Mission Statement

The Grenora Public School Foundation seeks to challenge and encourage all students to become lifelong learners and effective decision makers.

About the Grenora Public School Foundation

The Grenora Public School created the Grenora Public School Foundation in March 2012 to supplement the funding of projects that will “improve students' learning and life experience.”  This project fund provides donors with a way to make tax-deductible donations for the benefit of the Grenora Public School District.

Our area in northwest North Dakota is a dynamic environment, with changes happening rapidly.  In the mid 2000’s, the school’s K-12 enrollment at Grenora Public School was 44 students.  That number has now grown, approaching 200 students.  This growth in an oil boom economy, changing requirements in education, and the passion of many, drive the need for improved school resources and facilities.  See our Projects link for needs we are filling with funds from generous donors to the Foundation, as well as projects we’d like to see funded.

Donations to Grenora Public School Foundation through the North Dakota Community Foundation are tax deductible.  The NDCF is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) statewide public non-profit tax-exempt corporation that receives and distributes charitable funds to support a wide range of programs, which benefit North Dakotans, including our students at Grenora Public School through the Grenora Public School Foundation.

The Grenora Public School Foundation is a component fund of the North Dakota Community Foundation. NDCF works in conjuction with the GPSF advisory committee to ensure donations are managed properly, oversees approval of  appropriate projects, and helps assist with marketing and fundraising programs. 

FOUNDATION Committee members include:

President - Carlyle Norby, GHS Class 1964

Vice President - Lavern Johnson, GHS Class 1980
Sec/Tres - Ron Laqua, GHS Class 1972

Lee Garaas, GHS Class 1972

Nicole Berg, GHS Class1994

Hunter Berg, GHS Class 1995

Sue Zavalney, GHS Class 1981

Troy Walters, Superintendent – Grenora Public School

QUESTIONS -- DONATIONS -- IDEAS please email the committee at  grenorakids@gmail.com

Ways to Donate

You have many options available to donate to the Foundation - click here to learn about them or, simply click the "Donate" tab at the left to send your check or authorize a credit card donation. Thank you!

Contact Us

Questions? Suggestions? We’d like to hear from you.  Email us or call the Grenora Public School’s Superintendent at 701-694-2711.




The Grenora Public School Foundation distributes an annual newsletter to school alumni and others.

Each edition tells about completed projects, those in progress, and those we strive to fund and accomplish – made possible by our generous donors who are acknowledged and listed in each newsletter edition.  We welcome your suggestions to improve this newsletter, this website and other means by which we might better inform the community. 

Introductory Letter 2012

Foundation Policies and Procedures Doc 2017

Edition 1 – Newsletter Fall/Winter 2013

Edition 2 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2014

Edition 3 -  Newsletter Fall/Winter 2015

Edition 4 -  Newsletter Fall/Winter 2016

Edition 5 - Newsletter Fall/Winter 2017


Generous donations from alumni and others have enabled the completion of these projects at Grenora Public School Foundation, some of which were in conjunction with donations from other individuals and entities. Thanks a bunch !!


  • Additional safety-compliant playground equipment
  • Other goals will be posted to this site as they develop


Thank you to our Donors!

The mission of the Grenora Public School Foundation to “improve students’ learning and life experience” can only be accomplished through donations from generous givers.   We have very generous givers!  Thank you!!

A current list of donors can be viewed in each Foundation newsletter under the "Announcements" tab.

We invite you to join your fellow classmates/alumni and others to donate toward the Foundation’s effort.  If you’d like to learn more about these efforts, contact us.  We’d be glad to visit with you.