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Sherwood/Antler Community Foundation

About the Sherwood/Antler Community Foundation

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

We are currenly seeking volunteers to serve on the Advisory Committee. The two basic responsibilities are:

  1. Committee members review grant applications and recommend which applicants receive grants and the size of those grants.
  2. Committee members help the fund grow by developing a fundraising plan and carrying it out.

If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee, please contact Kara Geiger at the North Dakota Community Foundation.


Kara Geiger
Development Director, NDCF

The Sherwood/Antler Community Foundation has awarded nearly $5,000 in 14 grants since its inception in 2010. Recent grant awards are listed below.

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.

Click here for more detailed instructions and tips for using our online grant system.