Cooperstown Community Foundation

About the Cooperstown Community Foundation

Established in 2007 by a group of residents concerned about the lack of funding for local organizations, the Cooperstown Community Foundation provides a method of receiving funds/donations to benefit projects or non-profit organizations in the Cooperstown area. The Foundation is affiliated with the North Dakota Community Foundation, which is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation under IRS code 501(C)3 and North Dakota State law.

The Cooperstown Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Larry Grandalen
Kent Dick
Allen Douville
Jodi Somerville
Julie Lunde
Scott Loge
Pam Ressler

Contact

Larry Grandalen
PO Box 464
Cooperstown, ND 58425

701-797-7126

Email Larry

or contact Amy Warnke (701-795-1531), Development Director of the NDCF.

Apply for a Grant from the Cooperstown Community Foundation

Guidelines

  • Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt groups or government agencies.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the community of Cooperstown.
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • Higher priority will be given to those projects that attract other resources.


In funding decisions, the board will consider the following:

  • Organizational management and integrity
  • Level of local involvement and support
  • The number of people to be served
  • The impact of the grant on the success of the project

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

Larry Grandalen
PO Box 464
Cooperstown, ND 58425

The Cooper Theatre has been the recipient of grants from the Cooperstown Community Foundation in the past, as well as a grant from the North Dakota Community Foundation's Statewide Greatest Needs Fund.

 

Grants Awarded in 2017

  • Cooperstown Medical Center - Griggs County Care Center PA System:  $1,000
  • Trinity Lutheran Church - Vacation Bible School:  $1,000
  • Cooper Theatre Inc. - Projector Updates:  $1,000
  • Cooperstown Community Activities - WeeCare Improvements:  $1,500
  • Cornerstone Community Church - Awana After School Program:  $1,000
  • Cooperstown Country Club - Bathroom Remodel:  $4,000
  • Zion Lutheran Church - Vacation Bible School:  $1,000

 

Grants Awarded in 2016

  • Cooperstown Community Activities Authority - Infant Room Renovations:  $2,500
  • Zion Lutheran Church - Vacation Bible School:  $1,000
  • Town & Country Garden Club - Garden needs at Cooperstown Medical Center:  $1,000
  • Cornerstone Community Church - Awana Club After School Program:  $800
  • Cooper Theatre Inc. - General Operating Expenditures:  $500
  • Griggs County Historical Society - Veteran Interviewing Project:  $1,500
  • Trinity Lutheran Church - Vacation Bible School:  $1,000
  • Griggs County 4-H Council -  Fair Barn Window Project:  $450
  • Griggs County Fair Board - Inflatable Games for Achievement Days:  $1,000
  • Griggs County Public Library - Library Shelf Units:  $1,000

 

 

Grants Awarded in 2015

  • Trinity Lutheran Church - Vacation Bible School:  $800
  • Cooper Theatre Inc. - General Operating Support:  $500
  • Griggs County Public Library - Move Computers Within Library:  $1,150
  • Cornerstone Community Church - Awana After School Program:  $800
  • Griggs County Fair Board - Fair Barn Window Replacement:  $750
  • Cooperstown Country Club - Furnace/Air Conditioner Repair:  $1,000
  • Zion Lutheran Church - Vacation Bible School:  $800
  • Cooperstown Community Activities Authority - Cardio Equipment - $1,000
  • Cooperstown Cemetery Association - Create New Road on North Side of Cemetery:  $1,000
  • Cooperstown Park Board - City Park Playground Equipment:  $1,000
  • Cooperstown Fire Department - Incident Response Vehicle:  $1,000
  • Town & Country Garden Club - Refinish Gazebo in Mini Park:  $800

 

 

Grants Awarded in 2014

  • Cooperstown Cemetery Association - Upkeep Of The Historic Cemetery:  $1,000
  • Cooperstown Community Activities Authority - Building Repairs:  $2,550
  • Cooperstown Golden Age Club - Building Repairs:  $1,000
  • Cooperstown Park Board - Swimming Pool Updates:  $1,000
  • Cornerstone Community Church - Awana Program:  $500
  • Griggs County Public Library - Project Support:  $2,550
  • Town & Country Garden Club - Park Maintenance:  $1,000
  • Trinity Lutheran Church - Operating Support:  $1,000

 

 

 

Other Funds Managed by NDCF in the Cooperstown Area

Dick & Dean Bultema Memorial Scholarship:  The fund was established in 1987 by Myrna Bultema of Wimbledon in memory of her son who was killed while sleeping in a rest area and her husband who passed away a year later.  The scholarship will assist graduating seniors from Barnes County schools intending to enter some agricultural related field. 

Friends of Oscar 0 Endowment Fund:  Established in 2008 to provide upkeep and maintenance of the Oscar 0 Missile Site located near Cooperstown, ND and assist the Griggs County Historical Society to preserve and maintain an interpretive center for Oscar 0 at the Griggs County Museum.