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Community Response Fund

FM Area Foundation

The Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties has been activated in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The purpose of this fund is to collect donations to support organizations in Cass County, N.D., and Clay County, Minn., in the weeks and months following a community crisis or disaster. The FM Area Foundation created the Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties in 2017.

We are currently accepting donations to help meet needs of the nonprofit sector impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will help support nonprofit organizations directly involved in addressing needs for vulnerable populations, such as people experiencing homelessness, people with low incomes, people with physical and mental disabilities, senior citizens, people with limited English proficiency, people facing hardships due to lost or reduced work, etc

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Red River Corridor Fund

The purpose of the Red River Corridor Fund (RRCF) is to create jobs by helping small businesses across North Dakota access capital. The RRCF is funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury as part of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program through the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The RRCF consists of a coalition of 36 North Dakota municipalities who joined together to bring this capital resource to their communities.

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Nonprofit Relief Fund

Community Foundation: Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, & Region

To enhance our regional response to this pandemic, the Foundation has created the Nonprofit Relief Fund to provide immediate support for nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 disaster in Grand Forks and Walsh Counties in ND and Polk County in MN.

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COVID-19 Family Support Fund

United Way of Dickinson

In response, United Way has established the COVID-19 Family Support Fund, a dedicated resource for working families affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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COVID-19 Disaster Response & Recovery Fund

Minot Area Community Foundation

The Minot Area Community Foundation has activated it's COVID-19 Disaster Response & Recovery Fund to accept charitable donations to support nonprofits affected by disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Disaster Response & Recovery Fund was established in 2017 to respond to community crisis or disaster. The Foundation will seed the fund with $25,000.

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Relief Fund

Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation

As a regional community foundation, the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation (NWNDCF) works to serve and strengthen communities across Williams, Divide, McKenzie, and Mountrail Counties every day.  In light of recent events, NWNDCF has decided to do more, not only to help now but in the future, by establishing the NWNDCF Relief Fund to support communities and nonprofits as they deal with the myriad of issues posed by the downturn of the oil and gas industry and the COVID-19 virus.

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Barnes County COVID-19 Relief Fund

Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation

The purpose of this fund is to support those most impacted on the front lines, Mental Health Services, Human Services providers and other needs identified through the Foundation in Barnes County.

If you are a nonprofit organization that is providing services to those impacted please contact our office. We want to hear from you and learn how we can best support you during and after this crisis.

We are currently accepting donations to help meet the needs and challenges nonprofits will face during the unsettled time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Souris Valley Emergency Response Fund

Souris Valley United Way

We have established an Emergency Response Fund that will channel local assistance to proactively respond to impacts of the COVID-19 virus and other public, local crises that may arise as situations evolve. With people's health at risk and our day-to-day activities changing rapidly, there are hardships ahead for so many of our neighbors who do not have access to childcare, health insurance, and for those who may be living paycheck-to-paycheck.

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The Small Business Relief Fund


Learn everything you need to know about the Small Business Relief Initiative and the Small Business Relief Fund. Here you’ll find all the information needed to navigate this combined relief effort by GoFundMe, Yelp, Intuit QuickBooks, GoDaddy, and Make your contribution to help more small businesses receive grants.

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Helping Hearts

Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Institute, and Alex Stern Family Foundation

A series of surveys have been distributed to nearly 500 charities across North Dakota and northwest Minnesota to assess how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted their ability to achieve their organization’s mission. You can help our regional charities by donating or helping provide for urgent needs across the state.

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DMF/Impact - COVID-19 Critical Services Fund

Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Institute, and Alex Stern Family Foundation

Dakota Medical and Impact Foundations have created the “DMF/Impact COVID-19 Critical Services Fund” to raise additional support for critical health and human services organizations in the region. 100% of dollars raised through this fund will be distributed as grants to North Dakota and northwest Minnesota charities.

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