Your support will make a difference

A letter from our Executive Director

The Ely Folk School has a prominent place atop the hill in downtown Ely. You can help us continue to serve as a welcoming presence to tourists, established residents, and newcomers alike.

An investment in the Ely Folk School is an investment in lifelong learning in a world that’s proven there is an infinite amount to learn.

Donors have shared that they give for a variety of reasons, but a common theme is recognition that a donation to the Ely Folk School brings people together.

“The subject matter draws you in,
but the knowledgeable instructors and group environment keep you coming back.” 



The Ely Folk School is a valuable investment

Sponsors & Grants

Ely Folk School is a 501c(3) non-profit
Funded in part by grants from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund), the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust, Minnesota State Arts Board, Operation Round Up through Lake Country Power, and local merchants, organizations, and individuals.