Milnor Community Foundation

About the Milnor Community Foundation

Russell Brown

Dale Brown

Established in 2015 through the estates of brothers Russell and Dale Brown, the Milnor 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 Milnor 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 Milnor Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually.

Local Advisory Committee

Carol Peterson
Morty Haugen
Kate Mund
John Sakry
Greta Buskohl
Terry J. Dusek
Jasmine A. Smith


Carol Peterson
City of Milnor, Economic Development Coordinator
PO Box 75
241 2nd Ave
Milnor, ND 58060


Email Carol

Amy Warnke, Development Director East
North Dakota Community Foundation

Send Amy an email


The Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 grant round.  All Applications must be received by October 1, 2016. 

Apply for a Grant from the Milnor Community Foundation


  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the community of Milnor and the Milnor School District
  • Low Priority will be given to grants requesting funds for day-to-day operations
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community
  • To be considered for the current grant round, organizations must submit a completed application which contains all information requested on the application form
  • the Advisory Committee will hold two grant rounds annually.  Applications must be received by April 1st of each year for the first grant round and October 1st for the second round.  Late applications will not be considered for the current round.  Applications are to be turned in to Milnor City Hall

In funding decisions, the committee 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


How to Apply:  Download an application form and return completed application to:

Milnor Community Foundation 
Carol Peterson 
PO Box 70 
Milnor, ND 58060



Grants Awarded by the Milnor Community Foundation


  • Milnor Public School - $4000 toward playground renovation project
  • Milnor Scholarship Association - $2,500 for a scholarship given in the name of Dale and Russell Brown
  • Youth Opportunity Unlimited - $2,000 for improvements to the daycare
  • City of Milnor - $760 to purchase a waste receptacle for Freedom Park
  • Sargent Seniors Council/Milnor Merry Makers - $1000 toward purchase of a stainless steel island and dishwasher
  • City of Milnor Park District - $3000 to purchase a new merry-go-round
  • Milnor Recreation Board - $600 for new baseball gear
  • Milnor Satellite Club - $1,500 for improvements to Freedom Park



  • Milnor Satellite Club - $2,000 for new screen door and lock on the Keg and permanent lighting on the gazebo in Freedom Park
  • Milnor Public School - $7,000 for Playground Renovations 
  • Youth Opportunity Unlimited - $500 for grass seed
  • Milnor Park District - $2,500 for retractable awning and lounge chairs for the pool
  • Milnor Park District - $850 for sand/gravel for the playground at the park
  • Sargent Co. Seniors - $2,500 for kitchen renovations to the Senior Center


  • Milnor Scholarship Association - $4,000 for youth scholarships
  • Youth Opportunity Unlimited - $5,000 for a backyard shade structure
  • Lakeview Golf Course Association - $5,000 for a concrete patio
  • Milnor Fire Department - $10,000 for a concrete apron on the new fire hall
  • Milnor Park District - $6,000 for new life guard chairs
  • Milnor Recreation Board - $1,500 for uniforms for Pony/Midget Baseball
  • Milnor Park District - $780 to fund summer Art in the Park
  • Lakeside Cemetery Association - $5,000 upkeep of the cemetery and new software for record keeping


  • Milnor Area Community Center - $5,395 for floor seal in locker and equipment rooms
  • Children's Summer Theater - $3,000 for a summer theater production
  • Milnor Youth Football - $6,000 for new football equipment and equipment racks
  • City of Milnor - $13,664 for Peterson addition annual payment assistance
  • Milnor Satellite Club - $10,000 for two 5 row bleachers with guardrails and towing kit