Special Projects

The Nash Foundation makes a limited number of grants in communities and to organizations that are of historic interest to The Foundation.

2017

Grand Forks County Historical Society ($2,000)

Hennepin History Museum ($2,000)

Shelburne Farms ($2,000)

Wayzata Historical Society ($2,000)

 

 2016

Grand Forks County Historical Society ($2,000)

Hennepin History Museum ($2,000)

Shelburne Farms ($2,000)

Wayzata Historical Society ($2,000)

 

2015

Grand Forks County Historical Society ($2,000)

Hennepin History Museum ($2,000)

Shelburne Farms ($2,000)

Vision Loss Resources ($3,000); in honor of their 100 Year Celebration.

Wayzata Historical Society ($1,500)

 

2014

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)

 

2013

Grand Forks Historical Society ($2,500)

Hennepin History Museum ($1,500)

Shelburne Farms ($2,500)

Wayzata Historical Society ($1,000)

Whatcom Historical Society ($500)

 

2012

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); for cemetery maintenance.

Vision Loss Resources ($2,000)

Lake Region Heritage Center ($2,500)

Hennepin History Museum ($2,000)

Mary Anna Dyar Grand Forks Project

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.

2007

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)

2006

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)

2005

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.

2004

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.

2003

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); job training and support for people with disabilities, and low income women.

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

2002

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)

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)

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.

2001

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.

2000

St. Vincent de Paul Society ($5,000)

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)

North Dakota Museum of Art ($3,500) for summer jazz festival.

1999

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)

1998

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 ($10,000); for domestic violence shelter, and for 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)

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.