Minot Area Community Foundation
Minot Area Community Foundation

Summer Recap

Grant to Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports

The Minot Area Community Foundation granted $6,000 to Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports in Minot to purchase a new Adaptive Golf Cart (paragolfer).

Prairie Grit provides sports opportunities for youth and adults living with physical and developmental disabilities in Minot and the surrounding area to enhance their quality of life. The organization offers a variety of activities and events year-round including a successful sledge hockey program. The para-golfer is unique in that it gives someone who is not normally physically fit to golf, the opportunity to get out on the golf course and play. It will allow Prairie Grit to further grow their golf program to include everyone regardless of their physical or development circumstances.

"Prairie Grit is very thankful to have the support from the Minot Area Community Foundation on this project to help our youth and adults living with disabilities enjoy the game of golf," said Drew Hanson, Fundraising Director for Prairie Grit. "We are very fortunate to have 2 of these adaptive golf carts housed at The Vardon Golf Club and we look forward to continuing our mission of providing these sporting opportunities to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in and around the Minot community."

The Minot Area Community Foundation supported the purchase of the new adaptive golf cart with funding from the Ovid F. Boisjolie Fund, Chuck & Madge Westlie Fund, The Williamson Fund, and the Mike and Dorothy Dolan Fund.

"The Foundation is honored to support projects like these that bring a true benefit to our community. The para-golfer will be a great addition to the program Prairie Grit has already successfully established," said Ken Kitzman, President of the Minot Area Community Foundation.

Burlington Splash Pad

The Minot Area Community Foundation annouced a $100,000 grant to the Burlington Rec Commission from The Mike & Dorothy Dolan Fund.

The Burlington Rec Commission, in conjunction with Burlington Economic Development and City Leaders, devised a plan called The Riverfront Project to help rebuild the community after the flood of 2011. Included in this Project plan is a Splash Pad, that showcases 14 different water features including a huge water tower, water gun, and ladybug.

The Minot Area Community Foundation approved a $100,000 grant to The Burlington Rec Commission for the Splash Pad. "The Foundation not only supports organizations within Minot, but also our surrounding areas and this is a great example of that," says Ken Kitzman, President, MACF. "The residents of Burlington have worked hard to restore their community post flood and we are proud to be a partner."

"This has been a huge joint effort between the City of Burlington, The De Sour Economic Development Corp and the Burlington Recreation Commission. Our community is so thankful of this generous donation from the MACF to our Splash Pad and has created a positive addition to our community" stated Jeanine Kabanuk, Park Member.

The Burlington community has over 1,200 residents. City Leaders are confident the Splash Pad, as well as future projects, will bring togetherness and improve the quality of life for many surrounding areas.

3rd Annual Donation Station Challenge Grant

The Minot Area Community Foundation has announced their 3rd Annual Donation Station Challenge Grant to benefit Minot food pantries. Area organizations are invited to utilize the Donation Station in the coming months to collect items and stock area food pantries for a chance to win additional grant dollars for one of the eligible Minot food pantries.
Participating organizations are asked to set a goal of collecting 1,000 pounds or more of food during a single collection drive for a designated food pantry. If successful, that organization’s designated food pantry will also receive a $500 grant from The MACF Arnold I. Besserud Fund.
This is the third year that MACF is offering the challenge grant. Last year, 11 organizations participated, collecting over 16,000 pounds of food. A total of $5,500 in grant money was distributed because of the challenge grant’s success.
This year’s challenge grant will run from September 1st – December 31st, 2019. Food collection events must take place within this time frame and The Donation Station must be utilized for the event. Eligible Minot food pantries include Our Lady of Grace, The Lord’s Cupboard and Salvation Army. Rural communities wanting to participate will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
The Donation Station is already booking up quickly! Please contact The Minot Area Community Foundation at 852-0646 to book the Donation Station for your upcoming event. 



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