Kenmare Area Community Foundation

About the Kenmare Area Community Foundation

The Kenmare Area Community Foundation was established in 2009 by gifts from the Kenmare Development Corporation and Kenmare Veteran’s Club. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Kenmare 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 Kenmare 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

Kathy Schumacher
Al Scherbenske
Melissa Sagness 
Bryan Quigley
Laurie Dockter


Kenmare Area Community Foundation
PO Box 663
Kenmare, ND 58746

or contact Kara with the North Dakota Community Foundation Bismarck office.

Apply for a Grant from the Kenmare Area Community Foundation

Granting Guidelines 

  • Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt groups, or government agencies.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within Kenmare and surrounding communities, as determined by the Advisory Committee.
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • Application forms will be available on this webpage and may also be available in hard copy format, at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.
  • Applications shall be due by June 15 of each year.

Funding Priorities 
High Priority 

  • Projects or programs that benefit a greater number of residents
  • Requests that demonstrate applicant will seek or has secured other funding sources

Low Priority 

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

Deadline: June 15

Download an application form, and send completed application to:

          Kenmare Area Community Foundation
          PO Box 663
          Kenmare, ND 58746

Grants Awarded by the Kenmare Area Community Foundation in 2014

The Kenmare Summer Arts Institute grant helped provide arts programming for area youth.

  • City of Kenmare - $650 for Summer Arts Institute
  • Kenmare Senior Citizens Center - $792 for building repairs
  • Kenmare Wheels and Meals - $792 for the senior meals program
  • Lake County Historical Society - $2,000 for building repairs
  • Lakeview Art Club - $650 for building updates
  • Lakeview Art Club - $792 for art studio maintenance



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

Marjorie Christensen Ribe Scholarship
The Marjorie Christensen Ribe Scholarship Fund was established by in the year 2007. The initial primary purpose of the Fund is to financially assist students from North Dakota to continue their education. The Fund will assist students from North Dakota to have an international educational experience.

Dorothy D. James Camp Grassick Fund
Established in 1999 by the estate of Dorothy D. James in support of Camp Grassick near Dawson, ND.