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Williston Area Community Foundation

About the Williston Area Community Foundation

The Williston Area Community Foundation was established in 2014. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Williston 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 Williston 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

Additional members are being added please contact John Heinen if interested or would like to make a referal. 



John Heinen at North Dakota Community Foundation in the Dickinson Office (701) 590-4614 or

Po Box 1505

Dickinson, ND 58602

Annual Reports





Since the Williston Area Community Foundation’s inception in 2014, & the George & Helen Christensen Family Charitable Fund in 2013, over $7,000 in 6 grants has been awarded. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grant Awarded in 2021: Dakota Children's Advocacy Center - $2,500 Child Abuse Outreach

Grant Awarded in 2020: Summit Counseling - $2,330 for COVID-19 Protection

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • MonDak Gymnastics Support Group - $715.60 for Window & Door Replacement, Roof Repair
  • Williston Council for the Aging - $1,073.40 for Northwest Dakota Public Transit Software & Vehicles


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 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.