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Community Foundation Opportunity Funds

Grants to North Dakota and Minnesota Nonprofits
for Arts, Human Services, Education, and Environment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

08/17/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to North Dakota and Minnesota nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks region. Applications will be considered for programs in the areas of community and human services, arts and culture, education, human rights, and green spaces.

Program Areas:

Arts and Culture - Provide exposure and access to artistic and cultural experiences which generate artistic growth and creativity for all ages.

Community and Human Services - Support programs, projects, and activities that promote community or human services to all.

Education - Assist individuals in gaining knowledge and developing life-long learning skills through educational programs, projects, and activities.

Green Spaces - Improve, benefit, or make use of public accessible green spaces and natural environment along the Greenway through programs, projects, and activities. Benefits may include, but are not limited to, maintenance and permanent capital improvements, support for public use awareness, marketing, environmental education, and related activities.

Human Rights - Support efforts that raise awareness and promote understanding and respect for human rights among all through education, mediation and conflict resolution, celebrations and intervention program, projects, and activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174146

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 - $3,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Foundation distributes funds to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations throughout the region.

Applications will NOT be considered for the following: non-program operating expenses, individuals, annual appeals, membership drives, endowments or capital campaigns, religious organizations for religious purposes, or projects of organizations with discriminatory employment or program practices.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations planning to apply for a grant through the Community Foundation are strongly encouraged to attend an application workshop prior to submission. RSVP for a workshop by July 30.

Workshop Opportunities:
Tuesday, July 31, 10:00 - 11:00am
Wednesday, August 1, 2:00 - 3:00pm

Workshops are held at The 701 Coworking Space, 33 S 3rd St Ste D, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Pre-Application Information:

2018 Application Available: July 16, 2018
2018 Application Deadline: August 17, 2018 by 5:00 PM

Registration for the online portal is strongly required well in advance of application submission.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to apply online:

Phone: (701) 746-0668

Community Foundation of GF, EGF & Region
620 DeMers Avenue
​Grand Forks, ND 58201

Becca Bahnmiller, Executive Director

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: East Grand Forks Region;   North Dakota: Grand Forks Region