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Assisting Philanthropy

in Northwest North Dakota!

Community foundations help build and strengthen communities by bringing people and organizations together that want to make a difference. They are tax-exempt public charities that encourage philanthropy and are committed to improving the quality of life in the areas they serve.

The NWND Community Foundation invests and administers funds for individual, families, businesses and organizations that want to create permanent charitable funds that help create a lasting effect in their communities.

Unlike private or corporate foundations which typically receive resources from a single source (e.g. a family or a company), community foundations are supported by a broad base of community members who bring together and leverage the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses in support of people in the communities they serve.


Now is a great time to consider a gift to create an endowment fund at the NWND Community Foundation.  With the North Dakota Income Tax Credit, donors can receive a 40% credit on their income taxes for gifts of $5,000 or more to qualified endowment funds.  Head to the "How to Give" page for more information!


(701) 774-6923 (NWCF)


The Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation was established in 2015 to improve the quality of life for citizens in Divide, McKenzie and Williams counties through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy.

It is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt corporation that receives and distributes charitable funds to support a wide range of programs in northwest North Dakotan.

NWNDCF was formed by Ward Koeser and a group of citizens who were interested in establishing a financial vehicle as a means to give towards some of the needs in northwest North Dakota. Initial support for the Foundation came from George Gaukler a business and property owner in the region.

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