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Urgent Needs: Disaster Response Funds

The North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) can quickly establish a fund in response to a natural disaster that affects North Dakota residents.  Individuals and businesses that wish to donate to the fund can quickly provide monies to assist in recovery efforts and receive a tax deduction for their gift.

Examples of previous disaster-related or Urgent Needs Funds at NDCF include:

  • the 1997 Red River Flood Event, affecting Grand Forks/East Grand Forks and other communities along the Red River Valley
  • the 2011 Flood Event, affecting Bismarck-Mandan and Minot
  • the McKenzie County Tornado Relief Fund
  • the Dunn County Storm Relief Fund
  • the Killdeer Area Storm Relief Fund in response to the hailstorm in 2016
  • the COVID-19 Community & Nonprofit Response Fund in 2020

If you are interested in setting up a temporary disaster-response fund at NDCF, please contact Kevin Dvorak at or at 701-222-8349.