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About the New Salem Area Community Foundation

Established in 2013 through a generous gift from the former New Salem Credit Union, the New Salem Area Community Foundation is a permanent endowment fund that can support our community for years to come. Earnings from the fund are given as grants to support nonprofit projects or programs in the area that work to improve our community and quality of life. 

The New Salem Area Community Foundation is managed locally by a volunteer group of citizens whose primary activities are building the fund and recommending grants each year.

FUNDING: (make a gift online) 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". 

NDCF is the support system for NSCF 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

Carrie Cofer (Chair)
Darla Becker
Jeanette Cook
Sherry Doll
Katherine Doll
Lance Gaebe
Charles Holle
Gregg Klausmann
Dia Norton
Marcy Dawson
Margo Kunz



New Salem Area Community Foundation (NSACF)
PO BOX 308
New Salem, ND 58563

701-843-7156 email

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

Please feel free to either download any of these files and send to a friend or family member, or simply attach it to an email. This is a great way to share the story of the foundation. Thank you!

Brochure about Foundation

Grants Graph to 2019

Annual reports: 









The New Salem Area Community Foundation has awarded over $579,000 in 49 grants since its inception in 2013. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • Almont Rural Fire Dept. - $20,000 Radios & Pagers
  • Missouri Slope Areawide United Way - $1,250 Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Morton County Parks - $1,830 Fish Creek Shelter Repairs
  • New Salem Ambulance Service - $24,800 Radio Upgrade
  • New Salem Fire Dept. - $5,024.44 Rescue Bags & Extrication Tools
  • New Salem Almont Schools - $1,200 Chair Lift

Grant Awarded in 2020 New Salem Fire Dept. - $26,871 Communications Equipment

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • American Legion Post 91 - $750 US Flags on Main Street New Salem
  • Morton County Parks - $1,350 Fish Creek Shelter Repairs
  • New Salem Ambulance Service - $5,000 Summer Safety
  • New Salem Fire Dept. - $30,993 Communications Equipment
  • New Salem Park District - $4,000 Community Movie Night
  • New Salem Park District - $10,000 Patio & Golf Carts


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 or those with a qualified fiscal sponsor. Contact the local committee or for options of sponsors.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations in the New Salem area.
  • Grants to religious organizations shall be limited to those activities which are non-sectarian and serve the entire community.
  • Application forms will be available online at
  • Extensions may be granted and additional grant application deadlines may be added at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.
  • Approved grant requests may be funded in full or partially, at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.
  • Requests for grants or scholarships for individuals will NOT be considered.
  • Requests for operating funds or day-to-day expenses will receive a lower priority.
  • Requests for projects or programs that serve a greater number of community residents will receive higher priority.