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Mohall Area Community Foundation

The Mohall Area Community Foundation was established in 2007 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 Mohall 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 Mohall Area Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. Visit the Grants History tab above to see the list of grants recently awarded. 




Local Advisory Committee

Chantel Southam 
LaVonne Erickson

Advisory Committee members work with NDCF to build and promote the endowment fund. They also review grant applications annually and recommend which projects receive funding. 


Kara Geiger
Development Director, NDCF






Ways to Give


Help Today

You can give by cash, check, stock, partial gift of insurance, real-estate, collections, equipment, or even ag commodities. Please contact NDCF directly if you wish to donate stock or property so that we may guide you (or your financial advisor) through the process.

Individuals who give at least $5,000 and businesses that give any amount may take a 40% income tax credit for gifts to the HMB "Uncle T's" Community Foundation. Restrictions apply, so please visit our tax credit page to learn more. 

Your Legacy

Set up a gift in your estate plans. Make a specific, percentage, or residual designation in your will/trust or as a partial beneficiary of a retirement fund or insurance to create a simple legacy gift. 


Regardless of the type of gift, requests for anonymity will always be honored. Please contact NDCF directly if you would like to make an anonymous gift. 

To donate via check, make payable to NDCF with "Mohall Area Community Foundation" in the memo line and mail to

PO BOX 387
Bismarck, ND 58502

Annual Reports


The Mohall Area Community Foundation has awarded over $22,700 in 27 grants since its inception in 2007. Recent grant awards are listed below.


  • Renville County Soil Conservation District - $1,250 Mouse River Loop Envirothon
  • Renville-Bottineau Senior Citizen's Homes - $1,000 for a wheelchair ramp
  • Zion Lutheran Church - $500 School Supply Giveaway Program


  • City of Mohall - $1,200 Splash Pad Project
  • Renville-Bottineau Senior Citizen's Homes - $750 Facility Updates
  • Zion Lutheran Church - $450 School Supply Giveaway Program


  • City of Mohall - $996 for the Splash Pad
  • Kenmare Wheels and Meals - $1,200 for Mohall Hot Meal Home Delivery


  • City of Mohall - $1,000 Fairgrounds Playground Equipment
  • Kenmare Wheels and Meals - $390 Senior Meal Program
  • Mohall Lansford Sherwood School District #1 - $600 STEM Makerspace

Guidelines and Procedures

• Grants shall be awarded to those organized under IRS code 501(c)3 and those with an official relationship to a government entity (school, park district, city etc.)
• Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the community of Mohall.
• Grants will generally not exceed $1000 per application. 
• Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.

In funding decisions, the board 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

Deadline: September 15

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 Grant 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.

Plan Your Legacy

Making a lasting difference in our community or for future generations may be easier than you realize.  With very simple language in your will or trust, you can help the Mohall Area Community Foundation (MACF) continue to support important projects and programs in our area forever.

Gifts to MACF are carefully invested by our partner foundation - the North Dakota Community Foundation - to generate a  permanent source of charitable income.

If you have children or other relatives, you can leave a portion of your estate to them and a percentage to MACF. Doing so provides for your heirs while honoring your charitable values.


Brothers Russell and Dale Brown left gifts to the communities of Lisbon and Milnor, ND, in their estate plans.

Getting Started

1.  Download our free Estate Planning Guide - it contains helpful information and things to consider as you develop your own unique plan.

2.  Reach out to a Mohall Area Community Foundation committee member to learn more about the charities and needs in our area.

3.  Consider discussing (confidentially) your vision with our NDCF gift planner Kara Geiger.  She has many years of experience helping donors create their charitable vision and better prepare for their discussions with financial planners. You can reach Kara at 701-222-8349 or you can email her at

4.  Contact your professional advisors (financial planner, attorney and/or accountant) and ask for help in establishing a charitable gift to our foundation.

5.  Make sure your will or living trust is up-to-date and reflects your charitable goals.

6.  Consider notifying the charitable organizations about the gift you plan to leave them.  They will appreciate your generosity and will want to know what you’d like them to do with your eventual gift if it isn't clear.


Language in Your Will or Living Trust

Susanne Mattheis wished to support several different charitable organizations in Bismarck after she passed. NDCF helped her craft a plan that accomplished her charitable goals and provided long-term support to the Public Library, Symphony Orchestra, and five other local entities.

If you would like to include the Mohall Area Community Foundation in your will, here is some sample language to consider:

“I give and bequeath to the North Dakota Community Foundation (Tax ID Number 45-0336015), a qualified charitable organization under IRS 501(c)(3), located in Bismarck, North Dakota, ___________ (a percentage of the estate, specific dollar amount, or remainder of estate) for the Mohall Area Community Foundation, a permanent component of the North Dakota Community Foundation.”

*  Be sure to contact your legal advisor.


There are many other ways to make a deferred gift to your community, including

  • Making NDCF (and your specific community fund) the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, IRA, 401K, or commercial annuity
  • Establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity with NDCF
  • Other more sophisticated tools, depending on your unique situation

To investigate options and learn more about how other North Dakotans have given back, visit our planned giving website at