Mott-Regent Community Foundation

About the Mott-Regent Community Foundation

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

Established in 2012 through the Ishmael & Rose Diede estate, the Mott-Regent 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 Mott-Regent 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 Mott-Regent Community Foundation is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

HELPING US BUILD THE FUND: In order for the fund to have a bigger impact in the community, we invite those in the region to make some sort of a gift. Please refer to the "other information" tab for a report and brochure to find out more. Or please call one of us on the committee. We would be happy to answer any questions.

Local Advisory Committee

Alex Aldinger (Mott)
Kevin Carvell (Mott)
Leian Keator (Regent)
Karen Kouba (Regent)
Morgan Kouba (Regent)
Linda Swindler (Mott)


Karen Kouba
Regent, ND 58650


Send Committee an Email

or contact John Heinen (701) 590-4614 or  with the North Dakota Community Foundation Dickinson office. .

Apply for a Grant from the Mott-Regent Community Foundation

  • 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. Contact John at NDCF for more information: or 701-590-4614 
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations within Mott and Regent. 
  • 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 SEPTEMBER 15th of 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 

  • 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 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 



Download an application form, and send completed application to:

          Mott-Regent Community Foundation
          PO BOX 86
          Regent, ND 58650


ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION CLICK HERE: Fill out completely since form does not save information. A copy will be sent to the committee for review once you hit send.


CLICK HERE TO OPEN ONLINE GRANT REPORT: Grant report is due 6 months after receiving a grant in order to be considered for future years grants. Be sure to fill out completely since form does not save information. Once you hit send, you will receive a confirmation email will all your information entered.

Grants Awarded

Mott Country Club: New Mower
Hettinger County Historical Society
Mott Food Pantry: Food purchases
Mott Fire Protection District
--Wildland Fire Gear
Regent Rural Fire Protection District
--for wildland fire gear
--Fire Suits
City of Mott
--Steam Power Program
--Repair of Wall and Ceiling

Committee Gives out Grants

A few Committee members gives checks to local recipients

Please contact us for available funds

Please find attached various materials which you can download for your own or to pass along to a family member or friend. Help get the word out about the fund, helps the fund grow and serve the community in a bigger way. Any questions please refer to the contact page to contact a committee member. Thank you!

Brochure of Foundtion

Community Report 2017 (coming soon): This will give committee and granting updates for the year.