Stanley Area Community Foundation

About the Stanley Area Community Foundation

The Stanley Area Community Foundation was established in 2008 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 Stanley 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 Stanley  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

Grace Lystad (Chair)
Wayne E. Johnson
Doug Kinnoin
Dan Lindberg
Donald Longmuir
Jenny Gaaskjolen
Abbey Roland
Ashley Skarsgard
Ray Schepp

Contact

Grace Lystad
PO Box 154
Stanley, ND 58784

(701) 628-3253 Send an Email

or the committee at stanleyareacommunityfoundation@gmail.com or (701)-595-0039 please leave a message if someone does not answer and we will call you back as quickly as we can.

or contact John Heinen at the North Dakota Community Foundation john@gmail.com or (701) 590-4614

Apply for a Grant from the Stanley Area Community Foundation

  • 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 Stanley 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. 
  • Applications shall be due September 25 of each year. The deadline may be extended 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 operating funds or day-to-day expenses 
  • Requests for multiple-year funding 

Deadline: September 25 (extended)


Download an application form, and return completed application to:

          Stanley Area Community Foundation
          PO Box 154
          Stanley, ND 58784

QUESTIONS: office phone (701) 595-0039 or email stanleyareacommunityfoundation@gmail.com

Awarded Grants 2015

2013 grant recpients

--Montrail Country Health Emergency Room Expansion $5,000
--Sibyl Center for Life Enrichment $1,000
--Golden Age Club $3,000
--5th and 6th Grade Football Uniforms $5,000
--Blue Jays Sports Complex $15,200            

The North Dakota Community Foundation also administers the following funds in the Stanley area.


Einar & Helma Septon Memorial Scholarship
The fund was established in 1991 by Richard D. Septon and Avis K. (Septon) Monson in memory of their parents, Einar & Helma Septon. This scholarship will only assist students who have chosen to attend Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. 

Annie's House Building Fund
The Annie's House Fund was established in 2011 to support the work of building the Annie's House at the Bottineau Winter Park. Annie’s House will provide an integrated, adaptive ski facility and program to accommodate the special needs of disabled children and young adults. Details may be found here Annie's House

Torrey & Lillian Peterson Endowment Fund
Established in 2002 by Chad M. Peterson. The purpose of the fund is to support worthwhile charitable programs in Stanley, ND.