About Us

The Minot Area Community Foundation is a leading voice and catalyst for connecting donors, nonprofit organizations, professional advisors, community leaders and other partners to inspire charitable giving and improve the quality of life in communities in our area.



We work directly with donors, foundations, corporations and nonprofit organizations to educate them about issues affecting our communities and offer support for their charitable goals.

Due to the generosity and vision of all our donors, the Community Foundation is able to build stronger, healthier communities for today and for the future. We will continue working for our donors and the communities we serve with visionary leadership, effective grant making and endowment building services.

Our Mission

To enrich the quality of life for the people of this area by:

Encouraging philanthropy by providing attractive solutions to donors

Being a catalyst for community cooperation

Serving as a resource for Minot area charitable organizations

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Hot off the press!
2017 Challenge Grant Results

The Minot Area Community Foundation's Arnold Besserud Fund sponsored a Challenge Grant to benefit Minot area food pantries in 2017 and the results are in! The Challege Grant ultimately resulted in an additional $3,000 going back to Minot

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