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Recovery Fund distribution at one-year mark continues long-term rebuilding efforts
With a widely-used expense reimbursement program completed, the Minot Area Community Foundation plans to continue using donated funds to benefit long-term rebuilding in the region. Over the last nine months, Community Foundation staff and volunteers spent hundreds of hours sending out three rounds of notification letters to reach the more than 4,000 families or individuals impacted by the 2011 Mouse ...

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Signature Projects

At the Minot Area Community Foundation, we have been busy working with area partners to invest donor dollars in high-impact, community projects. Since January 1, 2013, the Foundation has invested $1,154,750 into a wide variety of initiatives aimed to improve our area's quality of life. Check out this great story that was featured on KXMC (http://www.kxnet.com/story/25479186/amphitheater-is-signature-project) and our list of signature projects for more details!

Minot Area Community Foundation
Signature Projects since January 1, 2013
Total Impact: $1,154,750


$460,000 to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center for construction of a new transitional living facility: Minot Area Rebuilding Fund

$110,000 to MAYSA Arena for the third ice rink expansion: $25,000 Mike & Dorothy Dolan Endowment Fund and $85,000 Bremer Impact Fund

$100,000 to the Minot Park District for construction of a new amphitheater in Oak Park: $75,000 Minot Area Rebuilding Fund and $25,000 Private Donor

$83,000 to the Minot Park District for the Centennial Park Woodland Trail and Souris River Recreational Access Plan: Minot Area Rebuilding Fund

$77,700 to Mennonite Disaster Services for volunteer support to rebuild Minot: Minot Area Rebuilding Fund

$50,680 to Minot Commission on Aging to fund a new nurses' station in the Parker Senior Center: Mike & Dorothy Dolan Fund

$50,000 to the Minot Park District to fund a study and business plan for a recreational center servicing the Minot area: Roger & Delores Odell Endowment Fund

$50,000 to Christ Lutheran Church to rebuild Katie's Kitchen: Arnold I. Besserud Endowment Fund

$45,000 to the Minot Park District to fund concept drawings for Oak Park and Roosevelt Park Zoo: Minot Area Rebuilding Fund

$40,520 to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center for construction of a children's playroom in the new safe home: Power of the Purse

$30,000 to the City of Minot to replace flood-affected Amtrak benches: Minot Area Rebuilding Fund

$22,850 to the Burlington Recreation Commission to rebuild the Burlington Playground: Minot Area Rebuilding Fund

$19,000 to the YMCA for the Community Fitness Park: Mike & Dorothy Dolan Endowment Fund

$16,000 to the Minot Park District for the Rotary Planting Hope project: Minot Area Rebuilding Fund



Amphitheater Rendering
Minot Area Community Foundation awards $100,000 to the Minot Park District


Minot, N.D. - The Minot Area Community Foundation has awarded $100,000 to the Minot Park District, as part of the ongoing effort to rebuild the region following the 2011 flood. The funds will be utilized to construct a new amphitheater in Oak Park, as the current facility was destroyed by flood waters in 2011.

This grant, along with the funds acquired from the Coca Cola America Is Your Park campaign, will ensure enough funding is available to move forward with the amphitheater project.

Following the flood, local donations to assist the community were channeled through the Minot Area Community Foundation. Over the past three years, the Foundation reinvested nearly $6.3 million back into the community to help directly with rebuilding efforts; more than $4.4 million in assistance has gone directly to 2,521 flooded homeowners. The Minot Area Rebuilding Fund is now in place to help the community with long-term flood recovery projects.

"Oak Park is such a wonderful gathering place for individuals and families in our community. The Foundation is proud to have the opportunity to build a new amphitheater to add to the quality of life in our area," remarked Ken Kitzman, President of the Minot Area Community Foundation.

The amphitheater project is an example where the Minot Area Community Foundation is serving as a leader within the community. The Foundation became a part of this project during its inception, by providing funding for the architectural renderings in early 2013.

The Foundation surpassed a milestone at the end of 2013 with total distributions surpassing $11 million. Since the beginning of the Minot Area Community Foundation, more than 200 local organizations have been supported through 3,519 grants to the community totaling $11,103,385.


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Power of the Purse awards over $40,000 to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center


Minot, N.D. - The Minot Area Community Foundation's Power of the Purse giving circle has awarded over $40,000 to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC), as part of DVCC's efforts to rebuild their facility following the 2011 flood. The Power of the Purse funds were used to build a children's playroom at the DVCC headquarters.

"This room allows children who have suffered acts of domestic violence a safe place to play, and while it is only one aspect of the great work that the Domestic Violence Crisis Center does, Power of the Purse is proud to be a part of this," said Gina Blasing, Power of the Purse member.

"Power of the Purse has continued to provide community-worthy projects that impact the lives of women and children. This is just another example of their commitment and dedication," added Ken Kitzman, MACF president when discussing the Power of the Purse giving circle and its members.

Since 2007, the Power of the Purse has given back over $160,000 to the community.

About the Minot Area Community Foundation

The Minot Area Community Foundation was established in 2000 as a conduit of community giving with a mission that includes assisting seniors, keeping children safe and positively impacting lives. With more than $11.1 million in grants distributed through the beginning of 2014, MACF has assisted over 200 area organizations. Donations to the foundation come in the form of planned gifts and direct donations from individuals and families. The foundation also works closely with other foundations, corporations and organizations that wish to establish funds to benefit nonprofit organizations of their choice within the area.

About the Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse is a charitable giving circle established in 2007 under the umbrella of the Minot Area Community Foundation. Formed by a few women who decided to organize positive and intelligent women to network and strengthen our community by investing time and resources, the Power of the Purse focuses on supporting programs and initiatives that benefit the women and children of the Minot area.

About the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Inc.

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Inc. was established in 1977 with a mission to empower victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing a full range of services and support that encourages personal growth and inclusion in all aspects of community life. Currently, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center provides comprehensive services in north-central North Dakota, including Ward, Pierce, McHenry, and Renville counties.






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