The Hebron Community Foundation was established in 2012 with funds from the Ishmael & Rose Diede estate. Ishmael was a local community photographer in Mott for 38 years, serving Hettinger and Western Morton Counties.  He  wished for his estate to continue to benefit the communities that had supported him and Rose throughout their lives. Thanks to his generosity, the Hebron Community Foundation now has the opportunity to provide funding for community projects and scholarships to area students.

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

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

Local Advisory Committee

Jenifer Hosman (Chair)
Kevin Staiger 
Collin Scull (Sec)
Ken Rehling 
Chester Brandt 
Myron Schaff (VP)


Jenifer Hosman
400 Church Ave
Hebron, ND 58638


QUESTIONS Email by clicking here 

or contact John Heinen Western ND Director for NDCF



We made it easy for you to apply online for a grant!

Step 1 - Review

Review the grant guidelines above to make sure your organization qualifies.

Step 2 - Register

Create an account on our Grant Portal. You will need your organization’s name, EIN, and executive officer's name. Be sure to write down your user name (email address) and password.

Step 3 – Complete Your Application

After registering or logging in, you will arrive at the application section. Click “Apply” to the right of the grant program to which you wish to apply. If you do not see your desired grant program on the list, contact our office. You will be able to save your application and return later to complete it.

Click here for more detailed instructions and tips for using our online grant system.

Questions: email committee here


  • 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  or (701) 590-4614 at NDCF for more information.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within the Hebron 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 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 


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

Ishmael & Rose Diede Scholarship for Hebron
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.


Please find attached updated brochures and yearly reports to the community as and when they exist. These are great items to download and send to family and friends in and out of the area as a way to share your story.

QUESTIONS Email the commitee by clicking here

Marketing Brochure 

Annual Report 2017 

Annual Report 2018