The Sherwood-Antler Community Foundation was established in 2010 with a gift from the Arthur H. Pearson trust. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in Sherwood and Antler. 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.
Local Advisory Committee
Advisory Committee members work with NDCF to build and promote the endowment fund. They also review grant applications annually and recommend which projects receive funding.
Development Director, NDCF
Ways to Give
You can give by cash, check, stock, partial gift of insurance, real-estate, collections, equipment, or even ag commodities. Please contact NDCF directly if you wish to donate stock or property so that we may guide you (or your financial advisor) through the process.
Individuals who give at least $5,000 and businesses that give any amount may take a 40% income tax credit for gifts to the Sherwood-Antler Community Foundation. Restrictions apply, so please visit our tax credit page to learn more.
Set up a gift in your estate plans. Make a specific, percentage, or residual designation in your will/trust or as a partial beneficiary of a retirement fund or insurance to create a simple legacy gift.
Regardless of the type of gift, requests for anonymity will always be honored. Please contact NDCF directly if you would like to make an anonymous gift.
To donate via check, make payable to NDCF with "Sherwood-Antler Community Foundation" in the memo line and mail to
PO BOX 387
Bismarck, ND 58502
The Sherwood-Antler Community Foundation has awarded more than $6,000 in 18 grants since its inception in 2010. Recent grant awards are listed below.
Grants Awarded in 2022
- Antler Rural Fire Protection District - $350 for gas detectors
- City of Sherwood - $500 for Sherwood City Park Improvements
- Zion Lutheran Church - $200 School Supply Giveaway Program
- Mouse River Park All Faith chapel - $175 for painting the chapel
Grants Awarded in 2021
- Antler Rural Fire Protection District - $400 Shelving, Tool Chest, Work Bench
- City of Sherwood - $400 City Park Improvements
- Zion Lutheran Church - $180 School Supply Giveaway Program
Grants Awarded in 2020
- Kenmare Wheels and Meals - $227 Senior Meal Program
- Antler Rural Fire Protection District - $600 TV/DVD Upgrade
Grants Awarded in 2019
- Kenmare Wheels and Meals - $340 Home Delivery Senior Meal Program
- Renville County Gun Club - $340 Facility Signage
Guidelines and Procedures
- Grants shall be awarded to those organized under IRS code 501(c)3 and those with an official relationship to a government entity (school, park district, city etc.)
- Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the communities of Sherwood and Antler.
- Grants will generally not exceed $1000 per application.
- Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
In funding decisions, the board will consider the following:
- Organizational management and integrity
- Level of local involvement and support
- The number of people to be served
- The impact of the grant on the success of the project
Deadline: September 15
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 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.
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 Sherwood-Antler Community Foundation (SACF) continue to support important projects and programs in our area forever.
Gifts to SACF 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 SACF. Doing so provides for your heirs while honoring your charitable values.
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 Sherwood-Antler 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 Kara Geiger. She has many years of experience helping donors create their charitable vision and better prepare for their discussions with financial planners. You can reach Kara at 701-222-8349 or you can email her at Kara@NDCF.net.
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
If you would like to include the Sherwood-Antler 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 Sherwood-Antler 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 www.NDCF.net/Plan.