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Grants to North Dakota Nonprofits for Projects and Programs to Benefit Residents in Eligible Regions

Tom and Frances Leach Foundation Grants


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Funding Source
Tom and Frances Leach Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: North Dakota: Bismarck-Mandan area and Western North Dakota

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/30/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to North Dakota nonprofit organizations for projects and programs that benefit residents in eligible regions. Programs may fall into one of the following focus areas: human services, health and science, arts and humanities, and education. A significant portion of the Foundation's grantmaking is focused in the Bismarck-Mandan area and Western North Dakota areas.

The Foundation support effective organizations that are creating significant, lasting and transformational change either through smart and innovative responses to today's needs or through systematic solutions that address the root causes of economic and societal challenges.

Focus Areas:

  • Education: A quality education is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in life.
    • Educational Opportunities: The Foundation's education goal is for all of North Dakota's children, regardless of the socio-economic status, to be equipped with the building blocks for lifelong learning and healthy social-emotional development. The Foundation supports high-performing schools and evidence-based programs that have the capacity to make dramatic educational gains for all students. The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation's commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities spans from early childhood through secondary education.

  • Health & Science
    • Facilities/Clinics: The Foundation aims to increase and improve the availability of superior medical care by supporting hospitals primarily in the Bismarck-Mandan and Western North Dakota areas.
    • Mental Health: The Foundation's goal is to support those with mental illness by sponsoring education, advocacy and community service programs. The Foundation support organizations working to expand and enhance resource options for individuals and families impacted by mental health challenges.
    • Disease Specific Support: The Foundation works to improve treatment and care for patients with specific diseases by funding projects at hospitals and clinics
  • Human Services
    • Quality of Life Improvement: The Foundation supports services that help the vulnerable of all ages in the Bismarck-Mandan and Western North Dakota areas to maintain or enhance their quality of life, which may be threatened by lack of financial resources, emotional crises, disabling conditions, or an inability to protect themselves.
  • Arts & Humanities: The Foundation supports preserving and expanding artistic knowledge by funding programs such as those which include or combine both arts and humanities disciplines in the visual, performing and literary fields. Communities are built by helping them discover their cultural assets, building audiences and promoting the excellence of the creative sector. The humanities explore the nature and value of human experience through literature, history, theology, philosophy and the disciplines of social and political science.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be nonprofit organizations and recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)3.

The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation Does Not Fund:
- Individuals
- For-profit businesses
- Organizations that do not have a Federal Tax ID Number

Pre-Application Information
Next Grant Deadline: 06/30

Should a grant request be successfully approved, grantees will be notified by mail, and awards will be issued on or before December 31st of that year.

Please note that the Foundation generally accepts only one application per grantee per year.

What the Foundation supports:

Contact Information
Apply online:

The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation, Inc.
1720 Burnt Boat Drive
PO Box 1136
Bismarck, ND 58502-1136

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