New Rockford, ND

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Community Foundation Accepting 2018 Grant Applications

March 26th, 2018 – The New Rockford Community Foundation advisory board is now seeking applications for its ninth annual round of grants. A total of $3600 is available to disperse this grant cycle to local projects. The deadline to submit applications is 4 p.m. Monday April 30, 2018, to the New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation (NRABC) office at City Hall in New Rockford.

Applicants to the NRCF must be an organization designated as a non-profit, tax-exempt group under IRS code 501(c)(3), have an official relationship with government such as a school, park district, or city, or have a qualified 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor such as the NRABC. Grants will be given to organizations that primarily serve the community of New Rockford, and will generally not support an organization’s day-to-day operational expenses. Grant size will be determined by the number of applicants and the impact of the project on the community.

The Foundation awarded seven grants in 2017. Recipient organizations were CHI Health at Home, Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford, Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts, Eagles Aerie 2923, Eddy County Museum, Eddy County Rod & Gun Club, and the Women's Auxiliary Cemetery Association. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded 38 grants totaling $17,651 to local projects.

The New Rockford Community Foundation is a permanent fund created in 2008 through individual and business donations, and grown through fundraisers and donations over the past eight years. Each spring, the Foundation board gives away the interest generated by the fund to local groups and organizations, leaving the fund intact to generate more grant money in perpetuity.

The Foundation recently held its annual signature fundraising event, “Deal or No Deal”, which earned over $9,500 for the endowment fund through ticket sales, 50/50 raffles, and generous sponsor donations. The endowment fund total at the end of 2017 was just over $108,000 in permanent capital.

NRCF grant applications are available at the New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation office in City Hall, or online at For more information about the New Rockford Community Foundation or how to apply for a grant, please contact local coordinator Jessica Hawkes at (701) 947-2830.




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