Glen Ullin Community Foundation

About the Glen Ullin Community Foundation

Ishmael & Rose Diede's legacy will live on in North Dakota through the four Community Endowment Funds and scholarships established by Ishmael's estate.

Established in 2012 through the Ishmael & Rose Diede estate, the Glen Ullin Community Foundation is a permanent endowment fund that will support our community for years to come. Earnings from the fund are given as grants to support nonprofit projects or programs in the Glen Ullin area that work to improve our community and quality of life. 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 Glen Ullin Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Chris Geiss 
Nancy Bittner 
Mary Sibla
Art Hellman


Nancy Bittner
PO BOX 668
Glen Ullin, ND 58631

(701) 348-3325

Click here to email committee

or contact John Heinen with the North Dakota Community Foundation.

Apply for a Grant from the Glen Ullin Community Foundation


  • Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies. Groups without such designation seeking to apply may enlist a fiscal sponsor. Please contact John at NDCF for more information: (701) 590-4614. 
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within the Glen Ullin community.
  • Grants to religious organizations shall be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community. 
  • Application forms will be available online at 
  • Applications shall be due no later than April 1 of each year. Extensions may be granted at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. 
  • Approved grant requests may be funded in full or partially, at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. 

Funding Priorities 
High Priority 

  • Organizations that serve Youth, Senior Citizens, Leadership, and Community Development 
  • Projects or programs that benefit a greater number of residents 

Low Priority 

  • Requests for multiple-year funding 
  • Requests for operating funds or day-to-day expenses 

The following will NOT be considered: 

  • Requests for grants or scholarships for individuals 




CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION  Be sure to complete in one sitting since form does not save information. A copy will be sent to the committee once you hit sent. Thank you!

Grant Reports: If you received funds in year past but did not submit a grant report please do now by using the online Grant report link in the next section.


Download an application form, and send completed application to:

          Glen Ullin Community Foundation
          PO BOX 668
          Glen Ullin, ND 58631

QUESTIONS: Email committee here


CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REPORT FORM: Reports are due 6 months after receiving a grant and in order to be considered for future grants. The form does not save data so be sure to fill out completely and hit send to save

Grants Awarded by the Glen Ullin Community Foundation

Marian Manor has received several grants from the Glen Ullin Community Foundation to support senior services in the community.

  • Krazy 9's 4-H Club - $1,000 for community beautification projects
  • Glen Ullin Park Board - $1,150 for electrical upgrades to the Glen Ullin Memorial Park campground
  • Crossroads Golf Course - $1,150 for South West water installation
  • Glen Ullin Food Pantry - $1,150 to purchase food pantry items
  • Marian Manor - $1,150 for physical therapy equipment
  • Glen Ullin/Hebron Public Schools Drivers Ed Program - $300 for Impact Teen Drivers program




The North Dakota Community Foundation also administers the following funds in the Glen Ullin area:

Ishmael & Rose Diede Scholarship for Glen Ullin
Established with a gift from the estate of Ishmael Diede. This permanent endowment fund will be used to provide scholarships to high school students in Hettinger & Western Morton Counties.

Robert E. Chase Scholarship
The Robert E. Chase Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by the Mandan Rotary Club to honor longtime Mandan businessman and community leader Robert E. Chase. Each year, the Dollars for Scholars chapters from Hebron, Glen Ullin, New Salem, Flasher, and Mandan shall recommend recipients for the award.

Ishmael & Rose Diede Charitable Fund
Established in 2012, the fund will support qualified projects/organizations in western Morton County and Hettinger County, North Dakota. The fund will also support scholarship grants to students graduating from western Morton County and Hettinger County high schools.

If you or someone you know woudl like to find out more about making a gift to this community foundation, call John Heinen NDCF development director (701) 590-4614

Please find attached various materials which you can download for your own or to pass along to a family member or friend. Help get the word out about the fund, helps the fund grow and serve the community in a bigger way. Any questions please refer to the contact page to contact a committee member. Thank you!

Annual Foundation Report 2016

Annual Foundation Report 2017

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