Walnut Grove Area Foundation Endowment Fund
Project for Southwest Initiative Foundation

An affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Walnut Grove Area Foundation benefits the Walnut Grove area in Minnesota.

Mission Statement
To build an endowment that responds to the needs and opportunities of the community through innovative thinking, grantmaking and scholarships and leave a legacy for the future.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $128,175

Fiscal Year 2016 Grantmaking

Awarded grants totaling $14,213

ISD #2898 - Westbrook-Walnut Grove to:

  • support the 6th grade field trip to the MN History Center
  • support scholarships for two Westbrook Walnut Grove students Walnut Grove Alfred Nelson Post 267 to support a memorial to recognize veterans of the Walnut Grove area
  • support the Westbrook Walnut Grove summer reading program
  • support the WWG Senior High Band and Choir field trip

Walnut Grove Ambulance Service to purchase radio equipment

Walnut Grove Fire Department purchase helmet-mounted flashlights

Local Contact Information 
Walnut Grove Area Foundation
c/o Walnut Grove EDA
PO Box 547
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Telephone: (507) 859-2551
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Board Members

  • Joel Swanson, Vice-Chair
  • Monica Otto, Secretary
  • Dave Hemp, Treasurer
  • Sarah Warner
  • David Hoyt 
  • Buddy Bauman
  • Dale DeSmith
  • Jeff Harnack
  • Pamela Steffen


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