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Ellendale Area Community Foundation

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About the Ellendale Area Community Foundation

The Ellendale Area Community Foundation was established in 1998 by a gift from Frank Larson of Starion Bank. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Ellendale 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.

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

Local Advisory Committee

Aaron Tschosik (Chair) 
Monica Mertz
Chad Durheim 
Jeff Glynn
Lana Norton
Travis Anliker
Lori Young

Contact

Aaron Tschosik, Starion Bank
PO Box 99
Ellendale, ND 58436
(701) 349-3213
Ellendale@NDCF.net

Kara Geiger
Development Director, NDCF
701-222-8349
Kara@NDCF.net

Ellendale Opera House has received several grants over the years to support renovations.

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • Ellendale Area Arts Council - $2,000 for Concerts in the Park
  • Ellendale Area Arts Council - $2,000 for EAAC "Kids Art"
  • Ellendale Country Club - $4,000 for Pickleball Court
  • Ellendale Community Ambulance - $5,000 for Ambulance Replacement
  • Ellendale Fire Protection District - $4,000 for Washer Extractor
  • Ellendale Historical Society - $2,000 for Van Meter Schoolhouse Moving/Restoration
  • Ellendale Park Board - $5,741 for Pool Deck Improvements/Additions
  • Ellendale Police Department - $500 for New Office Equipment
  • Ellendale Public Library - $500 for Reading For the Future
  • Kedish House - $700 for Security System Monitor
  • O.P.E.R.A., Inc. - $2,000 for ADA Parking Lot Project
  • Prince of Peace Care Center - $2,000 for Wellness Courtyard

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Ellendale Community Ambulance - $4,785 for Auto Pulse CPR Device
  • Dickey County Fair Board - $3,000 for Bathroom Update
  • Ellendale Area Arts Council - $1,000 Summer Concerts in the Park
  • Ellendale Area Arts Council - $1,000 EAAC "Kids Art"
  • Ellendale Fire Protection District - $4,200 for Saw Kit
  • Ellendale Historical Society - $2,000 Van Meter Schoolhouse Foundation
  • Ellendale Park Board - $2,000 for Soccer Program
  • Ellendale Police Dept. - $500 for Updated Armored Vests & Carriers
  • Kedish House - $1,000 for Safety Equipment
  • NDSU Extension Service - $4,000 Archery Building Remodel
  • O.P.E.R.A. Inc - $1,000 Phase 1 Renovation
  • Prince of Peace Care Center - $3,000 Resident Wellness Courtyard

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • Ellendale Community Ambulance - $3,500 Hypothermia Equipment
  • Prince of Peace Care Center - $1,210 to Provide All Easy Access & Care
  • Ellendale American Legion Baseball - $5,000 for Baseball Complex Renovation
  • Ellendale Area Arts Council - $1,000 Summer Concerts in the Park
  • Ellendale Area Arts Council - $1,000 Kid's Art
  • Ellendale Park Board - $4,000 Oster Park Bathroom Improvements
  • Ellendale Park Board - $3,000 Creek Clean Up
  • Ellendale Public Library - $1,500 for Growth
  • NDSU Extension Service - $4,000 Archery Range Ceiling, Lighting & Bathroom Remodel
  • O.P.E.R.A. Inc - $1,000 Phase 1 Renovation
  • Trinity Bible College - $600 Washing Machine

Apply for a Grant from the Ellendale Area Community Foundation

Ellendale Area Community Foundation makes grants only to those organizations designated by the IRS code as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups or government agencies. Grants to religious organizations are limited to non-religious projects and programs, such as community food pantry or daycare. Grants will not be made to individuals.
 

Any group wishing to apply for a grant must submit a request online (see below). Applications must be received by March 15 each year. The deadline may be extended at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee reviews applications in April. If the committee has not notified you by May 1, you will know that your project was not chosen at this time.

In considering a request, the committee will consider:

  • Organization’s management and integrity.
  • Level of local involvement and support.
  • The number of people to be served and the impact of the project on the community.
  • The impact of the grant on the success of the project.
  • The extent to which the project reflects a new approach to a problem.
  • Low priority will be given for daily operational requests.

Priorities:

  • Committee will look at each project on its merits.
  • Low priority will be given to projects supported by government, or which in the committee's opinion, should be funded by taxes.
  • No grants outside a 40 mile radius of Ellendale.
  • Grants will not be concentrated in a single community, except the city of Ellendale will receive a higher consideration because of population as well as being the headquarters for serving other surrounding communities.

Deadline: March 15


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. 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.