Posted by Andrea Nelson on 04-04-2019
2019 Community Grant Round Recipients
Part One of Four
The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is happy to announce the recipients of our 2019 Community Grant Round. Thanks to generous donors and a successful fundraising event last fall, we were able to award $34,750 to thirteen nonprofits in Barnes, Griggs and Ransom Counties. Nonprofit and charitable organizations were encouraged to participate by submitting an application for projects that impact our community through a competitive grant round. The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors made awards based on projects that address current or emerging community needs, create a deep and lasting positive impact, and demonstrates quality planning and management.
Hi-Line Prairie Gardens and Orchard was awarded $3,000 to support their community project to develop an educational area to teach students and the community on the importance of pollinator gardens and the restoration of their habitats. This project will engage 6 partner organizations and 75 volunteers who will construct four pollinator gardens, a rain garden, and one native grass area totaling 12,198 square feet with 24,290 flowering plants. Becky Heise, Steering Committee for the Orchard, says “Thanks to the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation, these funds will allow us to complete phase 3 of the project. The support is greatly appreciated.”
TLChildcare, the only nonprofit daycare facility in Valley City, was awarded $3,000 for educational opportunities and improvement projects in order to provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment for the children. “TLChildcare is beyond thrilled with the opportunity from the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation to offer us this grant. It allows us to update and add necessary components to our daycare facility and continue to provide quality care to kids and families.” Says Amber VanBruggen and Dani Lindemann, Directors of TLChildcare. “We are beyond thankful and blessed.”
Prairie Waters Education and Research Center was awarded $1,400 to purchase 12 GPS receivers for geo-caching activities at Prairie Waters. This project provides an entertaining and educational outdoor scavenger hunt for K-12 students in the area to learn about wetlands and watersheds. Andre DeLorme, Director of Prairie Waters says, “A big thank you to the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation! This grant will help us to continue providing fun, educational activities at Prairie Waters to approximately 500 students each year.”
The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization that brings together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in Barnes, Ransom, and Griggs Counties. For more information on the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation or ways to give, please visit us at 250 West Main St, Valley City or contact us at 701-490-1596 or valleycitynd.org/svcf.
Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation
Andrea Nelson, Director
250 West Main Street
Valley City ND 58702
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We are so thankful to have people in our community who care about the needs of our students as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation.Shari Larson, director of the Education Foundation for Valley City Public Schools