Clarence Johnson & Eunice Iwen Community Foundation for Arthur, ND

About the Clarence Johnson & Eunice Iwen Community Foundation

Clarence Johnson and Eunice Iwen

Established in 2005 through a generous gift from the Clarence Johnson & Eunice Iwen estate, this fund benefits  youth and community projects and activies in the Arthur, ND area.  The Foundation is affiliated with the North Dakota Community Foundation, which is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under IRS code 501(c)(3) and North Dakota Law.

The community foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Kelly Johnson
Jody Burgum
Greg Gebeke
Mike Sjursen
Scott Kroeger


Scott Kroeger
PO Box 101
Arthur, ND 58006


Email Scott

or contact Amy Warnke, NDCF Development Director, at 701-795-1531.

How to Apply for a Grant

Grant Guidelines
Organizations applying for grants from the Community Foundation for Arthur must meet the following guidelines:

  • Grants will be limited to those organizations and/or projects that provide a direct service or benefit to the Arthur area as determined by the Advisory Board.
  • Grants will made only to those organizations designated as a government entity or a non-profit, tax exempt group under IRS code 501(c)(3).
  • Grants will not be made to individuals.
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • Low priority will be given to applications that will be funding day-to-day operations of an organization.
  • Grants will be made twice each year with application deadlines of April 1 and October 1.

Other Granting Considerations
Advisory Board members will look at the following factors when making granting decisions:

  • The impact of the grant on the success of the project
  • The number of people benefiting from the project and the overall impact on the community
  • Community financial and in-kind donations toward the project
  • Organizational management and integrity of the organization
  • Level of local involvement and support

**Applicants may be asked to appear before the granting committee to answer questions or clarify information in the application.

To Apply: Download application form and send completed application to:

Scott Kroeger
PO Box 101
Arthur, ND 58006

Grants Awarded by the Clarence Johnson and Eunice Iwen Fund in 2014

The Good Samaritan Society has received numerous grants from the Clarence Johnson & Eunice Iwen Community Foundation over the years.


  • Good Samaritan - $3,000 for the Home Day program
  • City of Arthur - $650 for flowers on Main Street
  • City of Arthur - $650 for new flags for Main Street
  • Arthur Fire Department - $15,000 for payment on new fire truck
  • Northern Cass School - $4,000 for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp
  • Northern Cass Dollars for Scholars - $5,000 for local scholarships
  • Clarence Johnson and Eunice Iwen named Scholarship Fund - $5,009
  • JDA - $41,700 toward debt payment on the Arthur Mall
  • Northern Cass School - $50,000 toward bond payment on School Addition

Other Funds Managed by NDCF in Arthur, ND

Dorothy W. Burgum Non-Endowment Fund Established in 1999

Frederick & Jody Burgum Family Non-Endowment Fund Established in 1998

Northern Cass Education Foundation  Established in 2000 by Northern Cass School for educational purposes.