This foundation was established by a group of residents concerned about the lack of ongoing funding for local organizations. Our Organization provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit critical annual projects in the Powers Lake Area.  Our fund is a component fund of the North Dakota Community Foundation, which is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under IRS code 501(c)(3) and North Dakota Law who provides all audit, accounting, investment, and gift processing so we can focus on telling our story of community impact as we grow the fund. 

PARTNERSHIP of multiple funds: Committee work is supported through SERVICE PROJECT FUNDS and a GENERAL PURPOSE COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT which provides revenue to any service organiations of the community.  

ENDOWMENT: Is the primary fund, and qualifies those who pay ND income tax, in or out of state, to a 40% ND Tax CREDIT for indicviduals or couples who give over $5,000 and Corporations of any amount. Annual revenue is given as grants to priority projects through a competative application process.  As the fund grows it will be able to fund even larger needs of the community. 

NON-ENDOWMENT PROJECT Fund: Entire gift used for immediate needs of that entity while the endowment fund is growing. Exsisting project funds so far are Ambulance: Dennis Dosch, Fire: Mark Douts, Historical: Sonya Tinjum, Public School: John Gruenberg, Watershed project" Kenny McDonald, Pre-School: Jessica Bullinger. All gifts qualify as a IRS Federal charitable deduction, but NOT for 40% ND income tax credit. 

LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Our local committee is the conduit between our foundation and our community. Committee members are also part of key service organizations of our community.  Our roles include having a working knowledge of community quality of life project needs, promoting our foundations mission and impact in the community, answering questions of donors of if, when, and how of make a gift. We work together as a community to expand and grow the effectiveness of the services that make our community a great place to live. 

ENDOWMENT: Commitee members: 
Kevin Carlson (Chairman) Jennifer Titus (Treasurer) Kari Enget (Vice-Chair) Mark Douts
Dennis Dosch
Sonja Tinjum (Secretary)
Elda Titus
Jessica Bullinger

EMAIL US powerslake@ndcf.net


Put the name of the fund in the memo line of the check

OTHER INFORMATION tab will give you brochures, reports when available you can use or share with family/friends/classmates.

SECURE ONLINE GIVING: (Click Here) Donations can be one time, reoccuring and you can choose more than one fund in the same page. These can be changed at anytime. 

ANONYMOUS GIFT PLANNING OR GIVING about NDCF services or anonomous giving contact John Heinen CFRE: NDCF Western ND Director of Development (701) 590-4614 or at john@ndcf.net




Grants are given yearly, and will fund the most urgent need of that year to the extent funds are available. The quantity of grants and size will be proportional to the size of the fund. 

POWERS LAKE is for general needs of the region with equity around the county  as possible. Grants will be awarded to any organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)3 nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies. Contact the committee at the email below if you need a fiscal sponsor.

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 part, at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.

Requests for projects or programs that serve a greater number of county residents will receive higher priority.

Grants can be made to any entity in the POWERS LAKE.

Grant project Ideas: New playgrounds, Planting trees in parks, School tech needs,  Food pantry program, Shelter needs, County projects to improve quality of life, special need in Nursing home or Hospital/Clinic. Ambulance & Fire needs.


Grants to national organizations.

Requests for operating funds or day-to-day expenses.

Grants to religious organizations shall be limited to those activities which are non-sectarian and serve the entire community. ie. food pantry


Requests for grants or scholarships for individuals will NOT be considered.

Multi-year "pledges"

Grants submitted by organizations who seek to influence legislation, carry on propaganda, participate in political campaigns, or which threaten to cause significant controversy or divisiveness.


USING THE GRANT SYSTEM: 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.