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About the Parshall Area Community Foundation

Established in 2011 by a group of concerned citizens, the Parshall Area Community Foundation provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Parshall area. 

The Parshall Area Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteer citizens whose primary activities are to build the fund and recommend 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.

Local Advisory Committee

Kristin Jaeger (Vice Chair)
Shane Hart (Chair)
Joyce Waldock 
Carol Zacher
James Odermann


Questions: Please email Shane Hart at or the Community Foundation general inbox by CLICKING HERE 

          Parshall Area Community Foundation C/O RTC
          PO Box 68
          Parshall, ND 58770

For anonymous giving, gift planning, or unique asset gifts, please contact John Heinen- NDCF Western ND Regional Director at (701) 590-4614 or

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 click here


Annual Reports


The Parshall Area Community Foundation has awarded more than $97,000 in 52 grants since its inception in 2011. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grants Awarded in 2023

  • Parshall Promoters:  $7,800 for Parshall signs
  • Parshall 2000 Inc.:  $4,500 for RockView Plaza Facelift renewal project
  • Parshall American Legion Auxiliary:  $1,600 for Parshall Auxiliary Cares
  • Parshall High School: $1,500 for community and field trip experiences

Grants Awarded in 2022

  • Van Hook Association:  $4,643 for a picnic shelter and multi-purpose building
  • Broste Rock Museum:  $4,500 for building repairs and upkeep including roof, ceiling tiles and gutters
  • Arthur Solie American Legion Post 121 - $1,200 for appliance upgrade
  • Parshall American Legion Auxiliary:  $1,600 for Parshall Auxiliary Cares

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 121 - $1,000 Parshall Auxiliary Cares
  • Arthur Solie American Legion Post 121 - $3,000 Upgrade Entryway
  • Parshall 2000 INC - $3,500 AC Unit
  • Parshall Honor Society - $1,000 Close Up
  • Parshall Public Library - $837 Books
  • Parshall Public Schools - $1,500 Braves School Store

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 121 - $1,000 Parshall Auxiliary Cares
  • Arthur Solie American Legion Post 121 - $3,000 Update Entryway & Finish Gutters
  • Parshall High School - $3,040 Community Disc Golf Course & GAGA Ball Pit
  • Parshall Promoters - $1,389 Parshall Main Street Banners
  • Parshall Public Library - $1,000 Public Use Computers
  • Van Hook Association - $1,000 Pickleball Court

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • Arthur Solie American Legion Post 121 - $2,500 Beautify American Legion Building
  • Marketplace of Ideas - $250 Marketplace for Kids STEAM
  • Parshall Ambulance Service - $3,000 Portable Critical Care Ventilator
  • Parshall Public Schools - $2,137 Robotics
  • St. Bridget Catholic Church - $500 Cemetery Flowers
  • Van Hook Association - $1,000 Pickleball Court

Applications Open May 1st & Close on September 29th

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.

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 Code as 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies. 
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within Parshall and surrounding communities, as determined by the Advisory Committee. 
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community. 
  • Applications shall be due October 1 of each year. 

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 operating funds or day-to-day expenses 
• Requests for multiple-year funding




There are currently no other funds in this area. If you would like to establish a fund to support the Parshall area, please contact our office.

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 Parshall Area Community Foundation (PACF) continue to support important projects and programs in our area forever.

Gifts to PACF 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 PACF. Doing so provides for your heirs while honoring your charitable values.


Russell and Dale Brown

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 Parshall 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 John Heinen.  He has many years of experience helping donors create their charitable vision and better prepare for their discussions with financial planners. John's cell is 701-590-4614 or you can email him 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 for Your Will or Living Trust

Susanne Mattheis

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 Parshall 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 Parshall 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