We bring passionate people and trusted resources together to create lasting change in Williams, Divide, and McKenzie counties.

 Community foundations carry out their missions by obtaining flexible, non-endowed funds and building permanent endowment funds.  While non-endowed funds can be granted out to nonprofits in their entirety, earnings from the permanent endowment funds are given as grants to support projects and programs in the area, but the principle remains intact, continuing to provide grants for generations to come.


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Recent NWNDCF News! - June 2019

John & Elaine Andrist Charitable Trust Announce 

Inaugural Community Investments

Crosby, N.D. — The trustees of the John & Elaine Andrist Charitable Trust have awarded eight grants totaling $192,000 to worthwhile organizations seeking to improve the quality of life in northwest North Dakota.  These grants mark the inaugural community investments to come from the Trust since its establishment in 2018.


“We are thrilled to be able to continue John & Elaine’s legacy in the communities of the greater Divide County area through the investments made by the Andrist Trust,” remarked Steve Andrist, Trustee. 


Successful grant applicants were selected because of their demonstrated and predicted future impact on the area by supporting community and economic development, arts and culture, and innovation.  The organizations receiving funds include:

  • Divide County Quarterback Club: $150,000 to support the construction of a new gymnasium for youth in Crosby;

  • Upper Missouri Ministries: $10,000 to support children of all abilities to attend Bible Camp;

  • Crosby Kids Daycare: $10,000 to support exterior beautification of the facility;

  • Divide County Food Pantry: $10,000 to support the purchase of food for distribution to people in need; 

  • Divide County Public Library: $5,000 to support the growth of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library;

  • Divide County Fair Board: $5,000 to support the purchase of new bleachers;

  • Crosby Blue Line Club: $1,000 to support the purchase of skate sharpening equipment; and

  • Prairie Tumbleweeds Association: $1,000 to support the installation of a new air conditioning unit and doors.