2022 McKenzie Co Community Foundation Grantees Announced, Hellandsaas Honored

 

November 23, 2022 | View PDF

2022 Grantees pictured from left, Teale Wold; Daniel Stenberg; Sandy Rieker; Marcia Hellandsaas; Heather Wisness; Sara Fitzpatrick; Krystal Wold; Karoline Jappe; Jan Dodge; Melanie Smith; Ty Skarda; Arron Turnquist; Doug Rolfson and Maria Borkowski. (Photo submitted)

Each year the McKenzie County Community Foundation provides grants to organizations doing charitable work in McKenzie County. This year they are awarding $12,517 towards area projects.

Marcia Hellandsaas (right) was a part of the launch of the McKenzie County Community Foundation in 2010 and has served as the local committee chair since then. Hellandsaas is handing over the reins to Daniel Stenberg (left) this fall but will continue to remain on the advisory committee.

2022 Community Foundation awardees include: Long X Arts Foundation for their Missoula Children's Theater program; Benefit Fund of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems towards the purchase of a NuStep exercise machine in the Horizon Assisted Living Facility; Watford City Park District for a 3-day remote control car camp; McKenzie County Heritage Association's Teddy's Kids Camp and Tater Tots; Trap, Neuter Rescue Foundation's spay and neuter the strays efforts; Badlands Gymnastics for their 2023 Blast in the Badlands gymnastics meet; Bakken Oil Rush Ministry for their 2022 Thanksgiving Gathering; and Running Free's Santa Run and Suicide Awareness Run.


Since its establishment in 2010, the McKenzie County Community Foundation has awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to area organization. It is set up as a permanent endowment through the North Dakota Community Foundation. Contributions to the Foundation have ranged from $50 to $25,000, and are fully tax deductible as a 501c3 charitable contribution. Earnings from the fund are given as grants each year to local organizations. The next time grant applications will be accepted is in September 2023.


Marcia Hellandsaas was a part of the launch of the McKenzie County Community Foundation in 2010 and has served as the local committee chair since then. Hellandsaas is handing over the reins to Daniel Stenberg this fall but will continue to remain on the advisory committee. Other local advisory committee members include Ty Skarda (Vice Chair), Desiree Sorenson, Jan Dodge, Doug Rolfson, Sara Fitzpatrick, and Teale Wold. Learn more about the community foundation by visiting with any of the committee members or this webpage: https://www.ndcf.net/mckenziecounty

 

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