North Dakota Community Foundation

North Dakota Community Foundation

P.O. Box 387
Bismarck, ND 58502-0387
(701) 222-8349

Kevin J. Dvorak
President & CEO

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1976
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1980
Number of sponsored projects: 7

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
The fee, which ranges between 3% and 10%, is negotiated based on the circumstances of the sponsorship arrangement. The sponsored organization is charged a fee on all funds as deposited with the foundation. Funds are then made available to be spent as appropriate and in alignment with the mission of both the sponsored group and the foundation.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Geographic: North Dakota and contiguous areas

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • International development
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: We are open to sponsoring any groups that strive to build stronger communities through philanthropy. All applications for fiscal sponsorship will be reviewed to determine if the goals of both the applicant and the foundation align. If it is determined that sponsoring the applying group will further the work of the foundation, an agreement outlining both party’s responsibilities will be drawn up.

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT
  • Organizational development
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

Organization description:
The North Dakota Community Foundation was organized in October 1976 and became fully operational Jan. 1, 1977. It is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) statewide public nonprofit tax-exempt corporation that receives and distributes charitable funds to support a wide range of programs that benefit North Dakotans. The office staff, under the supervision of its volunteer board of directors, carries on the work of the foundation. Board members are appointed from major professional groups in North Dakota and from the public at large. All grant distribution decisions are made by the NDCF Board of Directors.