With the ongoing challenges due to COVID-19, the Northwest Alliance Community Foundation (NACF) took a different approach to our Fall Grant cycle. In response to our outreach to the 7 local school districts in our giving area, NACF donated $1,000 to each of these school districts for the purpose of helping teachers and students get back to school safely during the pandemic. The donation of $1,000 to each of the school districts will generally be used for pandemic related supplies this year.
Frederic, Webster, St. Croix Falls and Siren school districts will use these funds for purchasing safety items, PPE and Plexiglas dividers. Unity plans to use these funds to help with signage in the cafeteria and hallways, Luck will use these funds to support teachers, and Grantsburg will use these funds to help provide internet access. NACF is grateful for our donors who have made this support to our schools possible.
NACF generally awards grants in the Spring and in the Fall to local nonprofit organizations in Burnett County and in northern Polk County. In addition to our regular grant cycle, NACF has grants available through our Environment Fund all year around.
(The above photos were taken at the Luck School District teachers’ lunch provided by a NACF grant)