Community Grant Round

The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is happy to announce the opening of our 2019 Community Grant Round which provides grants to a number of nonprofits. 

As a community foundation, we look to address needs throughout Barnes, Griggs, and Ransom Counties and promote collaborative efforts that improve lives in these areas. Grant proposals are evaluated and scored by a grant committee and approved by the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Areas of Impact

The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation considers grant applications covering a wide range of community needs within four primary focus areas: Basic Human Needs, Education, Arts, and Community Building.

Funds for the Community Grant Round come from the generosity of those who supported our Annual Event and Business Challenge.

We also have Donor Advised Funds that will award funds through our Community Grant Round. Projects providing support to First Responders, especially those in rural communities, are encouraged to apply.



Grants can be awarded to projects and organizations that meet the IRS charitable requirements. A charitable organization or nonprofit organization operates for purposes that are beneficial to the public interest or other activities serving social wellbeing.

Please provide any of the following documentation to validate your charitable status:

  • 501c3 determination letter from the IRS or,
  • Fiscal Sponsorship Commitment Form if you do not have a tax-exempt status from IRS or,
  • Provide organizational documents showing how your organization meets charitable requirements which can include Mission and Vision, Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation.


Applicant organizations must be located in or directly benefit the residents of Griggs, Barnes or Ransom Counties, North Dakota.

Types of programs/projects normally NOT funded by the SVCF:

Annual appeals or membership drives; Capital debt reduction; Individuals or for-profit organizations; Organizations with outstanding final reports from previous SVCF grants; political projects; religious groups for religious purposes; and funding for any project expense incurred before the decision date unless expenses are detailed within the project application and approved by the Foundation Board.


Applications are being accepted from Jan.5- Feb. 28, 2019

Click Here for the Application

After you submit your Proposal:

The Foundation Board will review all completed grant proposals and award grant funds.   Organizations receiving grant awards will be required to sign and return the Grant Agreement Form before receiving payment and must complete a Final Report within a year.  Please feel free to contact Andrea Nelson,  with any questions.

Quick Contact

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

Phone: 701-490-1596
Email: Click Here

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