Park Rapids Area Community Fund announces grant awards

The PRACF chose to support a safety camp, a mentor program, a public art installation, added storage at the food shelf and a downtown mural.


The Park Rapids Area Community Fund (PRACF) awarded grants totaling $12,000 on Dec. 14.

According to a news release from PRACF, 12 grant applications were submitted, requesting a total of almost $50,000 toward projects valued at $517,000.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations and projects:

  • Park Rapids Community Education for a safety camp.

  • BIO Girls, Inc. for a mentor program.

  • The Park Rapids Arts and Culture Advisory Commission to purchase the AntVenture sculpture.

  • The Hubbard County Food Shelf to expand storage space.

  • Heartland Arts for the Pioneer Park mural.

The PRACF is a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, a public, charitable foundation promoting investment, collaboration and philanthropy across 12 counties. The PRACF’s mission is to support charitable, educational and public-purpose projects to enhance the quality of life in the Park Rapids area. For more information, visit

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