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By Staff | Jul 26, 2013

NDCF accepting grant applications

The North Dakota Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for grants from its Unrestricted Fund. Eligible organizations in the state include those designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt groups or government agencies, such as a park district or school district.

Interested organizations should submit a concise letter of request (not to exceed two pages) describing the organization, project, approximate project cost, and the amount requested from NDCF. Applications are due by August 15, 2013 and should be mailed to NDCF Letter of Request, PO Box 387, Bismarck, ND 58502-0387. The NDCF Board of Directors will review the letters of request and send formal application materials to those projects that pass the first round. Grants are paid out in late November or December.

Established in 1976, the North Dakota Community Foundation manages over $50 million in assets for the betterment of North Dakota communities and citizens. The Foundation distributed over $110,000 in unrestricted and field of interest grants to eligible organizations across the state in 2012.

More information is available at www.NDCF.net or by calling the NDCF at 222-8349.

Eagles donates to local groups

The Rugby Eagles donated more than $18,000 to the following groups in the second quarter: Rugby FFA, Rugby After Prom, Lutheran Youth Organization, Rugby Fire Department Auxiliary, Wolford FBLA, Rugby FBLA, Wolford Music Boosters, Barton Sportsman, American Cancer Society, Rugby Hockey Association, Geographical Historical Society, Rugby Fire Department, SWAT Wrestling, Hospice Foundation, Friends of the Lyric, Rugby Gymnastics.

Natural Resources Trust meeting set

The North Dakota Natural Resources Trust will hold their summer Board of Directors meeting at 12:30 p.m., CDT, July 30-31, 2013, at Spirit Lake Casino and Resort, 7889 Hwy. 57, St. Michael, ND 58370. A half-day business meeting will be held Tuesday, July 30 and tours of the Devils Lake outlets will take place Wednesday, July 31.

The North Dakota Wetlands Trust was established as part of the Garrison Diversion Unit Reformulation Act of 1986. The purpose of the Trust was to preserve, enhance, restore and manage wetlands and associated wildlife habitat in the State of North Dakota.

With the passage of the Dakota Water Resources Act (DWRA) of 2000 by Congress, the Trust, now known as the North Dakota Natural Resources Trust (NRT), has added to its mission the conservation of grasslands and riparian areas.

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