Community Grant Round

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. 

Eligible Applicants

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

Click Here for the Application

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.

Quick Contact

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

Phone: 701-490-1596
Email: Click Here

Community Foundations raise money in their communities and build a permanent resource to create vital communities by encouraging and supporting the local non-profit infrastructure.
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.
Andrea Nelson, Director
250 West Main - PO Box 724
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701-490-1596