Thief River Falls Area Community Fund


Investing in Our Community

The Thief River Falls Area Community Fund (TRFACF) provides grants 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.


2020 Grant Recipients

The Thief River Falls Area Community Fund (TRFACF) awarded grants to three local organizations in 2020: the Thief River Falls Food Shelf, the Falls Diverse Abilities Corporation (DAC), and the Thief River Falls Pickleball Association.

These awards are in keeping with the goals of the fund, which are to support local activities that make the TRF area a better place to live and work. Read more…

Photo Gallery of Past Recipients

Past Recipients

Recipient Date Amount Designation
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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