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About the Mott-Regent Community Foundation

Established  through the Ishmael & Rose Diede estate, the Mott-Regent 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 Mott-Regent 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 Mott-Regent Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

HELPING US BUILD THE FUND: In order for the fund to have a bigger impact in the community, we invite those in the region to make some sort of a gift. Please refer to the "other information" tab for a report and brochure to find out more. Or please call one of us on the committee. We would be happy to answer any questions.

FUNDING: (click her to make online gifts) Committee work is supported by the fund(s) listed to which donors can give and help us in our mission to serve the community. 

ENDOWMENT: Is the primary fund, and Qualifies for 40% ND Tax Credit. (click on link for requirements) Roughly 4% of funds are put to work in the community used annually as "grants". 

Non-Endowment PROJECT Fund: Provides immediate granting, and funds for marketing launching events. Qualifies as a charitable gift if no benefit is given in return, but NOT for 40% ND income tax credit.

NDCF is the support system for ACCF with over 40 years providing comprehensive charitable services to ND. This includes donor gift planning and bequest planning for individuals, company leaders, families, and non-profits, and fiduciary services such as accounting, audit and money management. This allows local volunteer committees to focus on telling their story of their foundation impact through marketing, granting, and growing the fund. 

Local Advisory Committee

Alex Aldinger (Mott)
Kevin Carvell (Mott)
Karen Kouba (Regent)
Morgan Kouba (Regent)
Linda Swindler (Mott)

William Gion (Regent)  Katie Kouba (Regent) Kendra Carlson (Mott)


Karen Kouba
Regent, ND 58650


Send Committee an Email 

NDCF:  For anonymous giving, gift planning, or unique asset gifts. contact John Heinen NDCF Western ND Support or call (701) 590-4614

Please find attached various materials which you can download for your own or to pass along to a family member or friend. Help get the word out about the fund, helps the fund grow and serve the community in a bigger way. Any questions please refer to the contact page to contact a committee member. Thank you!

Brochure of Foundtion







Grants Awarded


11/15/2013--Mott Food Pantry--The Food Pantry Supplies & Expenses--$1,000 11/15/2013--Playhouse Theatre Inc--The Upkeep And Maintenance Of The Theatre--$3,000 11/15/2013--Hettinger County Historical Society--Building Renovations--$1,300 12/15/2014--Regent Rural Fire Protection District--Wildland Fire Gear--$2,950 12/15/2014--Mott Fire Protection District--TurnOut Gear Replacement--$2,950 4/30/2015--Crossroads Golf Association--Southwest Water Installation--$1,150 12/31/2015--City of Mott--STEAM POWER Programs--$950 12/31/2015--Mott Fire Protection District--Extrication Tool Replacement--$2,000 12/31/2015City of Mott--Repair on Walls & Hall Ceiling --$950 12/31/2015--Regent Rural Fire Protection District--Update Fire Suits--$2,000 11/30/2016--Hettinger County Historical Society--Pioneer & Native American Exhibits--$1,500 11/30/2016--Mott Country Club--Equipment Purchase$1,500 11/30/2016--Mott Food Pantry--Food Pantry Supplies--$2,800 11/15/2017--Missouri Slope Areawide United Way--United Way Backpack Program--$385 11/15/2017--Hettinger County Historical Society--Exterior Painting & Signage--$2,500 11/15/2017--Mott Public Library--Maker Space--$600 10/29/2018--Regent Ambulance Service--Generator--$307 10/29/2018--Playhouse Theatre Inc--Bathroom walls--$750 10/29/2018--Mott Food Pantry--Mott Food Pantry Supplemental Purchases--$750 10/29/2018--Maercklein Conservation & Charitable Corporation--Cannonball River Walking Path--$1,500 10/29/2018--Hettinger County Fair Board--Fair Grounds Garden--$1,000


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 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.

Step 4 -- Bookmark the address so when returning you can easily access. Or access with button above. 

Click here for more detailed instructions and tips for using our online grant system.

  • Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies. Groups without such designation seeking to apply may enlist a fiscal sponsor. Contact John at NDCF for more information: or 701-590-4614 
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within Mott and Regent. 
  • Grants to religious organizations shall be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community. 
  • Extensions may be granted at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. 
  • Approved grant requests may be funded in full or partially, 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 multiple-year funding 
  • Requests for operating funds or day-to-day expenses 

The following will NOT be considered: 

  • Requests for grants or scholarships for individuals