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Mission Statement

The Grenora Public School Foundation seeks to challenge and encourage all students to become lifelong learners and effective decision makers.

About the Grenora Public School Foundation

The Grenora Public School created the Grenora Public School Foundation in March 2012 to supplement the funding of projects that will “improve students' learning and life experience.”  This project fund provides donors with a way to make tax-deductible donations for the benefit of the Grenora Public School District.

Our area in northwest North Dakota is a dynamic environment, with changes happening rapidly.  In the mid 2000’s, the school’s K-12 enrollment at Grenora Public School was 44 students.  That number has now grown, approaching 200 students.  This growth in an oil boom economy, changing requirements in education, and the passion of many, drive the need for improved school resources and facilities.  See our Projects link for needs we are filling with funds from generous donors to the Foundation, as well as projects we’d like to see funded.

Donations to Grenora Public School Foundation through the North Dakota Community Foundation are tax deductible.  The NDCF is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) statewide public non-profit tax-exempt corporation that receives and distributes charitable funds to support a wide range of programs, which benefit North Dakotans, including our students at Grenora Public School through the Grenora Public School Foundation.

The Grenora Public School Foundation is a component fund of the North Dakota Community Foundation. NDCF works in conjuction with the GPSF advisory committee to ensure donations are managed properly, oversees approval of  appropriate projects, and helps assist with marketing and fundraising programs. 

FOUNDATION Committee members include:

President--Carlyle Norby, GHS 1964

Vice President --Sue Zavalney, GHS Class 1981

Treasurer/ Secretary--Alison Carlson, GHS Class 2009

Tom Field, GHS Class 2015

Aaron Rudningen, GHS Superintendent

Lee Garaas, GHS Class 1972

Lavern Johnson, GHS Class 1980

Lee Gunlikson, GHS 1970

Lane Larsen, GHS Class 2000

Jesse Madsen, GHS class 1995

QUESTIONS -- DONATIONS -- IDEAS please email the committee at

Ways to Donate

You have many options available to donate to the Foundation - click this "Donate" tab at the left to send your check or make a secure online donation one time, or make it reoccuring to fund an amount you like over time. 

Contact Us

Questions? Suggestions? We’d like to hear from you.  Email us or call the Grenora Public School’s at 701-694-2711.

Newsletters - Documents

The Grenora Public School Foundation distributes an annual newsletter to school alumni and others.

Each edition tells about completed projects, those in progress, and those we strive to fund and accomplish – made possible by our generous donors who are acknowledged and listed in each newsletter edition.  We welcome your suggestions to improve this newsletter, this website and other means by which we might better inform the community. 

Introductory Letter 2012

Foundation Policies and Procedures Doc 2017

Edition 11 -- Newsletter Fall 2023

Edition 10 -- Newsletter Fall/Winter 2022

Edition 9 -- Newsletter Fall/Winter 2021

Edition 8 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2020

Edition 7 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2019

Edition 6 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2018

Edition 5 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2017

Edition 4 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2016

Edition 3 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2015

Edition 2 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2014 

Edition 1 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2013



Generous donations from alumni and others have enabled the completion of these projects at Grenora Public School Foundation, some of which were in conjunction with donations from other individuals and entities. Thanks a bunch !!



Thank You to Our Donors!

The mission of the Grenora Public School Foundation to “improve students’ learning and life experience” can only be accomplished through donations from generous givers.   We have very generous givers!  Thank you!!

A current list of donors can be viewed in each Foundation newsletter under the "Announcements" tab.

We invite you to join your fellow classmates/alumni and others to donate toward the Foundation’s effort.  If you’d like to learn more about these efforts, contact us.  We’d be glad to visit with you.