About the Larimore Community Endowment Fund
The Larimore Community Endowment Fund was established in 1981 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 Larimore, North Dakota. 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 Larimore Community Endowment Fund is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually.
Local Advisory Committee
PO Box 599
Larimore, ND 58251
or contact Amy Warnke-Stromsodt, NDCF Development Director at 701-795-1531.
Grants Awarded by the Larimore Community Endowment Fund
Grants shown here are from the Larimore Community Endowment Fund, the Vernon & Lila Halvorson Endowment Fund, and the Charles D. McCanna Fund, all benefiting Larimore and the surrounding area.
Grants Awarded in 2020:
- Larimore Fire District - $5500 to purchase one new air pack
- Bellevue Cemetery - $2,000 to help with maintenance and mowing of the cemetery
- Radiant Little Lambs Daycare - $3,411.69 to purchase/replace gutters, downspouts and awning to protect the building from the elements
- $2,000 for COVID-19 relief to help keep the daycare operating (April 2020)
- Larimore Public School - $2,000 to help defray the cost of meals during Distance Learning
- Edna Ralston Library - $2,000 for roof repairs & continuing children's reading program
- Sox for Kids - $2,000 to support the Children's Christmas program for 2020
- Larimore High School - $1,500 to help outfit permanent locker rooms built at Lein Field
- Larimore Senior Citizens - $1,500 to update lighting throughout the Senior Center
- Hospice of the Red River Valley - $1,500 to support Bereavement services offered to Larimore residents
Grants Awarded in 2019:
- Edna Ralston Public Library - to continue the Digital Catalog Project for the Library - $5,000
- Hospice of the Red River Valley - to support bereavement services in the Larimore area - $1,500
- Larimore High School After-Prom Party - To provide a safe environment for After Prom - $1,000
- Radiant Little Lambs Daycare Center - for Electrical updates and operating support - $5,000
Grants Awarded in 2018:
- Larimore Fire Protection District - Purchase of replacement air bottles - $3,000
- Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Support for the backpack food distribution program for the school - $3,000
- North Star Masonic Lodge #16 - Underground propane tank installation - $2,500
- Larimore Public School - After Prom Party - $1,060
- Larimore Public School - Trap Team season support and clubhouse project - $500
- Edna Ralston Public Library - Convert card catalog to digital catalog - $1,500
- Larimore Senior Citizen Club - General operating support - $1,500
- Hospice of the Red River Valley - Support of bereavement program - $1,000
- Radiant Little Lambs Daycare - Playground equipment upgrades - $2,500
- LHS Girls Fastpitch Softball Team - Program support - $500
- Bellevue Cemetery Association - Mowing and grounds upkeep - $5,000
Grants Awarded in 2017:
- Hospice of the Red River Valley - Support of Bereavement Program - $1,000
- Larimore High School - After Prom Party - $1,047
- Bellevue Cemetery Association - Upkeep and Mowing - $601.52
- Larimore Volunteer Fire Department - Airpack Replacement - $2,500
- Edna Ralston Public Library - Operating Costs - $3,000
- Good Samaritan Center - Garage/Storage for New Bus - $4,000
- Larimore Food Pantry - Purchase Food for Program - $3,000
Grants Awarded in 2016:
- Hospice of the Red River Valley - Support of Bereavement Program - $1,000
- Sunshine House - Support of the "Larimore Room" at Sunshine House - $5,000
- Larimore Senior Citizens, Inc. - General Operating Support - $3,000
- Larimore Public Schools - After Prom Party - $1,000
- Sox for Kids - Help Disadvantaged Children at Christmas - $2,000
- Inkster Rural Fire Protection District - Support the New FireHall - $2,000
- Bellevue Cemetery Association - Cemetery Upkeep and Pay off Mower - $4,000
- Edna Ralston Public Library - Operating Support - $2,206
- Larimore Volunteer Fire Department - 2 Air Bottles for Breathing Equipment - $2,200
Grants Awarded in 2015:
- Edna Ralston Public Library - Front door & Window Replacement - $2,000
- Northstar Lodge #16 - Replace Furnace - $5,000
- LHS After Prom Party - $1,000
- Senior Citizen Center - Heating and general upkeep - $2,000
- Good Samaritan Society - Bathroom renovations - $2,500
- Larimore Fire Department - Foam tanks for flammable liquid fires - $1,200
- Sox for Kids - Support for needy children/families in the Larimore area - $2,300
- Larimore Park Board - Toward new playground equipment - $5,000
- Bellevue Cemetery - Maintenance of cemetery - $1,500
Grants Awarded in 2014:
Bellevue Cemetery Association - Operating & Loan Payment: $1,500 City of Larimore - Fire Department 2 Radios & 8 Pagers: $2,000 Edna Ralston Public Library - Remodel Project: $2,000 Emerado Park District - Renovate Restrooms At Community Hall: $2,000 Larimore Ambulance Association, Inc. - Miscellaneous Operating Costs: $2,000 Larimore High School - After Prom Party: $1,000 Larimore Park District - Baseball Field Complex Update: $5,026 Larimore Senior Citizens, Inc. (Senior Center) - General Operating Support: $2,000 Northstar Lodge #16 - Kitchen Renovation: $5,000
How to Apply for a Grant from the Larimore Community Endowment Fund
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 Larimore
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.
Other Funds Managed by NDCF in the Larimore area
Larimore Area Scholarship Funds
Dawn Marie Stoik Memorial Athletic Scholarship: The fund was established in 1996 by LaVonne Stoik and Gregory Stoik in loving memory of their daughter Dawn Marie Stoik who lost her life in a motorcycle accident on Memorial Day of 1995 just days after graduating from high school.
EllaRae Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund: The fund was established in 2007 by Michael Kelly in loving memory of his wife, Ellarae, who lost her life to a rare form of liver cancer at the age of 51.
Lloyd A. Engh/North Star Masonic Scholarship Fund: The Fund was established in 1991 by the North Star Masonic Lodge of Larimore, ND in memory of long-time member Lloyd A. Engh.
Grace Taylor Stone Scholarship Fund: Established in 2004 to annually provide scholarships for Larimore High School graduates.
Larimore Public Schools Scholarship Fund: Established in 2004 to annually provide scholarships for Larimore High School graduates.
Other Funds from Larimore
Vernon & Lila Halverson Endowment Fund: Established in 1999 by Dale Halvorson in loving memory of his parents, Vernon and Lila Halvorson, as part of the Larimore Community Endowment Fund.
Charles D. McCanna Endowment Fund: Established in 2010 through the estate of Margery McCanna Jennison as part of the Larimore Community Endowment Fund.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shide Fund: Established in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shide to support the work of the North Dakota Community Foundation
Bellevue Cemetery Association Endowment Fund: Established in 2016 by Ralph McCanna to support the maintenance and care of Bellevue Cemetery