The first community foundation was organized in 1914 by Frederick Goff a retired judge and banker. A community foundation is a grantmaking public charity created by and for a community. It is supported by local donors and governed by a board of private citizens who work toward the greater good of the citizens in the community. Funds come from a variety of sources, including bequests and living trusts, and are invested. The investment earnings are then distributed to worthy organizations or causes. There are more than 750 community foundations in the United States and more than 1800 worldwide.

Our beginning:

The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation was established in 2013. The need for a local Community Foundation had been evident for many years, however this time was different. Valley City was in the beginning stages of a $16 million capital campaign project to build a new Wellness Center. This facility was designed to serve the health and wellness needs of the community and address the gaps Valley City State University was faced with in their HPER Department. The success of this project depended on the coordinated efforts of an organization to receive and manage donations. Thus the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation was form. Since this major project, we have continued to grow and expand and developed into a community foundation that is impacting our communities through the power of philanthropy.

To learn more about how you can be a part of this impact contact us foundation@hellovalley.com.

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