About Community Endowment Funds

The Community Endowment Fund program is a signature program of the North Dakota Community Foundation. A community of any size may create a permanent, flexible financial resource to support nonprofit projects and programs under the umbrella of the North Dakota Community Foundation. The Foundation provides professional management of the funds, as well as ongoing support from our experienced staff. Because the fund is a component of the North Dakota Community Foundation, there is no need to create a separate nonprofit entity with by-laws, a Board of Directors, or staff. An Advisory Committee of local citizen volunteers builds the fund through annual fundraising campaigns, and makes grants to eligible nonprofit or community projects each year. The North Dakota Community Foundation provides the 501(c)(3) structure and professional staff.

Currently, 63 communities participate in the Community Endowment Fund program. Using the interactive map below, click on the star closest to your town and follow the link to your community's endowment fund page. You may also use the list below the map to find your community. If your community doesn't have an endowment fund, and you would like information about how to start one, please contact us.

(Note: Red star communities are managed by our Development Director West, John Heinen (701-590-4614), green star communities by Development Director Central, Kara Geiger (701-222-8349), and blue star communities by Development Director East Amy Warnke (701-741-3193).)

Adams County Community Foundation
Anamoose Area Community Foundation
Ashley Community Endowment Fund
Bismarck/Mandan Area Community Foundation
Bottineau Community Endowment Fund
Bowman-Slope Community Foundation
Breckenridge/Wahpeton Community Foundation
Carrington Community Endowment Fund
Casselton Community Endowment Fund
Cavalier Community Foundation
Clarence Johnson & Eunice Iwen Community Foundation for Arthur
Cooperstown Community Foundation
Dickinson Area Community Foundation
Drayton Area Community Foundation
Ellendale Area Community Foundation
Emerado Community Foundation
Enderlin Area Community Endowment Fund
Fairmount Community Endowment Fund
Finley Community Endowment Fund
Galesburg Area Foundation
Garrison Area Community Foundation
Glen Ullin Community Foundation
Golden Valley County Community Foundation
Grafton Community Endowment Fund
Hannaford Area Community Foundation
Harvey Area Community Foundation
Hebron Community Foundation
Hillsboro Community Foundation
Hope Area Community Foundation
Hurdsfield Community Endowment Fund
Jamestown Community Foundation
Kenmare Area Community Foundation
Killdeer Area Community Foundation
Kindred Area Community Foundation
Larimore Community Endowment Fund
Larry Wilwant Fund for Pembina, ND
Lisbon Community Endowment Fund
Maddock Community Endowment Fund
McKenzie County Community Foundation
Minnewaukan Community Endowment Fund
Milnor Community Foundation
Minot Community Endowment Fund
Mohall Area Community Foundation
Mott-Regent Community Foundation
New England Community Foundation
New Rockford Community Foundation
New Salem Area Community Foundation
Oakes Area Community Foundation
Park River Community Endowment Fund
Parshall Area Community Foundation
Pierce County Endowment Fund
Richardton Community Endowment Fund
Rolla Community Endowment Fund
Rugby Community Endowment Fund
Sherwood / Antler Community Foundation
Stanley Area Community Foundation
Strasburg Area Community Foundation
Tioga Community Foundation
Towner County Community Foundation
Walhalla Area Community Foundation
Westhope Area Community Foundation
Williston Area Community Foundation
Wishek Area Community Foundation

  • Jessica, New Rockford

    "Thank you for the impact you have on our work and our community!"