Skip to main content

About the Galesburg Area Foundation

The Galesburg Area Foundation was established in 2012 to promote charitable work in Galesburg, North Dakota. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in Galesburg. 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 Galesburg Area Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

The Galesburg Community Foundation has held several successful Ice Cream Socials to introduce the fund to residents and raise money to grow the fund.

Local Advisory Committee

Kayla Elliott, Chair
Catherine Albert, Secretary
Ken Voltz
Don Olstad
Lori Paulson
Greg Krieger



Galesburg Area Foundation
c/o Dakota Heritage Bank
PO Box 110
Galesburg, ND 58035


Or contact Amy Stromsodt, NDCF Development Director, at 701-741-3193.


Grants Awarded in 2020:

  • Elm River Cemetery Association - $1,300 - for Cemetery Maintenance
  • Norman Lutheran Cemetery Association - $1,300 - for a new Cemetery storage shed
  • Stordahl Lutheran Church Cemetery - $1,300 - for Cemetery Maintenance


Grants Awarded in 2019:

  • $2,000 to Mayville Portland Clifford Galesburg Public School toward building a greenhouse to support the new Agriculture Program 
  • $650 to Hope Early Learning Center to purchase electronic educational equipment, a SmartTV for the preschool and a diaper changing station


Grants Awarded in 2018:

  • $500 to the City of Galesburg for new blinds and chairs for Memorial Hall
  • $2,400 to the Galesburg QRU to purchase two AED units for area first responders


Grants Awarded in 2017:

  • $800 to Hope Early Learning Center for Playground Improvements
  • $600 to Hospice of the Red River Valley to support the bereavement program
  • $1,200 to Galesburg Community Housing for a new coin operated washer and dryer set


Grants Awarded in 2016:

  •  $1354 to the Galesburg Rural Fire Department to purchase a commercial fan for air cleaning
  •  $1000 to the Galesburg Quick Response team to purchase new pagers and supplies


Grants Awarded in 2015:

  • $1,500 to the Galesburg Rural Fire Department to purchase new fire suits
  • $880 to Galesburg Community Housing for new coin operated washer and dryer


Grants Awarded in 2014:

  • $2,200 to the Galesburg Rural Fire Department for fire protection equipment

How to Apply for a Grant from the Galesburg Area Foundation

Grant Guidelines:
1.  Makes grants only to those organizations designated as a non-profit, tax exempt organization under IRS Code 501(c)3 or to government agencies.
2.  Makes grants to qualifying organizations in the city of Galesburg

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. (PDF)