Pictured below are 12 of our 30 oral history subjects, clockwise from top left –– Merdy Hayes Jakovich, John Schroeder, Stacey Olson, Doug Aitken, Patty Walls, Nathan Bergstedt, LaNea Johnson, Aaron Brown, Ann Killian, Simeon Aitken, Anna Camille, Nathan Mariano.
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FUNDING TO DATE
UPDATE - JULY 6, 2018
UPDATE: A project of this scale & magnitude is only possible with generous and dedicated support from community members and organizations. We are still racing towards the finish line for funding with the partnership of the Itasca Historical Society (ICHS) and fund stewardship at the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation (GRACF).
SO HERE'S THE GREAT NEWS! THE IRRRB (MN Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation) has awarded a Culture & Tourism (matching) Grant to the Itasca County Historical Society to help fund the Grace Oral History project! But we need your help to secure it!
It's a $10K matching grant which means every community donation will be matched by the IRRRB - up to $10,000! NOW is the time to donate to ensure community dollars are doubled by this grant. The project still needs to raise $1545 to reach full matching fund potential after which we can then begin editing all 30+ hours of filmed interviews to release the Grace Oral History Project exhibit to the Itasca County Historical Society and to the public as soon as possible!
You can make a tax-deductible donation by scrolling down to the DONATE section.
Thank you for your valued and continued support! :)
MATCHED COMMUNITY FUNDING
To reach our goal, help us secure an IRRRB $10K matching grant by donating today!
We have raised $8455 through Itasca community funding with a remaining $1545 needed to reach our final goal.
Overall, the project still needs to raise $1545 for this project to be completed.
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Donating through Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
To give online via credit card, you can do so at:
Stop in, the coffee is always on!! They can answer any questions you might have about the fund.
They are located at: 350 NW 1st Ave, Suite E, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.
They LOVE getting mail! Send your check to:
350 NW 1st Ave, Suite E, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.
BE SURE TO:
Make checks payable to "GRACF".
Write "PICTURE GRACE FUND" on the memo line.
Include your mailing information so they can send you a receipt.