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COVID-19 Community & Nonprofit Response Fund

Because the COVID-19 virus will likely impact every corner of the state, individuals and businesses that wish to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations or others are encouraged to donate directly to their own local entities - e.g. senior citizens center, soup kitchen, school system, hospital, etc.  If these entities aren't able to accept donations, if the donor wishes to make a larger impact statewide, or if the donor prefers a tax receipt for his/her gift, donations may be made to NDCF's ND COVID-19 Community & Nonprofit Response Fund.

The North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) established the ND COVID-19 Community & Nonprofit Response Fund to assist nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across the state.  NDCF's Board of Directors has seeded the fund with the entire grantable balance of their 2020 Statewide Greatest Needs Fund.  

The grants from this fund are intended to support efforts to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 infections in North Dakota by helping our communities follow public health recommendations and help address the financial impact of following those recommendations. Grants can also be used to assist organizations in delivering critical services in their communities or region, especially if their staffing levels or supplies have been reduced by COVID-19 impacts, or if they serve vulnerable populations (like our senior citizens).  Applicants may serve individuals, organizations, or communities, but individuals and businesses may not apply directly for grants.  The first grant round ended on April 2.  To see the list of grant awards from the first round, click hereThe second grant round closed on April 30. 

It is important to grow this fund in order to have resources to distribute to those entities that need our help.  All gifts to the COVID-19 Fund are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. As is NDCF’s policy in such circumstances, NDCF will waive its usual management fees so 100% of gifts will go to the disaster response (online credit card donation fees still apply).  Donors will receive a tax receipt from NDCF for their gift.

NDCF is in contact with colleagues around the country and in North Dakota, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services personnel, and nonprofit organizations across the state. The goal of these discussions is to find gaps in the government or other responses so that any grants from the Fund will not duplicate efforts, but instead be used for unmet needs.

A volunteer committee of North Dakota citizens will recommend the grant awards from the fund to assist in response and recovery efforts.  

Individuals and businesses that would like to donate to the fund can donate online here, or mail your check made out to "North Dakota Community Foundation" with "COVID-19 Fund" in the memo line to:

North Dakota Community Foundation
PO BOX 387
Bismarck, ND 58502

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 701-222-8349 or at info@NDCF.net.

It is important to grow the COVID-19 Community & Nonprofit Response Fund in order to have resources to distribute to those entities that need our help.  All gifts to the COVID-19 Fund are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. As is NDCF’s policy in such circumstances, NDCF will waive its usual management fees so 100% of gifts will go to the disaster response (online credit card donation fees still apply).  Donors will receive a tax receipt from NDCF for their gift.

Individuals and businesses that would like to donate to the fund can donate online here, or mail your check made out to "North Dakota Community Foundation" with "COVID-19 Fund" in the memo line to:

North Dakota Community Foundation
PO BOX 387
Bismarck, ND 58502

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 701-222-8349 or at info@NDCF.net.

First Round Grants News Release:  NDCF AWARDS $248,714 IN COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANTS

Second Round Grants News Release:  NDCF AWARDS $209,682 IN SECOND COVID-19 GRANT ROUND