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Anamoose Area Community Foundation

Make a one-time or recurring gift online to support the Anamoose area forever!


We have a unique opportunity to grow our fund by $40,000, but only if we can raise $20,000 by September 1, 2024. The Otto Bremer Trust has issued a matching gift challenge, and we know Anamoose is up for it!

Your contribution will benefit community projects and programs in Anamoose FOREVER!

Click the link on the right to make a secure online donation today, or mail a check to the address below. 

Please consider gifting a portion of your harvest this year!

It’s an easy way to support our area’s permanent fund without having to open your checkbook. Plus, you don’t have to claim the income from the sale, and you can still deduct the cost of production for whatever you donate!

Simply fill out the donation card, and give it to your broker, co-op, or elevator. They will take care of the rest, and you will have made a difference, forever, in our community!

For more detailed information about gifting commodities, please read this article written by a retired CPA, farmer, and former NDCF Board Member. 

If you have questions, please contact Kara Geiger with the North Dakota Community Foundation at 701-222-8349.

Thank you from all of us on the Advisory Committee!

Celebrating the success of the Anamoose Area Community Foundation with a thermometer sign on Main Street.

The Anamoose 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 annual grants to benefit projects and nonprofit organizations in the Anamoose 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.




Advisory Committee

The Anamoose Area Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually.

Norma Martin, President
Pat Sieg, Secretary
Phyllis Peiler
Rose Weninger
Joe Weninger
Eileen McDermott


Anamoose Area Community Foundation
PO Box 5
Anamoose, ND  58710


Kara Geiger, Development Director

Annual Reports and other materials

December 2022

The Anamoose Area Community Foundation helped the senior center with a grant for a new roof for the building.

The Anamoose Area Community Foundation has awarded over $86,000 in 60 grants since its inception in 2008. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grants Awarded in 2022

  • City of Anamoose 
    • $3,000 for a mural on the old post office exterior wall
    • $2,000 for artwork on the windows of the old Hoffert building and grocery store
    • $600 for Main Street Flowers
  • Tri-County Senior Meals & Services - $3,000 for the senior nutrition program in Anamoose
  • City of Anamoose Park Board - $1,985.21 to update the bathrooms in the park

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • Anamoose Housing Corporation - $2,000 Replace Carpet in Hallway & Community Room
  • Anamoose Rural Fire Protection District - $2,850 SIRN Radio Replacement
  • Anamoose Senior Citizens - $2,263.80 Senior Center North Side Sidewalk Repair
  • City of Anamoose - $500 Main Street Flowers
  • Harvey Kiwanis Club - $500 Toddler Playset Project
  • Tri-County Senior Meals & Services - $1,500 Nutrition Meals

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Anamoose Housing Corporation - $4,400 for Replacing Kitchen Cabinets In All Units
  • Anamoose Park Board - $500 for Concessions Stand Addition
  • Anamoose Public School - $2,300 for Water Fountain Replacement
  • City of Anamoose - $500 for Main Street Flowers 2021
  • Tri-County Senior Meals & Services - $1,500 for Anamoose Senior Nutrition Meal

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • Anamoose Park Board - $2,500 for Concessions Stand Addition
  • Anamoose Public School - $2,000 for Playground Upgrade
  • City of Anamoose - $560 for Main Street Flowers
  • City of Anamoose - $1,500 for Main Street Sidewalks Project
  • McHenry County Historical Society - $500 for Cement Floor with Heat
  • Tri-County Senior Meals Service - $1,500 for Nutrition Services

Apply for a Grant from the Anamoose Area Community Foundation

  • Organizations must be recognized under IRS code 501(c)(3) to qualify for a grant. Any organization with an official relationship to city or state government (school, park district etc.) would also qualify.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the Anamoose area.
  • Grants will not be given to organizations requesting funds for day-to-day operations.
  • Grants for multi-year requests (pledges) will not be made, however an organization may re-apply for a grant each year, provided all previous grant reporting was completed. 
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • No grants shall be made to individuals.
  • Grants shall be awarded annually at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.

Deadline: September 1 ​​​​​

How To Apply

Step 1 - Review

Review the grant guidelines above to make sure your organization qualifies.

Step 2 - Register

Create an account on our Grants Portal. You will need your organization’s name, EIN, and executive officer's name. Be sure to write down your user name (email address) and password.

Step 3 – Complete Your Application

After registering or logging in, you will arrive at the application section. Click “Apply” to the right of the grant program to which you wish to apply. If you do not see your desired grant program on the list, contact our office. You will be able to save your application and return later to complete it.

Click here for more detailed instructions and tips for using our online grant system.

Plan Your Legacy

Making a lasting difference in our community or for future generations may be easier than you realize.  With very simple language in your will or trust, you can help the Anamoose Area Community Foundation (AACF) continue to support important projects and programs in our area forever.

Gifts to AACF are carefully invested by our partner foundation - the North Dakota Community Foundation - to generate a  permanent source of charitable income.

If you have children or other relatives, you can leave a portion of your estate to them and a percentage to AACF. Doing so provides for your heirs while honoring your charitable values.


Brothers Russell and Dale Brown left gifts to the communities of Lisbon and Milnor, ND, in their estate plans.

Getting Started

1.  Download our free Estate Planning Guide - it contains helpful information and things to consider as you develop your own unique plan.

2.  Reach out to an Anamoose Area Community Foundation committee member to learn more about the charities and needs in our area.

3.  Consider discussing (confidentially) your vision with our NDCF gift planner Kara Geiger.  She has many years of experience helping donors create their charitable vision and better prepare for their discussions with financial planners. You can reach Kara at 701-222-8349 or you can email her at

4.  Contact your professional advisors (financial planner, attorney and/or accountant) and ask for help in establishing a charitable gift to our foundation.

5.  Make sure your will or living trust is up-to-date and reflects your charitable goals.

6.  Consider notifying the charitable organizations about the gift you plan to leave them.  They will appreciate your generosity and will want to know what you’d like them to do with your eventual gift if it isn't clear.


Language for Your Will or Living Trust

Susanne Mattheis

Susanne Mattheis wished to support several different charitable organizations in Bismarck after she passed. NDCF helped her craft a plan that accomplished her charitable goals and provided long-term support to the Public Library, Symphony Orchestra, and five other local entities.

If you would like to include the Anamoose Area Community Foundation in your will, here is some sample language to consider:

“I give and bequeath to the North Dakota Community Foundation (Tax ID Number 45-0336015), a qualified charitable organization under IRS 501(c)(3), located in Bismarck, North Dakota, ___________ (a percentage of the estate, specific dollar amount, or remainder of estate) for the Anamoose Area Community Foundation, a permanent component of the North Dakota Community Foundation.”

*  Be sure to contact your legal advisor.


There are many other ways to make a deferred gift to your community, including

  • Making NDCF (and your specific community fund) the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, IRA, 401K, or commercial annuity
  • Establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity with NDCF
  • Other more sophisticated tools, depending on your unique situation

To investigate options and learn more about how other North Dakotans have given back, visit our planned giving website at