Current Grant Opportunities

Community Wellness For All

The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is pleased to accept applications to our Community Wellness For All Grant Round.

This grant allows health and wellness programs in Barnes County the opportunity to apply for grant funds to provide low-income individuals the opportunity to participate in health and wellness programs.

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.  Organizations interested in applying should complete the online application. Applications are to be submitted by December 2, 2022.


Eligible Applicants

Charitable organizations or programs may apply and should submit either:

  1. 501c3 determination letter from the IRS or,
  2. Fiscal Sponsorship Commitment Form if you do not have tax-exempt status from the IRS or,
  3. 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.


  • 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 a template that will be 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. The Foundation Board will then review and make recommendations at their December 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.



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 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 Grant Round

Our 2022 CommunityGrant 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
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It is key that we have a broad knowledge of the needs and initiatives within our communities so that we can articulate those objectives to donors and support the good work of our Nonprofits.
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