Roosevelt Park Zoo Grant
Posted: Oct 05 2017
MACF grants $500,000 to Zoo
The Minot Area Community Foundation is excited to announce their largest grant to date of $500,000 to the Roosevelt Park Zoo. The grant will be applied to the zoo’s current project of building a new Amur Tiger habitat.
The Roosevelt Park Zoo is the oldest zoo in North Dakota and has endured through two major flood events in 1969 and 2011. The flood of 2011 de-railed their previous plans to redesign several areas of the zoo and they are now in the fundraising stages of their “Big Cat” redesign which will break ground in the Spring of 2018. They have already been awarded $1 Million from the City of Minot’s Community Facilities Grant Fund.
Becky Dewitz, Zoo Director said, “We are humbled and inspired by the generosity and support of Minot Area Community Foundation. This grant is immediately impactful to help improve the Roosevelt Park Zoo for our community and visitors. With this gift, we will work to make our good zoo great.”
The Minot Area Community Foundation (MACF) was established in 2000 with a mission stating that “through informed leadership and proactive community investment, we will strive to enhance the quality of life in our community.” Ken Kitzman, President MACF, “Our zoo is an incredible facility that provides year-round entertainment for our community and the surrounding communities. We believe that the zoo, along with the Park District, provide services that are vital to our quality of life and we are extremely excited to be supporting this project.”
A ground-breaking ceremony will take place in the Spring of 2018 and will be announced at a later date.