22/2023 $2,500 Heritage Center Programs
Little Brother Little Sister 6/22/2023 $1,000 LBLS Program Costs
TRF Area Food Shelf 6/22/2023 $3,500 Refrigeration Project
LSS Meals TRF 6/22/2023 $3,500 Freezer replacement and senior meals on wheels
BIO Girls 6/22/2023 $3,500 BIO Girls TRF program
NorsKids Foundation 6/22/2023 $1,000 Ticket purchases for local events
BIO Girls Inc 05/16/2022 $3,160 BIO Girls-Thief River Falls
Falls Diverse Abilities Corp 05/16/2022 $2,500 Business and outdoor accessibility
Heritage Community Center 05/16/2022 $2,500 Heritage Center Programs
Little Brother Little Sister 05/16/2022 $4,500 LBLS Program
NorsKids Foundation 05/16/2022 $2,000 Portable Wheelchair Swing
TRF Archery Club 05/16/2022 $500 Repair existing youth equipment
BIO Girls Inc 06/07/2021 $1,000 BIO Girls-Thief River Falls
Discovery Place Early Learning Center 06/07/2021 $1,500 Toddler Playground
Elevate Nextgen Youth Center 06/07/2021 $1,000 Carpet Replacement
Lutheran Social Services 06/07/2021 $2,500 Health Sustaining Meals
Oakland Park Communities 06/07/2021 $4,000 Whisper Glide Swing
Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf 05/10/2021 $2,500 TRF Food Shelf Community Garden
Heritage Community Center 05/10/2021 $2,500 Operating Expenses
Thief River Falls Education Foundation 05/18/20 $2,000 TRF Pickleball Assn for Courts
Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf 05/18/20 $5,000 Food Supplies
Falls Diverse Abilities Corp 05/18/20 $3,000 Unrestricted Grant
Violence Intervention Project 07/02/19 $1,000 Raising Program Awareness
Heritage Community Center 07/02/19 $5,000 Operating Expenses
Thief River Falls ISD #564 07/02/19 $1,500 Outdoor Digital Sign
Pennington County Humane Society 07/02/19 $1,500 Bathroom Installation
Pennington County Sheriff 07/02/19 $1,500 D.A.R.E. Program
Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf 07/02/19 $2,000 Roof Repair
Elevate Nextgen Youth Center 07/02/19 $2,000 Main Event Floor Renovations
NorsKids Foundation 07/02/19 $800 Dance/Mixer for Special Needs Adults
Heritage Community Center 06/01/18 $5,000 Operating Funds
Thief River Falls Amateur Hockey Assoc. 06/01/18 $5,000 Light Efficiency Upgrade
Pennington County Sheriff 06/01/18 $1,500 D.A.R.E. Program
City of Thief River Falls 10/23/17 $1,000 Save the Locomotive 1024
Heritage Community Center 10/23/17 $4,000 Programs for Senior Citizens
Falls DAC, Inc. 10/23/17 $1,000 Technology Improvement
LIttle Brother/Little Sister of Pennington County 10/23/17 $1,500 Youth Mentoring
Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons 10/23/17 $500 Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Heritage Community Center 12/19/16 $5,000 Operational Support


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