Rugby Community Endowment Fund

About the Rugby Community Endowment Fund

The Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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

Galen Mack 
Kyle Nelsen
Dale G. Niewoehner 
Theone "Toni" Stevenson
Robert Wilmot


Galen Mack
PO Box 196
Rugby, ND 58368

(701) 776-5246

Send an Email

or contact Kara Geiger at the North Dakota Community Foundation.

Apply for a Grant from the Rugby Community Endowment Fund

1.  Makes grants only to those organizations designated as a non-profit, tax exempt organization under IRS Code 501(c)3 or to government agencies.
2.  Makes grants to qualifying organizations in the city of Rugby.

Deadline: July

Download an application form, and send completed application to:

          Rugby Community Endowment Fund
          PO Box 196
          Rugby, ND 58368

Grants Awarded by the Rugby Community Endowment Fund in 2016

  • Rugby Lions Club - $700 for Music in the Park
  • Rugby Music Department - $2,510 for Replacement of French Horns
  • Ely Music Department - $4,500 for Classroom Clavinova Purchase
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Association - $2,000 to Replace Oven in Hospital Dietary Department
  • Rugby Public School District - $1,871.12 for Summer STEM Camp (Grades 3-5)
  • Tri-County Senior Meals & Services - $900 for Nutrition Services for Persons Age 60 and Older
  • The Growing Place - $1,000 for Shingle Roof
  • Geographical Center Historical Society - $500 for Building Improvements
  • Rugby Amateur Hockey Association - $500 for Parking Lot Improvements

The North Dakota Community Foundation also administers the following funds in this area. For more information about these funds, or if you are interested in establishing a fund to support this community, please contact our office.

Friends of the Lyric Fund
Established in 2012, the purpose of the Friends of the Lyric Fund is to provide monies for the costs associated with the renovation/upgrade of the historic Lyric theatre in Rugby. Grants from the fund will be used to update/preserve the historic Lyric theatre in Rugby, ND.

Good Samaritan Health Service Fund
Established in 1991 in support of the Good Samaritan Health Center

Frank & Catharine Hornstein Memorial Music Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 by the children in loving memory of their parents, Frank and Catharine Hornstein. Applicants must be Rugby High School music students who will receive a scholarship to attend the International Music Camp at the Peace Gardens.

Kalloch Eunice Gronvold House Endowment Fund
Established in 2007 to support the upkeep and maintenance of the Gronvold House at the Geographical Center Historical Society Prairie Village in Rugby, ND.

Little Flower School Fund
Established in 1981 to support the Little Flower School.

Little Flower School Fund II
Established in 1992 to support the Little Flower School.

Rugby Alumni Scholarship Fund
Established in 1985 by the Rugby High School Alumni Association to assist graduating seniors from Rugby, ND High School further their education.

Donald J. Rupp Endowment Fund
Established in 1996 by Donald J. Rupp to support his favorite charities.

Valentine F. Brossart Memorial Fund
Established in 2008 from the Valentine F. Brossart Estate to benefit the Little Flower Church in Rugby, ND.