Community Funding Sources

As the center for community giving, we strive to be a resource for our local charitable organizations.

CHS Foundation
Funding Areas:
  • University Partnerships
  • Rural Youth Leadership Development
  • Returning Value to Rural Communities
  • Cooperative Education
  • Farm and Agricultural Safety
Farm Credit Services Rural Community Grant Fund
Grants up to $50,000 will be available within the Rural Community Grant Fund to facilitate infrastructure improvement and/or development initiatives encompassing housing projects, health, safety and environmental programs, medical facilities, educational programs and more. The Rural Community Grant Fund will be funded annually by the income earned by AgriBank, FCB, on its mineral interests within western North Dakota, as designated by its Board of Directors. AgriBank, FCB acquired its mineral interests in western North Dakota as a result of loan activity following the Great Depression.

  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Civic and Community Activities
  • Culture and Art
  • Environment
Montana-Dakota Utilities Community Opportunity Fund
Environmental Community Opportunity Funding Areas:
  • Environmental Projects
  • Nature Trail Development
  • Wildlife Area Enhancement
  • Recycling
  • Community Cleanup Projects
Minot Community Endowment Fund
Karen Gates
(701) 857-6241

Souris Valley United Way
Funding Areas:

  • Social and human service needs in Ward County
  • Projects and Iniatives that promote and support mental, physical and spiritual well being of residents of North Central North Dakota.
Verendrye - Operation Roundup
Operation Roundup Funding Areas:
  • Charitable
  • Education
  • Scientific
  • Health
  • Safety
Walmart Foundation
Five available funding programs:
  • Scholarship Program
  • State Giving Program
  • National Giving Program
  • WalMart Store Giving Program (Local)
  • Sam's Club Giving Program
Xcel Energy Foundation
Funding Areas:
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Arts and Culture
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MACF Grants $5,000 to Hostfest Storytelling Project

The Minot Area Community Foundation (MACF) has granted $5,000 to the Hostfest Heritage Foundation.  Funding was granted in the form of a challenge grant, where MACF matched dollar-for-dollar contributions for the project. This grant

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