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Milnor Community Foundation

About the Milnor Community Foundation

Russell Brown

Dale Brown

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Established in 2015 through the estates of brothers Russell and Dale Brown, the Milnor Community Foundation is a permanent endowment fund that will support our community for years to come. Earnings from the fund are given as grants to support nonprofit projects or programs in the Milnor area that work to improve our community and quality of life. 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 Milnor Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually.

The Advisory Committee awards grants two times per year.  Application deadlines are April 1 and October 1 of each year.  Click on "Apply for a Grant"  to be taken to the directions and link to the application.

Local Advisory Committee

Carol Peterson
Morty Haugen
Kate Mund
Lee Hanna
Greta Buskohl
Terry J. Dusek
Jasmine A. Smith

Contact

Carol Peterson
City of Milnor, Economic Development Coordinator
PO Box 75
241 2nd Ave
Milnor, ND 58060

701-427-9414

Email Carol

Amy Stromsodt, Development Director East
North Dakota Community Foundation
701.795.1531

Send Amy an email

Grants Awarded by the Milnor Community Foundation

Grants shown here are from the Milnor Area Community Foundation, the Dale L. Brown Memorial Fund, and the Russell F. Brown Memorial Fund, all benefiting Milnor and the surrounding area.

 

SPRING 2020 GRANTS:

  • City of Milnor - $19,000 to purchase Benches and waste receptacles for Main Street
  • City of Milnor - $25,000 toward sidewalk, curb, gutter and lights project for Main Street
  • City of Milnor Park District - $3,830 toward 2020 Summer Baseball
  • City of Milnor Park District - $1,200 to sponsor Art in the Park
  • Lakeview Golf Course Assoc. - $7,500 for Bridge Safety repairs
  • Milnor Fire Department - $2,000 to purchase air lines for servicing fire trucks
  • Milnor Merchants - $1,650 to purchase and maintain flowers on Main Street
  • Milnor Scholarship Assoc - $7,500 for scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Milnor Public School District - $20,000 toward ongoing Playground Improvement project
  • Youth Opportunity Unlimited, INC. - $2,750 to support summer theater

 

FALL 2019 GRANTS:

  • Marketplace of Ideas/Marketplace for Kids, Inc. - $250 in support for Engaging All Learners
  • City of Milnor - $2,500 toward a Wildlife Observation Deck next to Storm Lake
  • City of Milnor - $5,500 to purchase a Lift Station Backup Power Source
  • Lakeview Golf Course Association - $15,000 for heating and cooling efficiency and bridge repairs
  • Milnor Area Community Center Incl - $11,175 for handicap accessible and automatic locking front doors
  • Milnor Community Housing, Inc. - $2,560 to replace flooring in 2 units, entryway and hallway
  • Milnor Fire Department - $14,700 to purchase a Milnor Fire Department sign for new building
  • Milnor Satellite Club - $4,864 to purchase a new ice cream machine
  • Milnor School District - $7,500 for school based Mental Health Services
  • Milnor School District - $6,829 for entertainment during all school reunion in 2020
  • Youth Opportunity Unlimited, Inc - $17,167 for improvements to the Daycare Facility

SPRING 2019 GRANTS:

  • City of Milnor - $25,000 for lighting, sidewalks, curbs and gutters on Main Street
  • City of Milnor - $3,000 to construct a Wildlife Observation Deck next to Storm Lake
  • City of Milnor Park District - $1,200 to support Art in the Park summer program
  • City of Milnor Park District - $2,950 to purchase new baseball uniforms and equipment
  • Lakeview Golf Course Association - $8,000 toward a new furnace and duct work at the clubhouse
  • Milnor Fire Department - $5,550 to purchase a new air compressor and pressure washer
  • Milnor Merchants Club - $1,100 to purchase flowers for Main Street beautification
  • Milnor Scholarship Association - $6,000 for scholarships to graduating seniors
  • Milnor School District - $20,000 toward new playground equipment 
  • Milnor School District - $1,500 to support the Lego League Milnor Robotics Team
  • The FBLA Keg - $16,000 to purchase a new Ice Cream Machine

 

FALL 2018 GRANTS:

  • City of Milnor Park District - $19,923 for updates on the pool, concessions and park area
  • Lakeview Golf Course Association - $14,525 for Golf Course Improvements
  • Milnor Area Community Center, Inc. - $11,500 for new lighting and a tarp roller
  • Milnor Fire Department - $9,320 for new Extrication Tools
  • Milnor Merchants Club - $1,100 for Main Street flowers
  • Milnor School District - $5,000 for School Mental Health Program
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. - $12,800 for improvements to driveway

 

SPRING 2018 GRANTS:

  • Children's Summer Theater - $2,000 for summer theater program
  • City of Milnor Park District - $1,140 for sand for the playground
  • City of Milnor Park District - $1,040 to support Art in the Park program for two sessions
  • Lakeview Golf Course Association - $9,450 for upgrades to the Clubhouse
  • Milnor Airport Authority - $6,750 for improvements to airport Hangar
  • Milnor Fire Department - $9,000 for a propane emergency generator
  • Milnor Recreation Board - $4,000 to purchase aggregate and bats for summer baseball program
  • Milnor Scholarship Association - $5,000 for scholarships to local students
  • Milnor School District - $20,000 toward playground renovations Phase I
  • Milnor School District - $3,000 for a new Satre Library Circulation Desk
  • NDSU Extension - Sargent County - $720 to help fund local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp

 

 

SPRING 2017 GRANTS:

  • City of Milnor Park District - $780 to support Art in the Park program
  • City of Milnor Park District - $6,000 to purchase new Life Guard Chairs for the Pool
  • Lakeview Golf Course Association - $5,000 for a new concrete patio
  • Milnor Fire Department - $10,000 for concrete apron on new firehall
  • Milnor Recreation Board - $1,500 to purchase new uniforms for Pony/Midget Baseball
  • Milnor Scholarship Association - $4,000 for scholarships to local students
  • Youth Opportunity Unlimited, Inc - $5,000 to construct a backyard shade structure for daycare children
  • Lakeside Cemetery Association - $5,000 for upkeep on cemetery and new software for recordkeeping

 

 

FALL 2017 GRANTS:

  • Children's Summer Theater - $3,000 to support summer theater for area youth
  • Milnor Area Community Center - $5,395 for floor seal in locker and equipment rooms
  • City of Milnor - $13,664 for infrastructure for Peterson Addition
  • Milnor Satellite Club - $10,000 to purchase two 5 row portable bleachers with guardrails and towing kit
  • Milnor Youth Football - $6,000 for new football equipment and equipment racks 

 

 

SPRING 2016 GRANTS:

  • Milnor Public School - $4000 toward playground renovation project
  • Milnor Scholarship Association - $2,500 for a scholarship given in the name of Dale and Russell Brown
  • Youth Opportunity Unlimited - $2,000 for improvements to the daycare
  • City of Milnor - $760 to purchase a waste receptacle for Freedom Park
  • Sargent Seniors Council/Milnor Merry Makers - $1000 toward purchase of a stainless steel island and dishwasher
  • City of Milnor Park District - $3000 to purchase a new merry-go-round
  • Milnor Recreation Board - $600 for new baseball gear
  • Milnor Satellite Club - $1,500 for improvements to Freedom Park

 

FALL 2016 GRANTS:

  • Milnor Satellite Club - $2,000 for new screen door and lock on the Keg and permanent lighting on the gazebo in Freedom Park
  • Milnor Public School - $7,000 for Playground Renovations 
  • Youth Opportunity Unlimited - $500 for grass seed
  • Milnor Park District - $2,500 for retractable awning and lounge chairs for the pool
  • Milnor Park District - $850 for sand/gravel for the playground at the park
  • Sargent Co. Seniors - $2,500 for kitchen renovations to the Senior Center

 

SPRING 2017 GRANTS:

  • Milnor Scholarship Association - $4,000 for youth scholarships
  • Youth Opportunity Unlimited - $5,000 for a backyard shade structure
  • Lakeview Golf Course Association - $5,000 for a concrete patio
  • Milnor Fire Department - $10,000 for a concrete apron on the new fire hall
  • Milnor Park District - $6,000 for new life guard chairs
  • Milnor Recreation Board - $1,500 for uniforms for Pony/Midget Baseball
  • Milnor Park District - $780 to fund summer Art in the Park
  • Lakeside Cemetery Association - $5,000 upkeep of the cemetery and new software for record keeping

 

FALL 2017 GRANTS:

  • Milnor Area Community Center - $5,395 for floor seal in locker and equipment rooms
  • Children's Summer Theater - $3,000 for a summer theater production
  • Milnor Youth Football - $6,000 for new football equipment and equipment racks
  • City of Milnor - $13,664 for Peterson addition annual payment assistance
  • Milnor Satellite Club - $10,000 for two 5 row bleachers with guardrails and towing kit

Apply for a Grant from the Milnor Community Foundation

Guidelines

  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the community of Milnor and the Milnor School District
  • Low Priority will be given to grants requesting funds for day-to-day operations
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community
  • To be considered for the current grant round, organizations must submit a completed application which contains all information requested.
  • The Advisory Committee will hold two grant rounds annually.  Applications must be received by April 1st of each year for the first grant round and October 1st for the second round.  Late applications will not be considered for the current round.

In funding decisions, the committee will consider the following:

  • Organizational management and integrity
  • Level of local involvement and support
  • The number of people to be served
  • The impact of the grant on the success of the project

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 1


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)