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About the Emerado Community Endowment Fund

The Emerado Community Endowment Fund was established in 2014 by a group of residents concerned about the lack of funding for local organizations. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Emerado 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 Emerado Community Endowment Fund is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and, eventually, recommending grants from the fund's earnings.


Brandon Baumbach
Mike Nolan
Curt Hagert
Rhonda Henneman
JoAnn Renfrow
Amy Stromsodt


Brandon Baumbach
PO Box 130
Emerado, ND 58228
Cell number:  218-791-0909
Email Brandon

Or contact Amy Stromsodt (701-795-1531), Development Director at North Dakota Community Foundation


The Emerado Community Endowment Fund has awarded over $4,939 in 8 grants since its inception in 2014. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grant Awarded in 2022

  • Emerado Museum - $1,100 for new shelving
  • Emerado Park Board - $429 for a dehumidifier and two new wooden high chairs for the Community Center

Grant Awarded in 2021

  • Emerado Volunteer Fire Dept - $1,120.97 Community Museum & Food Pantry

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Operation Homefront, INC - $200 Meals for Military members
  • Emerado Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department - $664 Establishment of an Emerado Food Pantry & Museum at the Former Emerado Presbyterian Church

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • Emerado Community Development Committee - $665.82 toward a Emerado Welcomes You sign

How to Apply for a Grant from the Emerado Community Endowment Fund

The Emerado Community Endowment Fund makes grants to the following entities:

1.  Organizations designated as a non-profit, tax exempt organization under IRS Code 501(c)3 or to government entities (school, park district, city etc)

2.  Qualifying organizations that serve the community of Emerado, ND 

Deadline: April 15

How to Apply:

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 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. (PDF)

Other Funds Managed by NDCF in the Emerado area

Emerado School Playground Project Fund:  This fund was established in 2010 to support the Emerado School playground building project.