Clarence Johnson & Eunice Iwen Community Foundation for Arthur, ND

About the Clarence Johnson & Eunice Iwen Community Foundation

Clarence Johnson and Eunice Iwen

Established in 2005 through a generous gift from the Clarence Johnson & Eunice Iwen estate, this fund benefits  youth and community projects and activies in the Arthur, ND 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 community foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Anne Nyberg
Ashley Olson
Greg Gebeke
Mike Sjursen
Dawn Holm

Contact

Mike Sjursen
PO Box 101
Arthur, ND 58006

701-446-7832

Email Mike

or contact Amy Stromsodt, NDCF Development Director, at 701-795-1531.

Spring 2018 Grant Applications Available!

The Advisory Committee for the Clarence Johnson and Eunice Iwen Community Fund for Arthur is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 grant round.  Completed applications must be received by April 1, 2018.  Visit the "Apply for a Grant" tab for more information!

How to Apply for a Grant

Grant Guidelines
Organizations applying for grants from the Community Foundation for Arthur must meet the following guidelines:

  • Grants will be limited to those organizations and/or projects that provide a direct service or benefit to the Arthur area as determined by the Advisory Board.
  • Grants will made only to those organizations designated as a government entity or a non-profit, tax exempt group under IRS code 501(c)(3).
  • Grants will not be made to individuals.
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • Low priority will be given to applications that will be funding day-to-day operations of an organization.
  • Grants will be made twice each year with application deadlines of April 1 and October 1.

Other Granting Considerations
Advisory Board members will look at the following factors when making granting decisions:

  • The impact of the grant on the success of the project
  • The number of people benefiting from the project and the overall impact on the community
  • Community financial and in-kind donations toward the project
  • Organizational management and integrity of the organization
  • Level of local involvement and support

**Applicants may be asked to appear before the granting committee to answer questions or clarify information in the application.


To Apply: Download application form and send completed application to:

Mike Sjursen
PO Box 101
Arthur, ND 58006

Grants Awarded by the Clarence Johnson and Eunice Iwen Fund

The Good Samaritan Society has received numerous grants from the Clarence Johnson & Eunice Iwen Community Foundation over the years.

SPRING 2018 GRANTS:

  • Arthur Rural Fire Protection District - $20,000 toward purchase of a grassland fire truck
  • City of Arthur - $10,000 toward new City of Arthur signs
  • Dollars for Scholars, Northern Cass School - $5,000 toward scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Job Development Authority of Arthur - $12,500 for payment on fuel tanks at Gas Station
  • Job Development Authority of Arthur - $22,000 toward debt payment on City Mall
  • Job Development Authority of Arthur - $30,000 for repair bills of JDA owned buildings
  • Arthur and Hunter Park Districts - $20,000 toward continuing Northern Cass Pass project
  • Clarence Johnson and Eunice Iwen Scholarship Fund - $2,707 to build a named fund for local students

 

FALL 2017 GRANTS:

  • City of Arthur - $3,500 for Christmas Tree lighting
  • City of Arthur - $12,250 for new City of Arthur signage
  • Community of Care - $5,000 toward One Stop Service Center & Faith community Nurse program
  • Job Development Authority of Arthur - $7,000 for a waste oil furnace at the Gas Station
  • Job Development Authority of Arthur - $24,500 for repairs to properties owned by JDA
  • Job Development Authority of Arthur - $30,250 toward debt payment on city mall
  • Job Development Authority of Arthur - $15,000 to purchase a new fuel tank for Gas Station
  • Arthur and Hunter Park Districts - $20,000 toward laying a hard surface on Northern Cass Pass
  • Northern Cass Dollars for Scholars - $5,000 toward scholarships for local senior students

 

 

SPRING 2017 GRANTS:

  • Northern Cass School - $50,000 - Final bond payment on school gymnasium
  • City of Arthur - $2,500 for flowers and seasonal flags for Main Street
  • City of Arthur - $6,000 toward water main replacement project
  • Job Development Authority of Arthur - $3,198 toward bathroom remodel project in the city mall
  • Job Development Authority of Arthur - $31,000 toward debt payment on city mall
  • Arthur and Hunter Park Districts - $15,000 to put hard surface on Northern Cass Pass bike path
  • Northern Cass Dollars for Scholars - $5,000 toward 2017 scholarships to senior students
  • Northern Cass School District - $2,000 to fund STEAM Camp
  • Arthur Housing Authority - $7,500 to shingle Arthur Housing apartment roof
  • Clarence Johnson/Eunice Iwen Scholarship Fund - $2,997 to build a named scholarship fund for local students

 

 

FALL 2016 GRANTS:

  • Northern Cass School - $50,000 toward bond payment on School Gymnasium
  • Clarence Johnson and Eunice Iwen named Scholarship Fund - $2,864
  • Norther Cass Dollars for Scholars - $5,000 for local scholarships
  • Community of Care - $4,000 toward one stop service center community nurse program 
  • JDA - $3,000 Aurthur Mall enterance project 
  • JDA - $49,000 toward debt payment on the Arthur Mall
  • City of Arthur - $8,540 ADA Bathrooms
  • City of Arthur Beautification - $3,300 Christmas decorations

 

 

SPRING 2016 GRANTS:

  • Good Samaritan - $3,000 for the Home Day program
  • City of Arthur - $650 for flowers on Main Street
  • City of Arthur - $650 for new flags for Main Street
  • Arthur Fire Department - $15,000 for payment on new fire truck
  • Northern Cass School - $4,000 for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp
  • Northern Cass Dollars for Scholars - $5,000 for local scholarships
  • Clarence Johnson and Eunice Iwen named Scholarship Fund - $5,009
  • JDA - $41,700 toward debt payment on the Arthur Mall
  • Northern Cass School - $50,000 toward bond payment on School Gymnasium

Other Funds Managed by NDCF in Arthur, ND

Dorothy W. Burgum Non-Endowment Fund Established in 1999

Frederick & Jody Burgum Family Non-Endowment Fund Established in 1998

Northern Cass Education Foundation  Established in 2000 by Northern Cass School for educational purposes.