Richardton Community Endowment Fund

About the Richardton Community Endowment Fund

The Richardton Community Endowment Fund was established in 1981 by a group of residents concerned about the lack of funding for local organizations. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Richardton 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 Richardton 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

Ralph Weisenberger (Chairperson)
Carmen Bohn
Kathy Hueske
Mark Aman
Dennis Zentner
Keith Perhus
Gregory Johnson


Carmen Bohn Send an Email
Box 352
Richardton, ND 58652 701-974-3311

or contact John Heinen at the North Dakota Community Foundation.

Apply for a Grant from the Richardton Area Community Fund

  • 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. For more information: or 701-590-4614. 
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within the Richardton--Taylor area. 
  • 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 MAY 15th 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: MAY 15th around $14,000 will be given

Download an application form, and send completed application to:

          Richardton Area Community Foundation
          Box 352
          Richardton, ND 58652

Grants Awarded by Richardton Area Community Foundation

A grant from the Richardton Community Endowment Fund helped build this new playground in the community.

  • St. Mary's Social Center - $3,000 for kitchen renovations
  • Richardton Taylor Public School - $3,000 for Chicago choir tour
  • Richardton Health Center - $2,800 for standing lift
  • Richardton Clinic - $2,250 for phlebotomy chair and standing vitals monitor






There are currently no other funds supporting this community. If you are interested in establishing a fund to support this community, please contact our office.