Fairmount Community Endowment Fund

About the Fairmount Community Endowment Fund

Established in 2011 with a gift from the family of Claire and Evelyn Hermes, the Fairmount Community Endowment Fund provides a method of receiving funds/donations to benefit projects and non-profit organizations in the Fairmount area. The Fairmount Community Endowment Fund is affiliated with the North Dakota Community Foundation, which is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation under IRS code 501(C)3 and North Dakota State law. Gifts to the Fairmount Community Endowment Fund are tax deductible to the full extent of federal and state law.

Mission Statement: To improve the quality of life in Fairmount through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy.

The Fairmount Community Endowment Fund is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually.
 

Local Advisory Committee

Jon Nelk, Chair
Carmen Swanson
Tina Stiles
Yolanda Luick
Curtis Mosher
Katie Althoff
Amy Smellie
Bev Steffens, ex-officio member.

Contact

Jon Nelk
PO Box 132
Fairmount, ND 58030

How to Apply for a Grant from the Fairmount Community Endowment Fund

Granting Guidelines

  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the community of Fairmount.
  • Grants will generally not exceed $1,000 per application. Organizations may qualify for one grant per year.
  • Annually, a minimum 25% of the grantable balance (not to exceed $2,000) shall be awarded to the Fairmount Public School for the Claire and Evelyn Hermes Scholarship.
  • Grants will not be given for day-to-day operations.
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • To be considered for a grant, organizations must submit a completed application which contains all information requested on the application form.
  • Grants will be awarded in the Spring of each year.

To Apply:  Download an application form and mail completed form to:

Jon Nelk
Fairmount Community Endowment Fund
PO Box 132
Fairmount, ND 58030

Grants from the Fairmount Community Endowment Fund in 2014

  • Fairmount Park Board - Maintenance Equipment:  $1,000
  • Fairmount Public School - Claire & Evelyn Hermes Merit Scholarship:  $1,200

Other Funds Managed by NDCF in the Fairmount Area

Claire & Evelyn Hermes Merit Scholarship: Established in 2011 by the children of Claire and Evelyn Hermes, the Claire and Evelyn Hermes Merit Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors, college freshman, college sophomores and/or college juniors from Fairmount, ND Public High School to continue their post-secondary education.