Through the generosity of our donors, we’ve been able to award the following grants.
2023 GRANTS AWARDED
1To date, the Foundation has awarded $10,069.
- A $5,000 grant was awarded to the Nicollet American Legion for building repairs and improvements.
- The Nicollet Fire Department received $2,769 for a new rescue airbag set
- The GNACF sponsored the Nicollet American Legion Friendship Days Tractor Pull with a grant of $750
- The NPS K-4 classes were awarded $400 for the MSU Children’s Theatre Production.
- Immanuel Lutheran School (Courtland) was granted $400 for a Field Trip to the State Capitol.
- NPS Preschool Little Raiders School Readiness was given $600 for Field Trips.
- Just for Kix Dance Team was granted $150 to help fund their trip to Florida to perform at the Reliaquest Bowl.
2022 GRANTS AWARDED
2021 GRANTS AWARDED
2020 GRANTS AWARDED
In 2020, we awarded $25,765.
- To support the need for meals in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, $14,703 was given to the Food Program. Click on the link to read more about the success of the program. Food Program 2020
- The City of Nicollet received a donation of $3,603 to finalize the “Welcome to Nicollet” sign.
- Feeding our Community Partners received $2,500 to support the Back Pack Food Program .
- A grant of $2,400 was awarded to the Nicollet Public School for a camera system for event streaming.
- The Junior Achievement program at Nicollet Public School received a grant of $1,500 for hands on training in business and economics.
- Friends of Learning Back to School Program used their $500 grant to purchase school supplies for local students.
- The Little Raiders field trip (Nicollet Public School) was made possible, in part, due to the $400 grant they received.
- A donation of $159.75 was given for the sanitizing stations at the Nicollet City Park.
2019 GRANTS AWARDED
2018 GRANTS AWARDED
2017 GRANTS AWARDED
2016 GRANT DISTRIBUTION
In 2016, we had the opportunity to award over $14,300 to the community!
- $10,000 was donated to the City of Nicollet for a “Welcome to Nicollet” sign along the new Highway 14. The sign was installed in 2020.
- A grant of $250.00 was awarded to the Children’s Museum.
- The Nicollet Public school was able to purchase a tuba and leather folders with the help of a $1,340 grant.
- $2,000 was donated to the Nicollet Ice Rink, including improvements to the warming house.
- From the Education Endowment Fund, $250 funded the MSU Theater Group visitation with K-4 students from Nicollet Public School, Trinity and Immanuel.
- $500 was awarded to the Nicollet Chamber of Commerce for a pass through donation.
2015 GRANT DISTRIBUTION
In 2015, the GNACF again received a $2,500 cash donation and a matching $2,500 from the J.A. Wedum Foundation. These contributions, along with an additional $2,600 allowed the Foundation to continue to give back to the Greater Nicollet Area by awarding grants to the following recipients:
- $2,500 was awarded to the Nicollet Public School Booster Club to help facilitate the NPS 100th anniversary celebration.
- Partnering with Hewitt Lifts and Roll-A-Dock, the Foundation donated $1,300 to purchase an all-purpose welder for the ag/industrial arts shop at Nicollet Public High School.
- The Nicollet Fire Department received $1,500 to purchase Air Pacs, hoses and nozzles.
- To support the performing arts, $1,340 was donated to Nicollet Public School to purchase a tuba and leather music folders.
- The Foundation continued to partner with the Nicollet Lions Club and together added wood chips to the Nicollet Green Space Park children’s play area. The Foundation donated $961.
2014 GRANT DISTRIBUTION
In 2014, the Foundation named 3 grant recipients as the result of a $2,500 cash donation and a matching amount from the J.A. Wedum Foundation. The recipients were:
- $2,000 to the Nicollet Public School (NPS) Agriculture/Industrial Arts Department project dedicated to to upgrading equipment and making it OSHA compliant and to address related program improvements in the agricultural department.
- $2,000 to the NPS press box project for its sound system
- $1,000 to the City of Nicollet for the proposed green space park project to improve the volleyball court sand base.