Westhope Area Community Foundation

About the Westhope Area Community Foundation

The Westhope Area Community Foundation was established in 1996 by a group of residents concerned about the lack of funding for local organizations. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Westhope 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 Westhope 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

Margo Helgerson
Bob Sharkey
Lori Berentson
Becky Braaten


Margo Helgerson
PO Box 306
Westhope, ND 58793

(701) 245-6407


Kara Geiger
Development Director, NDCF

Apply for a Grant from the Westhope Area Community Foundation

  • 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 Westhope and surrounding communities, as determined by the Advisory Committee.
  • Grants to religious organizations shall be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.

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: November

Download an application form, and return completed application to: 

          Westhope Area Community Foundation
          PO Box 350
          Westhope, ND 58793

Grants Awarded in 2017

  • Westhope Public School - $2,000 for the school and community playground
  • Missouri Slope Areawide United Way - $190 for the backpack program serving low-income families in the community