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About the Walhalla Area Community Foundation

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The Walhalla Area Community Foundation was established in 2009 by a group of community leaders to build endowment and support projects that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the Walhalla, ND 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 Walhalla 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

Shirley Robillard
Leona Schneider
Susan Karel
Melissa Gapp


Melissa Gapp
PO Box 318
Walhalla, ND 58282


Email Melissa

or contact Amy Stromsodt, NDCF Development Director, at 701-795-1531.

Advisory Committee Application

Walhalla Advisory Committee Application Form

The Walhalla Area Community Foundation has awarded over $66,000 in 14 grants since its inception in 2009. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • Gorge Arts & Heritage Council - $3,742.19 Theatre Air Conditioning System
  • Walhalla Community Hospital Association - $3,742.20 Apollo Whirlpool Bathtub Replacement

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Walhalla Swimming Pool - $7,400 toward purchase of a new boiler system
  • Walhalla Park District - $4,000 Walhalla City Park & Riverside Park tree removal and maintenance

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • Gorge Arts & Heritage Council - $3,600 for a new screen with electrical motor for Walla Theater
  • Walhalla Community Hospital Association - $3,600 Toward replacement of a handicapped accessible van for Pembilier Nursing Center

How to Apply for a Grant from the Walhalla Area Community Foundation

Grant Guidelines:
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 Walhalla

Application Deadline: Process opens September 1 and closes October 30 of each year

How to Apply:

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. (PDF)

Other Funds Managed by NDCF in Walhalla

Scholarships for Students from Walhalla

Alice Olson Byron Memorial Music Scholarship The fund was established in 2010 with a gift from the family of Alice Olson Byron and the Alice Olson Memorial Fund, to assist students who have graduated from a Pembina County, ND high school to continue their post-secondary education.

Funds from Walhalla

Beaulieu Cemetery Fund:  Established in 1992 to support the historic Beaulieu Cemetery maintenance

Frances & Emma Fitzsimonds Endowment Fund:  Established in 1992 by Frances and Emma Fitzsimonds to support their favorite charities.

Save Our Screen Fund:  Established in 2012, the purpose of the Save Our Screen Fund is to provide monies for the costs associated with the renovation/upgrade of the historic Theatre in Cavalier. Grants from the fund will be used to update/preserve the historic Cinema Theater in Cavalier, ND.