• Purpose: Promote good will in North Dakota communities by helping fund priority projects that strengthen and enhance leaders, communities,and agriculture across the state of North Dakota.
  • Grants awarded only to IRS listed 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies in good standing. Groups without such designation seeking to apply may enlist a fiscal sponsor verify before applying with or 701-590-4614. 
  • Extensions may be granted at the discretion of the RLNDAA Foundation Board. 
  • Approved grant requests may be funded in full or partially, at the discretion of the RLNDAA Foundation Board. 
  • Funds must be spent with-in one year of receiving a grant.
  • Grant reports must be completed before future funding is considered.

Funding Priorities 
High Priority 

  • Projects or programs that benefit a greater number of residents 
  • Promote and build leadership, communities and agriculture
  • Projects that promote economic growth through teamwork
  • Requests that demonstrate applicants will seek or has secured other funding sources 
  • Tangible items and training

Low Priority 

  • Requests for operating funds or day-to-day expenses 

The following will NOT be considered: 

  • RLNDAA Foundation does not make multi-year pledges.
  • Funding for endowments.
  • Religious work or lobbying efforts.        

Rural Leadership North Dakota Alumni Association
NDSU Dept. 7390
Morrill Hall 307
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050
Tel: 701.231.5640