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Welcome to NDCF, building brighter futures since 1976.

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt

North Dakotans helping North Dakotans.  The North Dakota Community Foundation was formed with that purpose in mind - to create an easy way for North Dakotans to help their neighbors and friends, now and in the future, through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy here at home.  We currently administer over 750 charitable funds, including 69 different community foundations in the state.  If you want to support your home town forever, we can help you do that.  If you want to support a charitable organization that speaks to your heart, we can do that, too.  If you want to create a donor-advised fund and determine which organizations to support every year, we're the place to go. We exist to help you help others.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for North Dakota's citizens through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy.

  • You can continue to support the causes and organizations that mean the most to you long after you have gone by establishing or contributing to an endowment fund. Search our funds or search your heart for what matters most to you. What will your legacy be? We can help you create it.

  • NDCF has over 850 funds that support North Dakota communities, charities, and schools. Search our funds by location or name or contact us to set up your own donor-advised fund and support the causes that mean the most to you.

  • The North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) has been selected by the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) as a philanthropic intermediary partner to administer and distribute funds through its new Community Responsive Fund. Under the new partnership, NDCF will work closely with OBT to administer $1.5 million in funds for grants up to $75,000 to support local organizations that directly respond to immediate challenges and opportunities in the state.

  • Give to one of NDCF's qualified endowment funds and receive a 40% State Tax Credit! Supporting ND communities and charities will help others AND your bottom line.

NDCF Fast Facts

Brighter Futures Since 1976
  • 69 Foundations

    NDCF manages 69 community foundations in North Dakota, all led by local volunteers that know the needs of their town.

  • 1976 Established

    NDCF was established by a group of concerned citizens to make it easy to help others in North Dakota.

  • $128 Million

    NDCF surpassed $128 million in total assets in 2021.