Garrison Area Community Foundation

About the Garrison Area Community Foundation

Established in 2011 by Better Living for Garrison, Inc., the Garrison Area Community Foundation provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Garrison 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 Garrison Area Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Keith Witt 
Ron Krebsbach 
Scott Foss 
Mike Gackle
Deb Youngs
Judith Iverson
Nick Klemisch
Sue Schreiner
Susan Schlehr
Tod Graeber
Terry Vandal

Contact

Keith Witt
PO Box 445
Garrison, ND 58540

701-463-2631

Send an Email

or contact Kara Geiger at the North Dakota Community Foundation.

Apply for a Grant from the Garrison Area Community Foundation

  • Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies. Groups without such designation seeking to apply may enlist a fiscal sponsor. Please contact Kara at NDCF for more information.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within the Garrison community. 
  • Grants to religious organizations shall be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community. 
  • Application forms will be available online at www.NDCF.net/Garrison. 
  • Completed applications are due on or before October 1 of each year. The deadline may be extended, at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. 

Funding Priorities 
High Priority 

  • Organizations that serve Youth, Senior Citizens, Leadership, and Community Development 
  • Projects or programs that benefit a greater number of residents 

Low Priority 

  • Requests for multiple-year funding 
  • Requests for operating funds or day-to-day expenses 

The following will NOT be considered: 

  • Requests for grants or scholarships for individuals 

Deadline: October 1


Download application form, and return completed application to:

          Garrison Area Community Foundation
          PO Box 445
          Garrison, ND 58540

Grants Awarded by the Garrison Area Community Foundation in 2015

The Garrison Area Community Foundation has provided support for Skyfest Over Fort Stevenson for several years. The annual kite festival attracts nationally recognized kite makers and professional kite fliers. All ages are welcome to build and fly a kite during the festival in May.

  • McLean Family Resource Center - $1,200 for the food pantry
  • Skyfest Over Fort Stevenson - $750 for event expenses
  • Benedictine Living Center - $1704.96 to purchase a new AED unit
  • Garrison Parks and Recreation - $500
  • Better Living for Garrison - $1,045.04 for the Wilderness Park improvement project

 

 

 

The North Dakota Community Foundation also administers the following funds in the Garrison area:

Fred & Ida Osmon Memorial Scholarship
The fund was established in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fiedler of Bismarck, ND in loving memory of Mrs. Fiedler’s parents. The award will be made in the fall of the year to a graduating senior from the Garrison High School. 

Fort Stevenson Foundation Endowment Fund
Established in 1994 by the Fort Stevenson Foundation to support projects at historic Fort Stevenson State Park.

Fort Stevenson State Park Building Fund
Established in 1994 to accumulate assets to erect buildings at historic Fort Stevenson State Park.

Osmon Fund - Ryder/Garrison
Established in 1984 by Walter & Norma Fiedler to support the senior citizens centers of Ryder and Garrison.