The Nash Foundation makes a limited number of grants in communities and to organizations that are of historic interest to The Foundation. (The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for "Heritage" grants.)

Grand Forks County Historical Society - $2,000

Hennepin History Museum - $2,000

Shelburne Farms - $2,000

Vision Loss Resources - $2,000

Wayzata Historical Society - $2,000

Grand Forks County Historical Society - $2,000

Hennepin History Museum - $2,000

Shelburne Farms - $2,000

Vision Loss Resources - $2,000

Wayzata Historical Society - $2,000

Grand Forks County Historical Society - $2,000

Hennepin History Museum - $2,000

Shelburne Farms - $2,000

Vision Loss Resources - $3,000 (100 Year Celebration)

Wayzata Historical Society - $1,500

Grand Forks Historical Society - $3,000

Hennepin History Museum - $1,500

Shelburne Farms - $2,000

Wayzata Historical Society - $1,500

Chester Fritz Library, Department of Special Collections - $2,000

Grand Forks Historical Society - $2,500

Hennepin History Museum - $1,500

Shelburne Farms - $2,500

Wayzata Historical Society - $1,000

Whatcom Historical Society - $500

2011

Grand Forks Historical Society - $2,500

Hennepin History Museum - $1,500

Shelburne Farms - $2,500

Wayzata Historical Society - $1,500

2011

Grand Forks Historical Society - $2,500

Hennepin History Museum - $1,500

Shelburne Farms - $2,500

Wayzata Historical Society - $1,500

2010

Grand Forks Historical Society - $2,500

Hennepin History Museum - $2,500

Shelburne Farms - $1,500

University of North Dakota, Center for Innovation - $1,000

2009

Grand Forks Historical Society - $3,500

Shelburne Farms - $3,000

Hennepin History Museum - $3,000

2008

Grand Forks Historical Society - $2,500

Shelburne Farms - $2,000

Shelburne Farms - $500 (cemetery maintenance)

Vision Loss Resources - $2,000

Lake Region Heritage Center - $2,500

Hennepin History Museum - $2,000


One of the purposes of The Nash Foundation is to help the communities in which F.P. and W.K. Nash placed their businesses and their families. In response to the floods that devastated Grand Forks, North Dakota in the spring of 1997, the Nash Foundation created the Grand Forks Project to help in rebuilding the community. The project was later renamed the Mary Anna Dyar Grand Forks Project, to honor the spirit and memory of Ms. Dyar, a Foundation Trustee and the last member of her generation. Initial grants were made in July and August 1997, and included over $15,000 raised from family members. Although the flood waters subsided, the Foundation continued the Grand Forks Project for 10 years.

Grand Forks St. Vincent de Paul - $2,000 for food pantry.

University of North Dakota Foundation - $500 for Buzz on Biz day camp.

Grand Forks YMCA - $1,500 for child care center.

Summer Arts Stages - $1,700

Summer Performing Arts - $1,800

Grand Forks Historical Society - $2,500 for Nash Finch Co. exhibit and website design.

Shelburne Farms - $250 (cemetery maintenance)

St. Albans Cemetery - $250

Applebox Film Fest - $2,000

ArtWise - $2,000

Dress for Success - $2,000

Grand Forks Food Cupboard - $1,500 for emergency food baskets for residents of Grand Forks County and East Grand Forks.

Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra - $1,500

Home Delivered Meals - $2,000 for hot, nutritious meals for disabled, elderly and/or homebound people of all ages.

IdeaFest - $2000

Baby Things Boutique - $1,500 for prenatal care program.

Crimson Creek Players - $2,000

Grand Cities Children's Choir - $1,000

Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission - $2,500

Grand Forks Public Schools - $1,500 for “Helping Hands” volunteer program.

Greater Grand Forks Symphony - $1,500 for Students-At-Risk tutorial program.

North Dakota Ballet Company - $1,000

North Dakota Museum of Art - $1,500

UND Anthropology Club & Anthropology Department - $1,000 to offset costs of campus visit by Dr. Jane Goodall.

United Way of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks - $1,500 for emergency child care for low income families.

Crimson Creek Players - $1,500

Empire Arts Center - $1,000

Grand Cities Children's Choir - $1,500

Grand Forks Historical Society - $1,500

Home Delivered Meals, Inc. - $1,500 for hot, nutritious meals for disabled, elderly and/or homebound people of all ages.

North Dakota Museum of Art - $2,000

Success Unlimited, Inc. - $2,000 for Dress for Success program.

Summer Arts Stages - $1,500 for summer arts programming.

United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks - $2,500 for emergency child care for low income families.

ArtWise Elementary Art Show - $2,000 to support three-day art festival.

Community Foundation of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks - $1,000 to support Women's Fund.

Grand Forks Historical Society - $3,000 for new computer/software systems.

Grand Forks Master Chorale - $1,000

Greater Grand Forks Symphony - $1,500

Home Delivered Meals, Inc. - $1,000 for hot, nutritious meals for disabled, elderly and/or homebound people of all ages.

Lutheran Social Services - $2,500 for Healthy Families America program, an early intervention system of care for families with infants who are struggling to cope with family care skills.

Success Unlimited, Inc. - $1,000; organization provides job training and support for people with disabilities, and low income women.

Summer Performing Arts - $2,000; arts education for children grades K-11.

Third Street Clinic - $1,000 for the purchase of medications.

Lutheran Social Services -$1,000 for an early intervention, family-based program for at-risk youth.

Greater Grand Forks Immunization Coalition - $1,500 to support youth immunization program.

Home Delivered Meals, Inc. - $1,000 for hot, nutritious meals for disabled, elderly and/or homebound people of all ages.

Community Foundation of Grand Forks - $3,500 for operating costs.

North Dakota Ballet Company - $2,000 for new flooring.

Fire Hall Theater - $3,000 for new keyboard.

North Dakota Museum of Art - $2,000 for special exhibition.

Greater Grand Forks Youth Symphony - $3,500 general operating support.

Grand Forks Park District - $4,000 for environmental sculpture along the Red River.

Listen Drop-In Center - $2,500 for youth programming.

Pine to Prairie Girl Scouts - $1,000 for program to bring scouting to girls from low-income families.

Park River School District - Park River Theater Project - $6,000 to refurbish historic theater.

ArtWise - $1,500

Dakota Science Center - $2,500

Emergency Child Care Collaborative - $3,000; emergency funding for childcare.

Home Delivered Meals - $3,000 for hot, nutritious meals for disabled, elderly and/or homebound people of all ages.

Lutheran Social Services - $2,000 for Healthy Families America program, an early intervention system of care for families with infants who are struggling to cope with family care skills.

North Dakota Ballet Company - $2,000

Summer Performing Arts - $3,000

Third Street Clinic - $2,000 for health care services and medication to the poor in greater Grand Forks.

University of North Dakota Fritz Library - $6,000

Nash Elementary School - $9,000 for new desks for this rural K-8th grade school in Grafton.

Walsh County Museum - $5,000 challenge grant; county historical museum in Minto.

St. Vincent de Paul Society - $5,000 general operating support.

Red River Valley Community Action - $4,000 to help low income people with housing repairs.

Greater Grand Forks Senior Citizens Association - $6,000 to purchase non-perishable items for food shelf.

Antenna Club - $3,500 for flood-related repairs.

Summer Performing Arts - $4,000 for at-risk youth outreach program.

Fire Hall Theatre - $4,300 general operating support.

North Dakota Museum of Art - $,3500 for summer jazz festival.

Refugee Resettlement Coalition - $1,500

East Grand Forks Food Shelf - $2,500

Greater Grand Forks Emergency Food Cupboard - $2,500

Greater Grand Forks Senior Citizens Association - $2,000

YMCA Grand Forks - $2,000

ArtWise - $1,500

North Dakota Ballet Company - $3,000

Belmont Elementary School - $4,250 for teaching materials and supplies, and $1750 for winter clothing for disadvantaged children.

Center for Innovation - $3,600 to fund two internships to assist organizations with rebuilding efforts.

University of North Dakota Fritz Library - $3,000 for flood-related repairs.

Grand Forks Public Schools Music Program - $2,000 for band uniforms.

The Arc, Upper Valley, Inc. - $3,600 for computer equipment for the Valley Thrift Shoppe.

Salvation Army - $3,800; start-up costs for child care program.

Red River Valley Community Action - $5,000 to domestic violence shelter, and $5,000 assistance for seniors.

COM-PAC - $1,000 to replace materials lost in flood.

Dakota Science Center - $5,000; capital expenditures for new building.

Fire Hall Theatre - $2,500 for new seating.

Greater Grand Forks Symphony - $10,000; general operating support.

North Dakota Ballet Company - $1,500 to replace sound system.

North Dakota Museum of Art - $5,000 to improve community access.

North Valley Arts Council - $5,000 for reconstruction of the Empire Theater.