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Harvey Area Community Foundation

Make a one-time or recurring donation to benefit Harvey forever!

The Harvey Area Community Foundation was established in 2008 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 Harvey 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 Harvey 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

Collette Hertz
Steve Wangen
Beth Huseth 
Kim Moen
Jason Schneider
Ann Adams
Karen Nordby
Amber Zeigler


Karen Nordby
120 W 8th St.
Harvey, ND 58341


Kara Geiger
Development Director, NDCF

The Harvey Area Community Foundation has awarded nearly $84,000 in 65 grants since its inception in 2008. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • City of Harvey - $5,945 Centennial Nature Park West Pathway
  • Harvey Kiwanis Club - $2,444 Toddler Playset Project

COVID-19 Grant Awarded in 2020

  • Harvey Ambulance Service - $3,000 for Cardiac Monitor Replacement

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • City of Harvey - $3,000 for Cent Park West
  • Harvey School District 38 Elementary Art Department - $500 for Arts Organization Updates
  • St. Aloisius Medical Center - $1,061 for Defibrillators for Emergency Department

Grants awarded in 2019

  • Central Cinema Theater - $2,000 for Sound System upgrade
  • City of Harvey - $1,900 for Harvey Centennial Nature Park West Pathway
  • Harvey Ambulance Service, Inc. - $3,000 for Harvey Ambulance Vehicle Replacement Fund
  • Harvey School District 38 Elementary Art Department - $500 for Arts and literature for the 21st Century Learner
  • St. Aloisius Medical Center - $700 for Harvey Cardiac Ready Community

2019 Grantee: Harvey School District, Elementary Art Department - Arts and Literature for the 21st Century Learner

The Harvey Area Community Foundation has supported the Color Dash for several years. The colorful running event raises funds and awareness for the Community Cares about Suicide Prevention program.

Apply for a Grant

Granting Guidelines 
• Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies. 
• Grants shall be awarded to organizations within Harvey and surrounding communities, as determined by the Advisory Committee. 
• Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community. 
• Applications shall be due September 30 of each year. The deadline may be extended at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.

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: September 30

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.