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Statewide Greatest Needs Grant

Grants to North Dakota Nonprofits and
Agencies to Meet Community Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF)

Deadline Date:

07/31/18 Postmarked or Emailed


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Grants of up to $5,000 to North Dakota nonprofit organizations and government agencies to address community needs. This program has a broad area of focus, and each project will be considered on its merits. In reviewing applications, consideration will be given to the number of people served by the project and the overall community impact.

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 impact of the North Dakota Community Foundation’s grant on the success of the project.

The following guidelines will be used in the prioritizing of grant requests:
-The Board attempts to be as equitable as practical to the various geographic regions of the state.
-The Board places emphasis on helping applicants that have limited access to other sources of funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181538

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $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.

Before submitting an application to NDCF seeking financial assistance, please make certain that your organization is eligible for a grant according to the stated tax exempt requirement.

The following guidelines will be used in the prioritizing of grant requests:
-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 submitted on or before July 31st to be considered for funding.

The Board of Directors will review all applications in September, and you will be notified whether your request was approved or denied. Grant checks are delivered in early October.

Grant Programs:

Contact Information:

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

Register on the Grants Portal to apply:

PO Box 387
711 Riverwood Dr, Suite 2
Bismarck, ND 58502-0387


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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Dakota