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Rugby Community Endowment Fund

About the Rugby Community Endowment Fund

Make a one-time or recurring donation to support Rugby forever!

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

Contact

Galen Mack
PO Box 196
Rugby, ND 58368

(701) 776-5246

Rugby@NDCF.net

Kara Geiger
Development Director, NDCF
701-222-8349
Kara@NDCF.net

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Rugby Lions - $10,000 for 2020 Rugby Lions COVID-19 Disaster Response & Recovery Fund
  • Little Flower School - $3,200 for Little Flower School SMART Board Upgrade & Picnic Tables
  • Pierce County Food Pantry - $1,500 for 2020 Christmas Food Baskets
  • Rugby's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - $1,000 for Rugby's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
  • Tri-County Senior Meals & Services - $1,000 for Tri-County Senior Meals & Services - Nutrition Services
  • Village Arts, Inc. - $3,500 for Portable piano purchase

2019 Grants

  • Geographical Center Historical Society - $1,000 for Benson Law Office Repairs
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Association - $3,000 for Advancing Ambulance Safety Project Rugby
  • Heart of America Germans from Russia - $3,670 for Heart of America Germans from Russia Building Project Signage Needs
  • Pierce County Food Pantry - $1,500 for 2019 Christmas Food Baskets
  • Rugby Dolly Parton Imagination Library - $700 for Rugby's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
  • Rugby Lions - $1,700 for Rugby Lions Music in the Park
  • Rugby Public School District - $1,500 for Purchase of a Majestic Quantum Field Xylophone for the Rugby Instrumental Department.
  • Tri-County Senior Meals & Services - $2,000 for Tri-County Senior Meals & Services Nutrition Services
  • Village Arts, Inc. - $4,000 for Heartland Civic Choir and Orchestra and Christmas Musical

Apply for a Grant from the Rugby Community Endowment Fund

  • Makes grants only to those organizations designated as a non-profit, tax exempt organization under IRS Code 501(c)3 or to government agencies. Individuals are not eligible.
  • Makes grants to qualifying organizations in the city of Rugby.
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to non-religious community services.

Deadline: July 1


How to Apply

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.