Minot Community Endowment Fund

About the Minot Community Endowment Fund

The Minot Community Endowment Fund was established by a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation in 1981 as a way for local residents to give back to the Minot community to support nonprofit projects and programs. 

The fund is managed locally by a group of volunteers who make up the Advisory Committee and recommend grants from the fund annually.

Local Advisory Committee

Todd Ringoen (Minot Lions)
Susan Ness (Kiwanis)
Josh Ressler (Magic City Lions)
Kevin Black (Sunrise Rotary)
Brock DesLauriers (Sertoma Club)
Renata Buen (Optimist Club)
Ken Kitzman (Rotary Club) 
Jessica Henderson (Young Professionals) 
Troy Strube (Golden K Kiwanis)

Ex officio (non-voting)
Rich Berg (United Way)
Staci Kenney (MACF)

Advisory Committee members serve for a term of 3 years, and may serve two consecutive terms. If you are interested in being considered for a position on the Advisory Committee, please contact Allan McGeough.


Bremer Trust
Allan McGeough
20 1st Street SW
Minot, ND 58701

(701) 857-6241

or contact Kara with the North Dakota Community Foundation, (701) 222-8349.

Apply for a Grant from the Minot Community Endowment Fund

  • Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within the city of Minot 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.
  • Only one (1) request per organization per year will be considered.
  • If your organization is outside of the Minot area, please describe in the narrative section how your project or program will specifically serve Minot area residents. Provide the number of Minot area residents served, if known.
  • The grant committee welcomes and encourages applications for funding a large community project.
  • If you received a grant last year, you MUST complete a grant evaluation before a new request will be considered.

Grant round opens: January 1

Application deadline: May 31

New for 2019 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. (The grant round will open January 1.) 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.

Grants Awarded by the Minot Community Endowment Fund in 2017

•Children’s Advocacy Center - $5,000

•Companions for Children - $2,000

•Domestic Violence Crisis Center - $1,500

•Homeless Coalition - $4,000

•Junior Achievement - $3,000

•Men’s Winter Refuge - $1,900

•Minot Commission on Aging - $4,000

•ND Boys and Girls Ranch - $5,000

•Roosevelt Park Zoo - $23,392

•Second Story - $1,000

•Souris Valley Animal Shelter - $4,621

•Souris Valley United Way - $1,150

•Taube Museum - $4,550

•The Village - $2,000

•YWCA - $1,487