A fund partner of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Dawson Community Foundation benefits Dawson, Minnesota.

Mission Statement

To connect the needs of the community to the passion of donors with the goal of enhancing our community resources and spirit.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $130,200

Fiscal Year 2013 Grantmaking

Awarded grants totaling $5,336, including:

  • City of Dawson for Gnometown Holiday Lights project
  • Dawson-Boyd Arts Association for a concert by the St. Anthony Brass Quintet

Local Contact Information

Dawson Community Foundation
PO Box 269
Dawson, MN 56232
Telephone: (320) 769-4337

Board Members

  • David Pederson, Chair
  • Sandy Smaagaard, Secretary
  • Vern Silvernale, Treasurer
  • Sharilyn Bates
  • Deb Breberg
  • Loren Femrite
  • Karen Houff
  • Dr. Phil Maus
  • John Tollefson

Family of Funds

  • Dawson-Boyd Alumni Association Endowment Fund
  • Dawson Ruzick, Seeling, Gustafson (RSG) Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Dr. Philip W. Maus Scholarship Endowment Fund of Johnson Memorial Foundation
  • Johnson Memorial Foundation Fund
  • Lac qui Parle Museum Endowment Fund
  • Maureen M. Yagodka, Ph.D. Memorial Fund
  • Russell and Betty Dahl Memorial Endowment Fund for the Benefit of Dawson-Boyd Public School Music Department

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