Current Grant Opportunities

Community Grant Round

The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is pleased to accept applications to our 2022 Community Grant Round.


Grant Proposal Guidelines

The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) awards grants to address and support:

  1. Current and emerging community needs
  2. Programs/Projects that:
  •       leverage support from other sources
  •       promote collaboration, without duplicating services
  •       show realistic planning and management


 Past Recipients and Projects


Focus Areas of programs/projects supported by the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation:

  • Basic Human Needs
  • Education
  • The Arts, Culture, and Creativity
  • Community Building
  • Rural First Responders

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.

Who may apply for a grant?

  • Applicants must be an IRS-approved tax-exempt nonprofit and described as an IRC 501(C)3, or a church, or a tax-exempt school or other government entity. Applicant organizations must be in or directly benefit the residents of Griggs, Barnes, or Ransom Counties, North Dakota.
  • Fiscal Sponsorships are accepted with a fiscal sponsorship form and their tax ID.


2022 Grant Timeline


Application opens 

Jan 31, 2022


March 7, 2022

Evaluation Window

March 9-April 18, 2022


What is the Proposal Format?

Please complete the online application and include all required attachments. A hard copy can be available upon request


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 and must complete a Final Report within a year. Please feel free to contact Andrea Nelson, or 701.490.1596 with any questions.


Innovative MicroGrants

To access the online application for our Innovative MicroGrants please visit 

Grant funds are eligible to individuals or organizations to get their ideas stemmed from The Longest Table into the community. We are looking for innovative events, projects, and programs that support a healthy and vibrant community. 

Grant funds will be available until March 15, 2022, or until all funds have been expended.

Barnes County COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Barnes County COVID-19 Relief Fund was established by the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation for the purpose of providing emergency funding to local nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to those most in need, behavioral health services, and emergency and healthcare response. Consideration may also be given to projects which support community resilience and response. 

Organizations may submit their application while funds are available. Additional information may be requested to process the application. 


Community Wellness For All

Our 2022 Community Wellness For All Grant Round has now been closed. 

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 opening the door to new ways of giving and opportunity for donors and charitable organizations.
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