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Courtenay Community Fund

The Courtenay Community Fund was established in 2017 by Geronimo Energy to benefit the communities near the Courtenay Wind Farm, located near Courtenay, North Dakota. The fund will provide grants to nonprofit and community projects and programs for up to 20 years. A local Advisory Committee will make grant recommendations once or twice a year. For details and to apply for a grant, please choose the Apply for a Grant tab.

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Geronimo Energy funds the charitable component of the Courtenay Wind Farm in North Dakota

Advisory Committee

Marcia Bollingberg
Keith Mitchell
Darold Soupir
Terry Schoeler
Jonah Dick
Lee Dick



Email the Courtenay Community Fund

Marcia Bollingberg - (701) 320-8783
Terry Schoeler - (701) 320-8359
Keith Mitchell - (701) 320-8850
Darold Soupir - (701) 309-0016

North Dakota Community Foundation:
Kara Geiger - (701) 222-8349


Grants Awarded in 2021

  • City of Courtenay - $25,000 for Courtenay Community Center
  • Courtenay Community BBQ Association - $4,000 for City Lot Improvement
  • Courtenay Rural Fire Protection District - $4,500 Two Way Radio, Blood Glucose Kits, Turnout Suits
  • St. Boniface Wimbledon - $1,500 Catholic Youth Program

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • City of Courtenay - $25,000 for Courtenay Community Center
  • City of Courtenay - $3,600 for Dynamic Speed Display Signs
  • Courtenay Community BBQ Association - $4,400 for City Park Improvement
  • Courtenay Rural Fire Protection District - $5,000 for Purchase and setup new grass unit fire truck.
  • LaBrash-Altringer Post 236 of the American Legion - $2,000 for Legion building remodel to be handicap accessible and update facilities.

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • City of Courtenay - $25,000 for Courtenay Community Center Building
  • Courtenay Community BBQ Association - $4,000 for Complete the furnishing of the hall withe chairs, coat racks, sound system and incidental misc.
  • Courtenay Rural Fire Protection District - $4,000 for Equipment purchases and upgrades
  • Courtenay Rural Fire Protection District - Cemetery - $4,000 for Courtenay Community Cemetary maintenance fund
  • LaBrash-Altriner Post 236 of the American Legion - $1,000 for Legion Building Remodel to be Handicapped Accessible and Update the Facilities.
  • Trailblazers 4-H Club - $2,000 for Trailblazers 4-H Club


  • Eligible applicants must be:
    • Designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3); OR
    • Government agency
    • Groups that do not meet the criteria may enlist a Fiscal Sponsor who meets the criteria.
  • Religious organizations are eligible to apply, but funding will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • No grants will be made to individuals.
  • Eligible organizations must
    • Serve the residents living within the footprint of the Courtenay Wind Farm, AND
    • Be located within a 25-mile radius of Courtenay, ND.

Meeting the eligibility requirements is NOT a guarantee of funds.

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: April 30 (The deadline may be extended, or an additional grant round may be added later in the year, depending on the availability of funds, at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.)

To Apply: 

Step 1 - Review

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

Step 2 - Register

Create an account on our Grant 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 (PDF).