Park River Community Endowment Fund
About the Park River Community Endowment Fund
The Park River Community Endowment Fund was established in 1983 to make grants for community projects in the Park River 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 Park River Community Endowment Fund is managed locally by a group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually.
Local Advisory Committee
Dan Stenvold (Chair)
Pastor Mark Antel
PO Box C
514 Briggs Ave S
Park River, ND 58270
or contact Amy Stromsodt, NDCF Development Director, at 701-795-1531.
How to Apply for a Grant from the Park River Community Endowment Fund
Organizations must have a current 501(c)3 tax status or have an official relationship to local government (school, park district etc.). Low priority will be given to those seeking funding for day-to-day operations. High priority will be given to those projects in which the PRCEF can be a partner and help attract other resources.
To Apply: Download application form and send completed application to:
PO Box C
514 Briggs Ave S
Park River, ND 58270
Grants Awarded in 2018
- Kiddie Korner Preschool & Daycare, Inc - $5,000 for air conditioning and heating renovations
- Park River Volunteer Fire Department - $1,500 to purchase Helmet and Carry Flashlights
- Consolidated Waste Ltd - $10,000 for refurbishment of trailer for the refuse hauler
Grants Awarded in 2017
- City of Park River - $3,058 for the City Hall Auditorium A/C replacement
- First Care Health Center - $2,500 for a blanket warmer
- Kiddi Korner Preschool & Daycare, Inc. - $2,200 to replace the central air in the daycare building
- Park River Area School & Public Library - $3,000 towards the circulation desk update
- Park River American Legion Post #147 - $3,500 for the purchase of bleachers at the baseball diamond
- Park River Area Schools - $200 for the Chris Rostvet Scholarship
- Park River Volunteer Fire Dept. - $2,000 to purchase a thermal imaging camera and accessories
Other Funds Managed by NDCF in Park River
Scholarships for Students from Park River
Dean & Eleanor Miller Memorial Scholarship: The Dean and Elaneaor Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Linda Larson in loving memory of her parents. The Fund will financially assist students from Park River, ND High School and/or Fordville-Lankin, ND High School to further their education.
Lloyd & Martha Haas Scholarship Fund: Established with a gift from the estate of Lloyd Haas to assist Walsh County, North Dakota students who wish to study in field of medicine/nursing and who express an interest in returning to Walsh County to work.
Park River Scholarship: The Fund was established in 1994 by Larry Houser of the First United Bank of Park River and Claude Sheldon, Superintendent of the Park River Schools at the time the fund was established.
Theo Torgerson Memorial Scholarship: The Theo Torgerson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 through the Will of Mr. Torgerson who was a resident of Park River, to financially assist students from Walsh County attending a public supported post secondary institution in North Dakota and who will be in the last two years of the educational process.
Victor & Verna Johnson Scholarship: The Victor and Verna Johnson Scholarship Fund was established with a gift from the Verna Johnson Estate in the year 2008. The Fund will financially assist students from Walsh County North Dakota to continue their education.
Other Funds from Park River
Arden Burbidge Fund: Established in 1978 by Arden Burbidge to support the work of the North Dakota Community Foundation
Mary E. Finley Endowment Fund for Seniors of Walsh County: Established in 1996 by the estate of Mary E. Finley to support senior programs in Walsh County
First Care Health Center Endowment Fund: Established in 1998 to support the St. Ansgar's Hospital, now First Care Health Center, in Park River, ND.
Gustavus Adolphus Cemetery Fund: Established in 2002 by Harold & Susan Bergquist to support the Gustavus Adolphus Cemetery in Walsh County.
Hankey Family Charitable Fund: This fund was established in 2012 to provide support to organizations that fit the charitable goals of the Hankey Family.
John & Anna Mae Hankey Charitable Fund: Established in 2012, the fund will support worthwhile charitable organizations.
Northeast Regional Education Fund: Established in 1992 to improve and promote education in the Northeast North Dakota area.
Mary Ann Pecka Memorial Fund: Established in 1999 to support the upkeep and maintenance of the historic St. Mark's Catholic Cemetery located at Conway, ND.
Chris Rostvet Memorial Fund: Established in 1999 by family and friends in loving memory of Chris Rostvet who attended college in Bottineau and was planning to attend the University of North Dakota. The Chris Rosvet Memorial Fund is a sub-fund of the Park River Community Endowment Fund.
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