Our Mission:  To improve the quality of life for North Dakota’s citizens through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy.


Established in 1976, the North Dakota Community Foundation is a public, non-profit, tax-exempt organization that receives and distributes charitable funds to support a wide range of programs that benefit North Dakotans.  The Foundation currently manages over $50 Million in assets and has made more than $54 Million in grants across the state of North Dakota.

2013 Annual Report is now ready!

The 2013 Annual Report is now available! Please click on the link to view our current report. To view past and other reports please click here.

NDCF Surpasses $50 Million!

WOW!!! The audit is done and the results are in: the North Dakota Community Foundation surpassed $50 million in total endowed assets last year, thanks to our generous donors! Read the full press release here.

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Welcome our Newest Fund
The New Salem Area Community Foundation

The New Salem Area Community Foundation was officially organized in early 2014 and will be giving out its first round of grants in March.

Website Highlights

A map-based database displays the funds, grants, and board members from the cities of North Dakota.

Giving to the Foundation

Outright gifts, including gifts of appreciated property, stocks, closely held stock, cash and real estate, are accepted by the North Dakota Community Foundation. The Foundation can also work with you in deferred giving. We offer charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trusts, bequests and the full gamut of deferred tax-wise gifts. Of course, all gifts to the Foundation are fully tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for the current limits.