Joseph Urdahl-Twin Valley Gary Area Community Fund

Joseph Urdahl-Twin Valley Gary Area Community Fund

August 31, 2022 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Twin Valley, MN — The Twin Valley-Gary Area Community Fund and Joseph Urdahl Memorial Fund announce the opening of its 2022 Grant Round on September 6, 2022.  Grant applications in support of charitable, educational and public purpose projects that will enhance or improve the quality of life for residents and/or visitors of the Twin Valley-Gary area will be considered. This area is further defined as the area covered by the Norman County East school district, and includes Lake Ida, Wild Rice, Flom, Fossum, Rockwell and Home Lake townships.

A total of $16,000 will be awarded to grant applicants. The minimum grant award is $500.

Grants will be considered from any nonprofit organization or public agency whose project addresses one of the following topics:  education, economic development, healthcare, environment and recreation, cultural and community service and that benefit the residents of the defined area, according to board member Ben Fall.

Special consideration will be given to a project that collaborates with others, provides a long-term impact, and has the ability to use the grant funds within twelve months of the award.

A “Final Report” must be completed by any previous grant recipient prior to consideration of a new application.

Applications are available at the Twin Valley City Hall.  An electronic copy of the application can be downloaded from the Open Grant Round tab at

Twin Valley-Gary Area Community Fund / Joseph Urdahl Memorial Fund grant applications are due October 28, 2022. 

Completed applications may be dropped off or mailed to:
Twin Valley City Hall Karen Bergstrom
107 Second Street SW 1543 County Hwy 28
P.O. Box 307 Twin Valley, MN 56584
Twin Valley, MN 56584-0307

Fall talks more about the history of the Joseph Urdahl-Twin Valley Gary Area Community Fund and their partnership with the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, who helps manage their funds.

And Fall says they are also currently looking for another member to serve on their board, who helps make decisions about the fund and the grant process.

Grants will be awarded by December 01, 2022. For questions about the application or about joining their board, call Karen Bergstrom at 218-584-5266 or 218-368-5113.