New Salem Area Community Foundation

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 to this fund(s) with over 40 years providing comprehensive charitable services to ND. This includes donor gift planning, bequest planning, and fiduciary services such as accounting, audit and money management to and for individuals, company leaders, families, and non-profits. 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

Katherine Doll
Jeanette Cook
Lance Gaebe
Gregg Klusmann
Kevin Werchau
Charles R. Holle
Sherry Doll
Carrie Cofer (Chair)


New Salem Area Community Foundation (NSACF) committee 

c/o Capital Credit Union
New Salem, ND 58563


Click here to email foundation committee

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


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.




4/13/2018--Prairie View Elementary--Prairie View Playground--$23,475

4/13/2018--HIT, Inc--West River Head Start, New Salem Preschoo--l$4,000

4/13/2018--New Salem Park District--Playground Equipment at North Park--$23,475

4/13/2018--American Legion Post #91--US Flags on Main Stree--t$750

3/31/2017--City of New Salem--New Salem City Auditorium Floor Replacement--$19,387

3/31/2017--New Salem Ambulance Service--NSAS 6259 Rig Replacement--$25,000

3/31/2017--Morton County Parks--Sweet Briar Lake Shelter Improvements--$3,947

3/31/2017--American Legion Post #91--U.S. Flags for Main Street & City of New Salem--$500

3/31/2017--Elm Crest Manor--Outpatient Therapy Education & Equipment--$3,500

4/15/2016--American Legion Post #91--American Flag Project--$500

4/15/2016--New Salem Fire Department--Turnout Gear--$10,000

4/15/2016--Missouri Slope Areawide United Way--Dolly Parton Imagination Library in New Salem--$3,250

4/15/2016--City of New Salem--Replace Auditorium Floor--$33,865

4/15/2016--New Salem Park District--swimming Pool Repairs--$5,885

4/15/2015--New Salem Park District--Red Trail Links Improvements to the Clubhouse--$7,000

4/15/2015--New Salem-Almont Public School--Toward Establishment of Community Fitness Center--$23,750

4/15/2015--Elm Crest Assisted Living--Reduce Debt Costs On Low Income Housing--$23,750

5/31/2014--New Salem Community Fitness Center--For Construction of a New Salem Commuinty Fitness Center--$25,000

3/31/2014--New Salem Park District--The Construction Of A New Concession/Bathroom/Storage Building--$20,000

3/31/2014--New Salem Fire Department--Costs Associated With The New Pumper Truck & Equipmen--t$22,500

3/31/2014--New Salem-Almont Public School--A Laptop & 2 Robot Kits For The Robotics Team--$3,500

3/31/2014--Morton County Parks--The Sweet Briar Lake Park Improvements--$5,313

3/31/2014--New Salem Park District--Golf Carts & A Storage Building--$15,000

3/31/2014--New Salem-Almont Public School--Computer Equipment At Prairie View Elementary School--$15,000

3/31/2014--New Salem Ambulance Service--new Equipment For Both Ambulances--$22,704

3/31/2014--Central Morton Sportsmans Club--For Improvements At The Gaebe Pond Area--$3,950

3/31/2014--American Legion Post #91--For The Purchase Of Flags for Public Display On Main Street--$1,000

3/31/2014--Morton County Fair Association--For The Morton County Fair - Exhibit Area Improvements--$6,000

3/31/2014--New Salem Saddle Club--For Arena Improvements --$15,000



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

Annual reports: