American Legion

The American Legion goals are to perpetuate a 100% Americanism protect and preserve all veterans rights and benefits and help young men and women become productive adults.

Meet: First Thursday of the month

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary supports the American Legion programs and does community service. They work with the school promoting youth Americanism.

Meet: Second Tuesday of each month

Community Club

The Community Club represents and promotes the businesses of the community. They have 38 members

Meet: Quarterly (February, May, August and November) First Monday of these months

Retail Committee

The Retail committee is made up of businesses promoting and sharing advertising costs for five annual events.

Meet: No set date – but meets several times a year

Walnut Grove Area Loggers

The Walnut Grove Area Loggers are a community service organization.

Meet: Third Tuesday of each month

Lions

The Lions are a service organization that supports programs for vision and hearing impaired including care restoration. They also promote various local projects including sponsoring 2 scholarships for 2 students for 2 years.

Meet: Second Thursday of the month at 6:30pm

Micawber Club

The Micawber club is a Federation of Women’s Club. Their focus is community service, fundraising and volunteerism.

Meet: Third Monday of the month

Boy Scouts

The Boy Scout Troop 21 works with young men from Walnut Grove and Westbrook.

Cub Scouts

The Cub Scout Pack 21 works with boys grades 1 – 5 from the Walnut Grove and Westbrook areas. They meet according to their Dens once a month. They have 1 pack out & about every other month and there are several Council sponsored events they promote. They also do several day camps each year.

Meet: Meetings on Thursday at the school from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts carry out the Girl Scout promise and law by being active, responsible citizens. They respect themselves and others through their work and activities. They support the community through service projects.

Meet: Meetings are set when needed

4-H Club

North Hero All Stars club is a community service organization and does volunteer work. They promote personal growth, development and have fun.

Meet: Fourth Monday of the month

Wilder Pageant Committee

The Wilder Pageant Committee promotes and manages the Wilder Pageant event that draws about 10,000 people each year.

Meet: Third Monday of the month at 7:00pm

Wilder Museum Committee

The Wilder Museum’s mission is to operate a combined historical museum and tourist information facility which promotes the general civic, social, education, and economic development of the Walnut Grove, MN community as follows:

  • Provide information about the life of author Laura Ingalls Wilder and other pioneer residents of the Walnut Grove, MN area
  • Collect, catalog, preserve, display, and interpret relevant historical artifacts
  • Educate visitors about the contributions of Laura Ingalls Wilder to literature
  • Provide tourist information to visitors
  • They are a nonprofit organization.

Meet: 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

Walnut Grove Education Foundation

The Walnut Grove Education Foundation administers donations for school projects not funded in the school budget. Donations are tax deductible and can be designated.

Meet: Quarterly

Walnut Grove Development Corp.

The Walnut Grove Development is a funding source to promote new and existing businesses.

Meet: As needed – Annual meeting is in July

Walnut Grove Area Foundation

The Walnut Grove Area Foundation was formed in 1996. A board of nine members meet three times a year to create and promote funding for the Foundation’s base. The members of the board represent a cross section of active volunteers from the community.

Foundation Goal

The Walnut Grove Area Foundation’s Goal is to establish a $500,000 permanent fund. Each year, the earned interest from this trust is reinvested into our community through a yearly grant application process. These grants are awarded to non-profit (501c3) organizations.

Donor Benefits

  • Community Ties: A donation to the foundation can enhance ties with Walnut Grove people and tradition.
  • Donation Security: This Foundation operates under the guidance of Minnesota Foundation. This assures sound management of funds it receives from individuals, families, businesses, organizations, and other foundations.
  • Longevity: Donations will assure the donor that the proceeds will benefit the community beyond the donor’s lifetime.
  • Tax Benefits: Since the Foundation is a (501c3) public charity, all donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Donor Designation: The donor can specify as to what his/her contribution will be used for.
  • Giving Back: It is a way to give back to the community where people had their beginnings.

As of 2004, over $43,000 has been contributed to the Walnut Grove Area Foundation. We invite you to contribute and enhance the community of Walnut Grove. No gift is too large or small. It may be given in your name or remain anonymous.

For Further Information Contact:

Walnut Grove Area Foundation
PO Box 547
Walnut Grove MN 56180
(507) 859-2134