Current Grant Opportunities
Community Wellness For All Grant Round Now Open
The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) is pleased to announce the expansion of our Community Wellness For All Program. This allows health and wellness programs the opportunity to apply for grant funds to provide low income individuals the opportunity to participate in health and wellness programs in Barnes County.
The overall goal and purpose of the Community Wellness For All program is to increase physical activities and integrate multiple aspects of wellness for low income individuals of Barnes County.
Charitable organizations or programs may apply and should submit either:
- 501c3 determination letter from the IRS or,
- Fiscal Sponsorship Commitment Form if you do not have a tax-exempt status from the IRS or,
- Provide organizational documents showing how your organization meets the charitable requirements which can include Mission and Vision, Bylaws and/or Articles of Incorporation.
Only organizations and programs that operate in and serve Barnes County residents are eligible to apply. School supported activities are excluded from receiving grant funds.
Online grant applications should be submitted by 5:00pm on Dec 18, 2020. Please contact Andrea Nelson with any questions or if we can be of assistance to help you understand the goals and objectives of the Community Wellness for All Program. Online application can be found HERE.
Please ensure all materials requested in the grant application are provided.
- Organizations are required to establish their program and protocol for individuals to apply for scholarships as laid out in the grant application.
- We require that the individuals receiving scholarships pay a portion of the costs which is developed through your application and program.
- Organizations shall provide quarterly reports to SVCF by using the template provided. This is to ensure the funds are being used as stated in the application. The SVCF holds the authority to cease grant funding if the charitable intent is in question. Attendance, cost share of scholarship recipient and verification of need will be strongly monitored through these reports.
- Funds will be dispersed quarterly after review of the quarterly reports submitted.
- Grant funds are intended solely for scholarships to offset the cost for an individual to participate. Grant funds shall not be used for general operating or to pay for equipment or supplies necessary to participate.
- Although matching funds are not required to receive grant funds, we encourage applicants to demonstrate broad community support for the program. This may include examples of an active board or other funding sources.
Review and Selection Process:
The Foundation will review all completed grant proposals and provide additional feedback to ensure grant applications meet the requirements. There will be a two - three week period for changes to be made. The Foundation Board will then review and make recommendations at their January 2020 meeting. 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 at or 701-490-1596 with any questions.
Community Grant Round
The 2020 Community Grant Round is closed, please check back for more opportunities in 2021.
The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is happy to announce the opening of our 2020 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.
Grant Fund Guidelines
The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce our 2020 Community Grant Round. This is an opportunity for local charitable organizations to apply for grant funds that impact Barnes, Ransom, and Griggs Counties. Funds used to support our Community Grant Round comes from the generosity of those who support our Annual Fundraising Event, the John Deere Foundation and Donor Advised Funds.
The overall goal and purpose of the Community Grant Round are to address and support current and emerging community needs in the areas of Basic Human Needs; Education, Arts, Culture and Creativity; and Community Building.
Projects are strongly encouraged to demonstrate through the grant application how support will be leveraged from others, promote collaboration and have realistic planning and management.
Charitable organizations may apply and should submit either:
- 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; capital campaign projects; 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.
Applications are being accepted from Jan.6- Feb. 14, 2020
After you submit your Proposal:
The Foundation Director will review all completed grant proposals and provide additional feedback to ensure grant applications meet the requirements. There will be a two week period for changes to be made if feedback is provided. 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.
Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation
Andrea Nelson, Director
250 West Main Street
Valley City ND 58702
Email: Click Here
Donors like Charlotte Van Houten Estate, Lilian Jacobson Estate and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph and Jane Winge, who gave to the Barnes Co Historical Society Endowment Fund have made a difference in their community and provided a gift that lasts forever. They are helping to meet the needs of the museum today and for years to come.