River Falls Public Library Big Fun Lab

Community stakeholders gathered the morning of Dec. 8, 2019, to view the completed Big Fun Lab in the River Falls Public Library gallery and cut the big red ribbon to announce its upcoming opening. From left: Russ Korpela, Jamie Benson, Dan Ross, Nick Jackson, Michelle Rinehart, Chris Myers, Melissa Kolb, Monica LaVold, Cole Zrostlik, Terry McKay, Joyce Breen, Cheryl Ross, Elaine Baumann, Rebecca Ferguson, Judie Babcock, Robert Wing and Kevin Pechacek. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia

The River Falls Community Foundation is accepting applications for its Big Idea Grant.

Individuals, groups, and businesses, troops and organizations from the River Falls area who have an innovative, community-minded project may apply. Applicants must have a 501(c)(3) designation as fiscal agent or partner.

In 2019, the River Falls Public Library received a grant to create the Big Fun Lab, a pop-up indoor play and exploration space for babies through tweens and their families.

In 2018, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin-St. Croix Valley Region to support the development of Sporting World, a used sporting goods store at 707A N. Main St.

In 2020, the foundation committed its Big Idea grant dollars to the COVID-19 Response Fund.

Applications for 2021 are open and must be received by midnight Aug. 2.

For more information and the application, visit www.scvfoundation.org/rfcf-grants, email RFCF@scvfoundation.org or call 715-386-9490.

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