Courtenay Community Fund

About the 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

Tiffiney Dick
Marcia Bollingberg
Keith Mitchell
Darold Soupir
Terry Schoeler


Email the Courtenay Community Fund

Advisory Committee:

Tiffiney Dick - (701) 269-9734

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


  • 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.)

New for 2019 and Beyond:

We made it easy for you to apply online for a grant!

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).