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Strasburg Area Community Foundation

About the Strasburg Area Community Foundation

Your gift will support Strasburg forever!

The Strasburg Area Community Foundation was established in 2014 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 Strasburg 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 Strasburg Area Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Al Dosch
Judy Gabriel
Irene Herr


Al Dosch

Kara Geiger
Development Director, NDCF


The Strasburg Area Community Foundation has awarded over $12,000 in 24 grants since its inception in 2014. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • Emmons County Ministerial Association - $500 Food Pantry
  • Emmons County Museum - $500 Records Department
  • Missouri Slope Areawide United Way - $100 Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Romanus F Wagner Post 6264 VFW - $500 Accent Lighting on Tank in Memorial Park
  • Strasburg Nursing Home - $500 Outdoor Visitation Seating
  • Strasburg Park District - $500 Welk Park Playground Equipment

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Emmons County Ministerial Association - $1,000 for the Emmons County Food Pantry            
  • Strasburg Fire/Rescue Dept. - $1,500 for Jaws Of Life Rescue Equipment

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • Romanus F Wagner Post #6264 VFW - $500 Park Lighting
  • Strasburg Nursing Home - $500 Emergency Generator
  • Strasburg Park Expansion - $500 Rebuild Crows Nest
  • Strasburg Public School - $500 Graphing Calculators

Strasburg Nursing Home is the recipient of several grants from the Strasburg Area Community Foundation over the years.

2019 Grants Awarded

  • Romanus F. Wagner Post No 6264 Veterans of Foreign Wars - $500 for VFW Park Lighting
  • Strasburg Nursing Home - $500 for Emergency Generator Replacement
  • Strasburg Park Expansion - $500 for Rebuild Crows Nest
  • Strasburg Public School - $500 for Graphing Calculators for Upper Level Math

2018 Grants Awarded

  • Emmons County Food Pantry - $300 for Purchase Food for Community Food Pantry
  • Strasburg Fire/Rescue Dept - $500 for Jaws of Life Equipment Update
  • Strasburg Nursing Home - $500 for 2018 Resident "Wish List"
  • Strasburg Park Board - $500 for Park Improvements & Maintenance
  • Strasburg PTO - $300 for SPS Playground Project
  • Strasburg Public School - $300 for Closeup Program
  • Organizations must be recognized under IRS code 501(c)(3) to qualify for a grant. Any organization with an official relationship to city or state government (school, park district etc.) would also qualify.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the Strasburg area (as determined by the local advisory committee).
  • Requests for day-to-day operations shall receive low priority.
  • Grants for multi-year requests (pledges) shall not be made, however an organization may re-apply for a grant each year, provided all previous grant reporting was completed. 
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • No grants shall be made to individuals.
  • Grants shall be awarded annually at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.

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 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.