Growing Our Community

Please consider gifting a portion of your harvest this year to the Kenmare Area Community Foundation. It’s an easy way to support our area’s permanent fund without having to open your checkbook. Plus, you don’t have to claim the income from the sale, and you can still deduct the cost of production for whatever you donate!

Simply fill out the donation card, and give it to your broker, co-op, or elevator. They will take care of the rest, and you will have made a difference, forever, in our community!

For more detailed information about gifting commodities, please read this article written by a retired CPA, farmer, and NDCF Board Member. 

If you have questions, please contact Kara Geiger with the North Dakota Community Foundation at 701-222-8349.

Thank you from all of us on the Advisory Committee!

About the Kenmare Area Community Foundation

The Kenmare Area Community Foundation was established in 2009 by gifts from the Kenmare Development Corporation and Kenmare Veteran’s Club. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Kenmare area. 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 Kenmare 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

Amy Ones
Laura Mibeck
Laurie Dockter
Bev Heninger

Contact

Amy Ones in Kenmare, or

Kara Geiger, Development Director at the North Dakota Community Foundation, 701-222-8349.

Send correspondence and donations to:

Kenmare Area Community Foundation
PO Box 663
Kenmare, ND 58746

Apply for a Grant from the Kenmare Area Community Foundation

Granting 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 within Kenmare and surrounding communities, as determined by the Advisory Committee.
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • Applications shall be due by June 15 of each year.

Funding Priorities 
High Priority 

  • Projects or programs that benefit a greater number of residents
  • Requests that demonstrate applicant will seek or has secured other funding sources

Low Priority 

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

Deadline: June 15


New for 2018 and Beyond:

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.

The Kenmare Area Community Foundation has provided several grants to Pioneer Village in support of local historic preservation.

Grants Awarded in 2018

City of Kenmare - 550 for Reading & Arts in the Community
Donnybrook Fire Department - 1055 for emergency lighting for new tanker truck
Kenmare City Fire Department - 1953 for Rescue tools Quick Couplers adaptors
Kenmare Food Pantry - 1018 for Kenmare Food Pantry
Renville County 4-H - 1800 for Pen the Pets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Marjorie Christensen Ribe Scholarship
The Marjorie Christensen Ribe Scholarship Fund was established by in the year 2007. The initial primary purpose of the Fund is to financially assist students from North Dakota to continue their education. The Fund will assist students from North Dakota to have an international educational experience.

Dorothy D. James Camp Grassick Fund
Established in 1999 by the estate of Dorothy D. James in support of Camp Grassick near Dawson, ND.