Finley Community Endowment Fund

About the Finley Community Endowment Fund

Established in 2002 to support charitable programs in the Finley, ND area, the Finley Community Endowment Fund is a permanent endowment fund that will support our area for years to come.  Earnings from the fund are given as grants to support nonprofit projects or programs that work to improve our communities and quality of life. 

The North Dakota Community Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under IRS code 501(c)(3) and North Dakota law, provides professional management for the fund.  Gifts to the fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of state and federal law.

The Finley Community Endowment Fund is led by a group of local volunteers that make grant decisions and fundraise to grow the fund.

Local Advisory Committee

Brian Tuite
Harold Fetting
Wayne Fetting
Dorothy Hanson
Karla Neset


Brian Tuite
PO Box 195
Finley, ND 58230


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

Kat Perkins "Home for the Holidays" Show Coming to Finley!

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas show and support the Finley Community Endowment Fund at the same time!  The Kat Perkins "Home for the Holidays" show is coming to Finley, ND, on Sunday, December 3 at 4 pm.  Seating is limited so get your tickets now!

How to Apply for a Grant from the Finley Community Endowment Fund

Grant Guidelines:

  • Area Foundation makes grants only to those organizations designated by the IRS Code 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt groups or public tax exempt organizations.
  • Application needs to be filled out describing the organization, the project, the approximate project cost and the amount requested from the Foundation.
  • We do not fund entire projects.
  • In considering a request, the board will consider:
  • Organization’s management and integrity
  • Level of local involvement and support
  • The number of people to be served and the impact of the project on the community
  • The impact of the grant from the Foundation on the success of the project
  • The extent to which the project reflects a new approach to a problem
  • No grants for daily operational requests
  • Prioritizing requests:
  • Board will look at each project on its merits
  • Low priority will be given to projects supported by government or could be funded by taxes
  • No grants to individuals
  • Grants will not be concentrated in a single community except the city of Finley. The city of Finley will receive higher consideration because of the population.

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

Brian Tuite
PO Box 195
Finley, ND 58230

Grants Awarded in 2016

  • Finley Public Library - Large Print Books/Shelving/Office Flooring:  $500
  • Finley EDC, Mic's Grocery - Freezer Project:  $2,000
  • West Traill Ambulance Service - EMT Certification Classes:  $3,000
  • Finley Park District - Pool Liner/Drain Suction Box/ Cover Project:  $1,275
  • Finley-Sharon Public Schools - FS Steele Stix Drumline Equipment:  $1,000
  • Finley-Sharon Public Schools - After School Program:  $1,500


Grants Awarded in 2015

  • Finley Community Wellness Center - Purchase of New Equipment:  $1,000
  • Steele County Historical Society - Renovation of Baldwin Arcade Building:  $500
  • Finley Park District - Swimming Pool Liner:  $3,375
  • Finley-Sharon Public Schools - After School Program:  $1,500
  • American Legion Peterson/Olson Post #13 - Exterior Siding Project:  $1,000
  • City of Finley, Finley Days Committee - Entertainment/Music:  $1,000
  • Finley Wildlife Club - Youth Pheasant Hunt - $1,000


Grants Awarded in 2014

  • City of Finley - Finley Days - Bouncy Houses Finley Days:  $788
  • Finley Economic Development Corporation - Cash Register Project:  $3,000
  • Finley Economic Development Corporation - Freezer Project:  $3,000
  • Finley Wildlife Club - Youth Pheasant Hunt:  $2,500