2023 McKenzie Co. Community Foundation Grantees Announced

Each year, the McKenzie County Community Foundation provides grants to organizations doing charitable work in McKenzie County. This year, they are awarding $13,180 towards area projects.

2023 Community Foundation awardees include: Long X Arts Foundation for their Missoula Children's Theater program; Benefit Fund of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems towards an Infant Bereavement Program and Chronic Care Management Program; Watford City Park District for remote control car kits for youth programming; Alexander Youth Wrestling Club, Bakken Oil Rush Ministry for their annual toy mall; and Watford City Youth Basketball.

Since its establishment in 2010, the McKenzie County Community Foundation has awarded over $63,000 in grants to area organizations. It is set up as a permanent endowment through the North Dakota Community Foundation. Contributions to the Foundation have ranged from $50 to $50,000, and are fully tax deductible as a 501c3 charitable contribution. Earnings from the fund are given as grants each year to McKenzie County organizations. The next time grant applications will be accepted is in September 2024.

Local advisory committee members include Daniel Stenberg (Chair), 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 https://www.ndcf.net/mckenziecounty.


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