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About the Hillsboro Community Foundation

Established in 2000 to make grants in support of community projects in the Hillsboro area, the Hillsboro Community 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 Hillsboro Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Angela Kritzberger, Chair
Don Foss
Bruce Bowersox
Jen Johnson
Jon Dryburgh
Michelle McLean
Deb Mueller
Joy McSparron


Hillsboro Community Foundation
PO Box 208
Hillsboro, ND 58045

Email Angie

or contact Amy Stromsodt, NDCF Development Director at 701-795-1531.

The Hillsboro Community Foundation has awarded over $71,000 in 41 grants since its inception in 2000. Recent grant awards are listed below.  (includes grants from the Gary Bird Charitable Endowment Fund)

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • Generation II 4-H Club - $140 Comfort/Goodie Bags for Pediatric Patients
  • Hillsboro High School - $3,744 Science Department Update
  • Traill County Historical Society - $4,454 Plummer House Museum Building Maintenance
  • Our Saviors Lutheran Church - $256 for the Hillsboro BackPack Program
  • Hillsboro Public School - $256 for their snack program

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Traill County Museum - $2,000 for renovations/repairs to the Portico
  • Hillsboro Manor Housing - $4,490 for attic insulation
  • Hillsboro Public Schools - $1,570 to purchase technology and classroom library supplies

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • Hillsboro Business Association - $2,500 Toward the HBA Tent Project 
  • Hillsboro Elementary School - $1,284.76 Toward the purchase of technology kits for the Engagement in School & Recess program
  • Hillsboro Vets Club Association - $803.24 toward the purchase of a new security alarm system
  • Northern Lights Youth Services - $1,487 to purchase 2 picnic tables for concession stand area at the sports complex
  • Traill County Historical Society - $1,500 for laptop replacement and additional shelving for records displays

How to Apply for a Grant from the Hillsboro Community 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 Hillsboro

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 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)