Finley, ND – The Advisory Committee of the Finley Community Endowment Fund is currently accepting applications from municipal and non-profit organizations for their 2017 grant round.  Eligible recipients must have a current 501(c)3 tax status or have an official relationship with local government (such as a school or park district).  Applications are available at Citizens State Bank or online at  All completed applications must be returned to Citizens State Bank by August 31, 2017, to be considered for a grant.

This year, the Advisory Committee will distribute over $9,000 to worthy local projects.  “Our first grant was made in 2004 and was for $358”, said Advisory Committee Chair Brian Tuite, “We have really come a long way since then”.  Since that time, the fund balance is now over $226,000 and the committee has actually given over $54,000 in grants! “Our community endowment fund is so flexible,” added Tuite, “It is available to support whatever projects or programs are most important in Finley every year. We are eager to see what applications we get this year”.

 Previous grantees and projects have included the Finley Park District, Finley Sharon Public Schools, Finley Park Board and the Finley EDC.

 For more information on the Finley Community Endowment Fund, please see the website at or contact Karla Neset at 524-1921 or Brian Tuite at 524-2880.   

Finley Community Endowment Fund

Accepting Applications for 2023 Grants

About Community Endowment Funds

The Community Endowment Fund program is a signature program of the North Dakota Community Foundation. A community of any size may create a permanent, flexible financial resource to support nonprofit projects and programs under the umbrella of the North Dakota Community Foundation. The Foundation provides professional management of the funds, as well as ongoing support from our experienced staff. Because the fund is a component of the North Dakota Community Foundation, there is no need to create a separate nonprofit entity with by-laws, a Board of Directors, or staff. An Advisory Committee of local citizen volunteers builds the fund through annual fundraising campaigns and makes grants to eligible nonprofit or community projects each year. The North Dakota Community Foundation provides the 501(c)(3) structure and professional staff.

Currently, 60 communities participate in the Community Endowment Fund program. Using the interactive map below, click on the star closest to your town and follow the link to your community's endowment fund page. You may also use the list below the map to find your community. If your community doesn't have an endowment fund, and you would like information about how to start one, please contact us.

* Information provided by North Dakota Community Foundation.