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NWND Community Foundation Announces Grant Awards


The Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation has awarded six grants totaling $15,000 to worthwhile organizations seeking to improve the quality of life in Williams, Divide, and McKenzie counties.  Grants were awarded after a competitive application process with seventeen area organizations requesting over $46,000 of support.  


“There are so many meaningful projects taking place in Williams, Divide, and McKenzie counties, and we are so happy that we are able to support two local nonprofits in McKenzie County our inaugural grant round in 2016,” remarked Ward Koeser, President of the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation Board of Directors.


Organizations that were supported from McKenzie County include the Bakken Oil Rush Ministry receiving $2,300 for outreach program support and McKenzie County Heritage Association receiving $3,000 to create a summer farmers market.  Other organizations that were supported include the James Memorial Preservation Society receiving $1,700 to purchase LED light fixtures; Old Armory receiving $3,000 to repair their roof; Family Crisis Shelter receiving $2,500 for education and group activities; and Salvation Army receiving $2,500 for upcoming Christmas gift support.

“It is because of the flexibility of the community foundation structure that the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation is able to support such a variety of organizations that are creating lasting change in our communities.  We look to continue this through annual grant rounds in the coming years,” said Koeser.

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