Rugby Community Endowment Fund

About the Rugby Community Endowment Fund

The Rugby Community Endowment Fund was established in 1981 by a group of residents concerned about the lack of funding for local organizations. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Rugby 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 Rugby Community Endowment Fund is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Galen Mack 
Kyle Nelsen
Dale G. Niewoehner 
Theone "Toni" Stevenson
Robert Wilmot


Galen Mack
PO Box 196
Rugby, ND 58368

(701) 776-5246

Kara Geiger
Development Director, NDCF

Apply for a Grant from the Rugby Community Endowment Fund

1.  Makes grants only to those organizations designated as a non-profit, tax exempt organization under IRS Code 501(c)3 or to government agencies.
2.  Makes grants to qualifying organizations in the city of Rugby.

Deadline: August 19

New for 2019 and Beyond:

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 Grants 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 Awarded by the Rugby Community Endowment Fund in 2016

  • Rugby Lions Club - $700 for Music in the Park
  • Rugby Music Department - $2,510 for Replacement of French Horns
  • Ely Music Department - $4,500 for Classroom Clavinova Purchase
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Association - $2,000 to Replace Oven in Hospital Dietary Department
  • Rugby Public School District - $1,871.12 for Summer STEM Camp (Grades 3-5)
  • Tri-County Senior Meals & Services - $900 for Nutrition Services for Persons Age 60 and Older
  • The Growing Place - $1,000 for Shingle Roof
  • Geographical Center Historical Society - $500 for Building Improvements
  • Rugby Amateur Hockey Association - $500 for Parking Lot Improvements