Mott-Regent Community Foundation

About the Mott-Regent Community Foundation

Ishmael & Rose Diede's legacy will live on in North Dakota through the four Community Endowment Funds and scholarships established by Ishmael's estate.

Established in 2012 through the Ishmael & Rose Diede estate, the Mott-Regent Community Foundation is a permanent endowment fund that will support our community for years to come. Earnings from the fund are given as grants to support nonprofit projects or programs in the Mott-Regent area that work to improve our community and quality of life. 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 Mott-Regent Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Alex Aldinger (Mott)
Kevin Carvell (Mott)
Leian Keator (Regent)
Karen Kouba (Regent)
Morgan Kouba (Regent)
Linda Swindler (Mott)


Karen Kouba
Regent, ND 58650


Send Karen an Email

or contact John Heinen (701) 590-4614 or  with the North Dakota Community Foundation Dickinson office. .

Apply for a Grant from the Mott-Regent 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. Contact John at NDCF for more information: or 701-590-4614 
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within Mott and Regent. 
  • 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 
  • Applications shall be due no later than October 20 of each year. Extensions may be granted at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. 
  • Approved grant requests may be funded in full or partially, at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. 

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 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 20  

Download an application form, and send completed application to:

          Mott-Regent Community Foundation
          PO BOX 86
          Regent, ND 58650

Grants Awarded for 2015

  • Mott Fire Protection District - $ 2,000 for wildland fire gear         
  • Regent Rural Fire Protection District - $2,000 for wildland fire gear          

There are currently no other funds administered by the North Dakota Community Foundation for this community. If you are interested in establishing a fund to support this community, please contact our office.