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New Rockford Community Foundation

Make a one-time or recurring donation to benefit New Rockford forever!

The New Rockford Community Foundation was established in 2008 to support worthwhile charitable programs in the New Rockford, ND 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 New Rockford Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Josh Guler, Chair
Laura Hager
Kerri Allmaras
Amy Ellingson
Alyson Myhre

Barbie Granger 


Kara Geiger, Development Director

Donations may be mailed to:

New Rockford Area Community Foundation
c/o New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation
PO Box 775
New Rockford, ND 58356

The New Rockford Community Foundation has awarded over $40,000 in 65 grants since its inception in 2008. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grants Awarded in 2022

  • Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts:  $2,500 to sponsor the summer show of Little Shop of Horrors
  • Women’s Auxiliary Cemetery Association:  $1,300 for a JD Tractor purchase & electrical line burial
  • Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford:  $1,000 for an airway mannequin
  • New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation:  $500 for the Community Summer Street Market and Festivities

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2923 - $1,500 for Building Updates
  • New Rockford Area Betterment Corp - $1,500 for Wonder Lanes Bowling Alley Renovation Project
  • New Rockford Park District - $1,500 Wood Fiber Chips for Surfacing Playgrounds

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts - $1,568 for summer production
  • Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford - $3,000 for COVID-19 relief

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford - $500 Cardiac Ready Community AED
  • Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd - $300 Medical Drug Diversion
  • New Rockford Park District - $1,000 Outdoor Skating Rink Liner
  • City of New Rockford - $1,500 Centennial Park Restoration
  • Women's Auxiliary Cemetery Association - $700 Tree Removal & Update of Cemetery

How to Apply for a Grant from the New Rockford Community Foundation


  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations and/or projects that primarily serve the New Rockford community.
  • Generally, the New Rockford Community Foundation will not provide funding for an organization’s operational expenses.
  • Grants to religious organizations shall be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • The New Rockford Community Foundation will not make grants to individuals or for-profit companies.
  • Multi-year grants will not be funded. Organizations and projects will need to re-apply annually for continued funding consideration.
  • The New Rockford Community Foundation will accept grant applications once a year. Applications are due by April 30 to be eligible for that year’s funding. 

In funding decisions, the Advisory Board will consider:

  • Each project individually on its own merits.
  • The organization’s management, integrity and reputation.
  • Level of local involvement and community support, to include other fundraising efforts.
  • The degree to which the organization can demonstrate successful attempts to leverage monies from other funding sources.
  • The project’s overall impact on the community, including number of residents served.
  • The degree to which the New Rockford Community Foundation grant will affect the success of the project.

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.