Hope Area Community Foundation

About the Hope Area Community Foundation

Established in 2007 by residents concerned about the lack of funding for local organizations, the Hope Area Community Foundation provides a method of receiving funds to benefit projects or non-profit organizations in the communities of Hope, Colgate and Luverne.   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 Hope Area Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Jan Daschendorf
Maynard Satrom
Jerry Flickinger
Sharon Kroeplin
Susan Lemley
Lisa Jacobsen


Sharon Kroeplin
PO Box 189
Hope , ND 58046


Email Sharon

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

7th Annual Hope Area Community Foundation Fall Supper Planned!

The Hope Area Community Foundation will host the 7th Annual Fall Supper on November 20, 2016 at the Hope Legion. Social Hour begins at 5 pm with dinner served at 5:30 pm. There will be entertainment and drawings for cash prizes! To purchase your ticket, contact anyone of the Advisory Committee members!

How to Apply for a Grant from the Hope Area Community Foundation


  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations holding a current 501(c)3 tax status or those with an official government relationship (school, park district, city etc.)
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within the cities of Hope, Colgate and Luverne
  • The average grant size will generally not exceed $1000
  • Grants will be given on an annual basis. Multi-year grants will not be funded
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community
  • The Hope Area Community Foundation places a higher priority on projects which leverage local dollars
  • Applications must be received by March 30th of each year

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 application form and send completed form to:

Sharon Kroeplin
PO Box 189
Hope , ND 58046

Grants Awarded by the Hope Area Community Foundation in 2016

The Hope City Library received a grant from the Hope Area Community Foundation in 2014 to help cover operating expenses.

The Hope Area Community Foundation awarded $12,027 in grants in 2016 to the following organizations:

  • American Legion Auxiliary - Hope - $500 for a new south entry door with handicap accessibility
  • Dollars for Scholars - Hope - Fundraising Expenses:  $500
  • Hope Ambulance Squad - $900 for a projector to be used for training purposes/new metal folding chairs and folding tables
  • Hope Cannon Memorial - Hope Cannon Memorial Project:  $827
  • Hope Cemetery - $800 to replace trees that are aging or damaged from storms
  • Hope City Library - $200 to purchase new books
  • Hope Early Learning Center Corp. - $1,500 new sidewalks and a cement slab
  • Hope Fire District - $500 for a new pressure washer
  • Hope Golf Course - $1,000 to put metal rails on the bridge of the Hope Golf Course
  • Hope Housing Development Authority - $1,000 to purchase carpet for apartment units
  • Hope Park District - Swimming Pool Expenses:  $1,000
  • Sons of American Legion - $1,000 for a new south entry door
  • Steele County Historical Society - $1,500 to preserve the 1882 Baldwin Arcade Building
  • City of Hope - $800 to fund Art in the Park