2023 has been a time of reflection and celebration as we round out our 25th anniversary year.
A quarter of a century ago, in the aftermath of the disastrous Flood of 1997, a passionate group of leaders and visionaries established a foundation committed to the rebuilding and reinvigoration of the region. What started as a spark has grown into a driving philanthropic force for the middle and upper Red River Valley.
This past year was one of the most impactful years in our history. In all, the Foundation distributed a record-setting $1.35 million across 247 grants to aid animal welfare, advance human services, amplify creativity and culture, and enhance initiatives for better health and well-being.
Because of your support, the Foundation has grown to nearly $21 million in assets and continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our region - from elevated rates of childhood poverty and accessible healthcare to equity in the workforce and mental health issues exacerbated by the pandemic. We are dedicated to serving our region today while investing to address the unknowns of tomorrow.
Since 1998, we have distributed a total of $12.5 million to organizations on the front lines of these issues and many more. We owe this incredible accomplishment to you who have chosen to give in ways both big and small, but, together, are making a notable impact for good.
Please continue to support this important work with a gift to the Community Foundation’s Annual Fund. Your donation allows our team to continue to mobilize resources to improve the lives of area residents and support impact-driven charitable initiatives.
Are you looking to make an even greater difference? Consider establishing your own endowment fund at the Community Foundation. Endowment funds give back for generations to come, leaving a lasting legacy for the causes that matter most to you and your family. Plus, all of our endowments qualify for the 40% North Dakota State Tax Credit. Please contact me to learn more and set up your customized plan.
Thank you for your continued trust and partnership as we invest our efforts today to create a community committed to a better tomorrow. Your generosity makes all the difference.
With deepest gratitude,
How to Donate: Online and Mail
Online gifts may be made using the button below.
Mailed contributions can be made payable to the Community Foundation with Annual Fund noted on the memo line and mailed to:
Community Foundation of GF, EGF & Region
620 DeMers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND 58201
All donors will receive a mailed acknowledgement and gift receipt. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For online donations, standard credit card fees apply.