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Statewide Greatest Needs Grant

Grants to North Dakota Nonprofits and
Agencies to Meet Communities Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF)

Deadline Date:

07/31/17 Postmarked or Emailed


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Grants of up to $5,000 to North Dakota nonprofit organizations and government agencies for a broad range of activities that benefit communities throughout the State. The Foundation attempts to ensure an equitable distribution of grants throughout the various geographic regions of North Dakota. The Foundation places emphasis on helping applicants that have limited access to other sources of funding.

In considering a formal grant request, NDCF will review the following:

-The composition and commitment of the group’s overseeing body – Board of Directors or Trustees.
-The organization’s management and fiscal integrity.
-The possibility of a grant leveraging additional support.
-The level of local involvement and support.
-The number of people to be served and the impact of the program on the community.
-The degree to which the program duplicates or complements the work of other community organizations.
-The possibility of the program being replicated in another setting.
-The extent to which the project reflects an imaginative or new approach to a problem.
-The impact of the North Dakota Community Foundation’s grant on the success of the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181538

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants generally do not exceed $5,000.

Term of Contract:

NDCF does not make multi-year grant commitments. You may submit a new request each year if additional funding is needed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

NDCF makes grants only to those organizations designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt groups or government agencies.


-A low priority will be given to projects already substantially supported by government, or which in the opinion of the NDCF Board, can and should be provided for by taxes.

-Grants for sectarian projects will receive a low priority.

-Grants to national organizations will receive a low priority.

-Grants will be denied to organizations and projects that exist to influence legislation, carry on propaganda, participate in political campaigns, or which threaten to cause significant controversy or divisiveness.

-A low grant priority will be given to those organizations which field substantial fund-raising each year with paid and volunteer staff.

-Grants are not made to individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

Requests must be postmarked or emailed by July 31 to be considered for funding.

Contact Information:

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

NDCF Grants
PO Box 387
Bismarck, ND 58502-0387

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Dakota