NV&ME in “The Forks”

Check out where it all began
NV 360 Report
NV 360 Article

Makin’ a great place to live by engaging talent, energy, and resources

“NV&ME”, an action team & micro-grant program, connects, inspires and empowers residents to get connected and act on findings of the “NV360-North Valley/New Vision” community visioning project. The goal is to connect and strengthen groups of like-minded citizens to make positive impacts in the following areas


  • Infusing “more fun” in the community
  • Supporting arts, culture, parks, recreation and greenway activities
  • Strong neighborhoods
  • Basic needs are met


  • All citizens have access to free and public information


  • Youth, college grads young professionals want to live here
  • Creative workforce development strategies supporting business


  • Embracing social innovation; empowering locals to solve issues and improve community

NV&ME, community collaboration received a Bush Foundation Grant to create an action team and task forces to address issues and seize opportunities in the areas listed above. A micro-grant program, “Forkin It Over” will provide $70,000 in each 2014 and 2015 to support the effort.

PARTNERS: Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region, Chamber of Commerce, City of Grand Forks, City of East Grand Forks, and the Center of Innovation.

Grand Forks Herald Article