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Posted by Andrea Nelson on 03-26-2021

Community Wellness For All Grant Recipients

The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2021 Community Wellness For All Grant Round. We were able to award $28,910 to two nonprofits in Barnes County thanks to the generosity of private donors.  The Community Wellness For All Program seeks to increase physical activities and integrate multiple aspects of wellness for low income individuals of Barnes County.

Dare to Create Foundation for the Arts Board members along with Andrea Nelson, SVCF Director

Dare to Create Foundation for the Arts was awarded $8,910 to promote growth and acceptance of all styles of dance, artistry, and physical wellness through a scholarship program. The overall mission of the Dare to Create Foundation for the Arts is to provide a safe haven to build positive friendships, body image and create a love for movement. "We are incredibly grateful for the support that's been shown for this new Foundation in Valley City and by the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation. People of all ages can benefit from a welcoming space to foster healthy movement and encourage creativity. We are proud to be able to offer scholarships for the continued enjoyment of these programs." Kaleen Peterson, Dare to Create board member.

A portion of funds will specifically support people with physical and/or developmental disabilities with an objective to increase student knowledge and love for movement ultimately graduating into currently established dance classes.

Andrea Nelson, SVCF Director with Tyler Jacobson VCPR Director

Valley City Parks and Recreation was awarded $20,000 to offer reduced rates for youth programs, LEAP, Community Pool, and the Gaukler Family Wellness Center to low income individuals. “The impact of this scholarship program to those who receive is difficult to quantify. We are grateful to the donors who support this fund and the opportunity through the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation” said Tyler Jacobson, Director of VCPR.  The Valley City Park District continues to strive to increase recreational opportunities for all ages, stages, and abilities.

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 www.valleycitynd.org/svcf .


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Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation
Andrea Nelson, Director
250 West Main Street
Valley City ND 58702

Phone: 701-490-1596
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We are a critical partner in identifying needs and being a resource for solutions. We are able to have the pulse on emerging and ongoing needs which allows us to create a synergistic link between donors, nonprofits and the community.
We give a heartfelt thanks to the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation for the grant opportunity. Without the funding we received we would not have been able to make this outdoor learning experience a reality.Nicole Powers, teacher at Jefferson Elementary
Andrea Nelson, Director
250 West Main - PO Box 724
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701-490-1596