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Community Foundation Awards Seven Local Grants for 2017

Recipients of 2017 Community Foundation grants
Recipients of 2017 Community Foundation grants

May 24th, 2017 – The New Rockford Community Foundation is pleased to recognize and congratulate the recipients of this year’s local grant awards. Seven organizations were awarded grants this year, totaling $3200 in local funding. All are local non-profit organizations who submitted applications for projects that benefit the New Rockford community.

CHI Health at Home received $500 to support Bereavement and Education programs for their hospice and home health services. This agency provides in-home health and support care, end-of-life care, and grief support for individuals, families, and the communities in their service area.

Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford received $500 for the Cardiac Ready Community project, with the gift earmarked for the purchase of new defibrillator pads for the AED kits throughout the community. Cardiac Ready Community is a designation CASNR is seeking for New Rockford that shows a dedication and ability to provide quick, competent care for victims of cardiac events.

Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts received $500 for their Storefront Revitalization project, renewing and curating the appearance of several of the most historic buildings in New Rockford’s downtown. DPRCA’s theatre, music, and arts programming draws thousands of tourists to the community each year, as well as providing entertainment and cultural experiences to local residents and youth.

Eagles Aerie 2923 received $500 towards their Kitchen/Flooring Renovation project, to update and improve the club facility. The Eagles Club is the site for countless community and private events each year as well as a generous benefactor to dozens of other organizations.

The Eddy County Museum & Historical Society received $400 to help purchase display cases for a planned Law Enforcement Exhibit at the Museum. The Eddy County Historical Society manages a three-building history museum including thousands of artifacts connected to Eddy County’s past, and are devoted to the preservation and presentation of these items for the public.

The Eddy County Rod and Gun Club received $300 to purchase lighting for their new Gun Range, currently under construction just outside of New Rockford. The Rod and Gun Club supports the safe practice and access to outdoor sporting activities for adults and youth, including hunting, target practice, archery, fishing, and more.

The Women’s Auxiliary Cemetery Association received $500 towards the purchase of a new Commercial Lawnmower for improved groundskeeping of Prairie Home and St. John’s Cemeteries, north of New Rockford. The Cemetery Association is responsible for the perpetual maintenance of the 23-acre cemetery, including buildings, trees, monuments, and approximately 3600 gravesites.

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 subsequent years. Each spring, the Foundation advisory board gives away the interest generated by the fund to local groups and organizations, leaving the fund intact to create a secure source of grant money in perpetuity. The fund is administered by the North Dakota Community Foundation, a state-level endowment which manages dozens of similar funds for other North Dakota communities.

The Foundation grant cycle for each year opens April 1 and ends April 30. All non-profit organizations and units of government that primarily serve New Rockford are welcome to apply for funding. To date the Foundation has granted over $17,500 to community projects. More information on the grant process, including application forms, instructions and guidelines, can be found at

To learn more about the NRCF or to make a donation, visit or contact the local coordinator, Jessica Dillon, at (701) 947-2205, or speak to an advisory board member: Josh Guler, Tom Hartl, Laura Hager, Amy Cudworth, Kerri Allmaras, Trisa Fullen, and Alyson Myhre.




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