Your support will make a difference

A letter from our Board Chair

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 Ely Folk School is a valuable investment

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

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, Operation Round Up through Lake Country Power, and local merchants, organizations, and individuals.