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Westhope Area Community Foundation

The Westhope Area Community Foundation was established in 1996 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 Westhope 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 Westhope 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

We currently have openings for volunteer Advisory Committee Members! If you're interested in helping Westhope build a permanent financial resource to support community projects and nonprofit organizations, please contact Kara Geiger at the North Dakota Community Foundation.


Kara Geiger
Development Director, NDCF

The Westhope Area Community Foundation has awarded over $12,000 in 9 grants since its inception in 1996. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grant Awarded 2020 Westhope Economic Development - $2,600 for Community Cares COVID-19 Support​​​​​​​


Guidelines and Procedures

  • Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt groups, or government agencies.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within Westhope and surrounding communities, as determined by the Advisory Committee.
  • Grants to religious organizations shall be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.

High Priority 

  • Projects or programs that benefit a greater number of residents
  • Requests that demonstrate applicant will seek or has secured other funding sources

Low Priority

  • Requests for operating funds or day-to-day expenses
  • Requests for multiple-year funding

Deadline: October 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.