Northwoods Bank CEO, Mark Hewitt and his wife Peggy Hewitt of Park Rapids created the Hewitt Family Charitable Fund in 2002, to provide support for charitable projects or activities in the Park Rapids and Nevis area. Their focus is on projects which don’t ordinarily receive the financial help and attention they need, but are just as worthy as those that are more conventional. They are especially interested in projects affecting children and youth. They continue to build their family fund to the point where the grants they are able to make from endowment earnings will have a great impact.
Peggy said that they have always recognized the importance of being involved, whether it is with school, community, church or civic organizations. She said, “The Hewitt Family Charitable Fund is another avenue to reflect, strengthen and sustain that philosophy. We are proud of our community and its schools and are delighted and blessed to be able to invest in its future."
They also want their children to learn the value of giving for the common good. “We could bequeath all our assets to our children,” Mark Hewitt said, “but I think it’s very important for them to make their own way as much as possible. I hope that by showing them how we can help other individuals and organizations, they’ll better appreciate their own advantages and use their future earning power to help as well.”
The Hewitt Family Charitable Fund is a component fund of the Northwest MN Foundation (NMF). All administrative functions are handled by NFM. For further information follow the link below for contact information: http://www.nwmf.org/grants/component-fund-grants
A grant application form for submission to NMF