Anamoose Area Community Foundation (AACF)
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The Anamoose Area Community Foundation was established in 2008 by a group of residents concerned about the lack of funding for local organizations. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Anamoose area. AACF is affiliated with the North Dakota Community Foundation which is a nonprofit, tax exempt corporation under IRS code 501(c)3 and ND law. All contributions and bequests received by the AACF are placed into a permanent endowment fund. Earnings from the fund are used to support nonprofit projects or programs in the area. Each year the AACF hosts various projects in effort to increase the fund and the amount available for grants.

BOARD MEMBERS

Norma Martin, President
Shirley Nitz, Secretary- Treasurer
Joe Weninger, Vice President
July Fahy
Pam Hoke
Dick Hauser
Alyce Heer
Rose Weninger
Phyllis Peiler
Pat Sieg
Testimonials by AACF board members

Norma Martin, President

Being a member of the AACF gives me the opportunity to be a voice in helping choose what needs and improvements are most important for the majority of the citizens of our community, in addition to helping carry out ways to continually support our funding into the future. To be able to help have well-deserved projects become a reality for the betterment and future of our area is definitely a rewarding experience!

Shirley Nitz

To be a member of the committee you are a part of the community by helping the Anamoose Area Community Foundation organization and town with the funds to help sustain our town and keep it vital. 

Rose and Joe Weninger

Being active in the AACF is one way of giving back to our community.  Anamoose is a thriving community and we feel it is important to help keep it that way. The AACF will assist Anamoose in accomplishing future goals in the community by providing financial support through grant money that may not otherwise be available. As our fund grows, the “harvest” of our work will be more readily visible to the community. We care about our community; supporting an organization that will continue to give even after we are no longer living is gratifying.

Julie Fahy

To improve the quality of life for the citizens of our community.

 

Phyllis Peiler

It is exciting to be able to give to a worthy cause for the betterment of the community.

Dick Hauser

It keeps our small community active and open for new opportunities.

Alyce Heer

Keeping Anamoose viable is important to me. The AACF is a long-term way to achieve this goal. 

   
 

Pamela Hoke

After moving into our small town of Anamoose from a much larger town in PA.   I see that our neighbors and friends are a positive part to our community.  By having this committee, each person acts as liaison to get the word out of just how important it is to have a growing town.  Most important we need to be of help with our elderly as well as our young children.   In order to have growth, only working together will we  be able to accomplish this.

This year I can say setting in, watching and taking in all that was discussed, I was able to see a dedicated committee for our Anamoose community.

Pat Sieg

It feels good to be part of an organization that enables nonprofit groups to receive grants that further their goals for projects that help many in the community.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission Statement of the Anamoose Area Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in our community through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy.

GRANTS

Grants are distributed annually. A total of $35,000 grant money has been distributed over the past six years.

Previous Years Grant Recipients Include:

Anamoose Civic Club - for Summer Youth Program
Anamoose Park Board - for Bldg. and Play ground Equip.
City of Anamoose – for street and sidewalk repair
Tri-County Senior Meals - for Anamoose Area Senior meals
Anamoose Fire District - towards the cost of Protective Gear, water tanker and new fire hall.
MainStreams - improvements in 1909 Historic Bank
Little Raiders Day Care - building fund
Anamoose Housing - building repairs

GRANT GUIDELINES

  • Organizations must be recognized under IRS code 501(c)3 to qualify for a grant. Any organization with an official relationship to city or state government.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the Anamoose, ND area.
  • Grants will not be given to organizations requesting funds for day-to-day operations.
  • Grants for multi-year requests (pledges) will not be made, however an organization may re-apply for a grant each year.
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community.
  • Grants may be awarded annually at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.

In funding decisions the board will consider the following:

  • Organization management and integrity
  • Level of local involvement and support
  • The number of people to be served
  • The impact of the grant on the success of the project

GRANT APPLICATIONS

Grant applications are available on line at www.ndcf.net/anamoose or call Norma Martin at 701-465-3500.

FUND RAISING PROJECTS IN PAST YEARS

  • Corn Feed
  • Calendar and Cash Raffles
  • Mailings to businesses, alumni and Anamoose citizens
  • Silent Auction
  • Pie Sales
  • Auction
  • Brochures
  • Website

Pictured are Pam Hoke and Pat Sieg

CHANGES IN AACF

Anamoose Area Community Foundation was started in 2008 with funds received from the 18 month Horizons program Anamoose had taken part in. In 2009 $1800 was given out and funds have been awarded every year since. On Sunday, August 6th $7700 was given out to five organizations. Over $50,000 has been awarded to non-profit organizations in the Anamoose area in nine years.

Two new members were added this year. Pat Sieg is a long-time Anamoose resident where she and her husband Frank raised their children. Pam Hoke just moved to Anamoose last year from Pennsylvania. She and her husband Ron moved to be near their son Heath, wife Theresa, and grandchildren. 


2017 GRANT AWARDS

On Sunday, August 6th the Anamoose Area Community Foundation's President Norma Martin awarded five grants to Anamoose organizations at the Anamoose Senior Sunday Brunch. These grants were approved by the AACF committee.

$2500- Anamoose Housing Corporation for sidewalks
$1500-Anamoose Fire Protection District for new equipment-truck
$1500-Senior Meals & Services for Anamoose Senior Meal Nutrition program
$1200-Anamoose Park Board to purchase park benches.
$1000-Anamoose/Drake Girl's Softball program 

Beth Bruner remarked that the girl's softball team has only lost 1 out of 11 games this year.

Beth Bruner and son. Bill Goodwin on behalf
of the fire department.
Cindy Heintz, Tri-County Executive Director

Linda Dusek, Anamoose
Housing Director
Theresa Hoke, member of
the Anamoose Park Board

FIFTH AACF CASH RAFFLE

The Anamoose Area Community Foundation had their 5th cash raffle with the drawing at the Anamoose Senior Center Brunch on December 4th, 2016. Winners were from many communities, even from as far as Cheney, WA. Towner tied Anamoose for the most winners from a community.

The Harvey Eagles sold raffle tickets. When Norma Martin stopped to check on the sales, there were three tickets left. Brandt Jenner, manager, bought one ticket and Elaine Miller, employee, bought one. They shook dice for the third ticket and Elaine ended up paying for it. When they won $100 Elaine shared it with Brandt.

Joe and Rose Weninger sold 23 of the 50 books of tickets sold. They have sold the most tickets every year.

Pictured are Elaine Miller; Alyce Heer, AACF President; and Brandt Jenner.

The following are the winners:

1. $550 Dixie Friesen, Riverdale
2. $250 Al Hausken, Anamoose
3. $100 Bobby Martin, Martin
4. $50 Phyllis Peiler, Anamoose
5. $150 Warren Zakopyko, Balfour
6. $50 June Burgard, Towner
7. $100 Woody's Repair, Harvey
8. $100 Helen Lehmann, Towner
9. $50 Brenda Reimche, Martin
10. $100 Brandt Jenner & Elaine Miller
11. $250 Tyler Macfi, Cheney, WA
12. $50 Brad Lageson, Anamoose
13. $100 Joel Doubek, Anamoose
14. $50 Darlene Carpenter, Granville
15. $50 Tina Berndt, Towner
16. $200 Ronda Carpenter, Towner
17. $50 Ann Balk, Sawyer
18. $150 Doris Johnson, Rapid City, SD
19. $50 David Luiska, Wing
20. $50 Marjorie Kleinsasser, Fessenden


2016 ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS AWARDED

Anamoose Area Community Foundation gave out grants to three non-profit organizations at the Anamoose Senior Center on Sunday, August 7th. $2500 grants were given out to:

  • Anamoose Park Board for new playground equipment.
  • Mainstreams to install electric furnace/air conditioner & duct work in the Anamoose 1909 Historic Banks.
  • Tri-County Seniors Meals & Services to supplement senior meal expenses.

This is the 6th year that grants have been given out. A total of more than $35,000 has been given out for more than 30 projects. The current endowment fund is $195,000. 

Members of the Anamoose Advisory Board are: Alyce Heer, President; Joe Weninger, Vice-president; Shirley Nitz, Secretary/Treasurer; Norman Martin, Rose Weninger, Phyllis Zimmerman, Dick Hauser, & Julie Fahy.

Lorie Schmaltz, Anamoose Park Board, accepts a $2500 grant from Joe Weninger, AACF

Myrna Muffenbeir, Director & Bill Goodwin, Board member, (right) accept a $2500 grant for McHenry County Meals & Services from Joe Weninger, AACF.

Joe Weninger, AACF, presents Bonnie Helm with a $2500 grant for MainStreams.


THE ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (AACF) held its 4th annual Cash Raffle. A total of 500 tickets were sold and 20 winners were drawn. The drawing was held Sunday December 6th at the Senior Citizen Center Brunch. The 20 lucky winners this year are as follows:  

Accepting the $550 cash prize for
Terry Heinrich is his son, Adam.

Anamoose winners: Esther Doubek - $50; LaDonna Goodwin - $150; Kathy Rademacher (from two tickets a $200 and a $100 ) - $300; and Marvin Stotz - $250. Harvey winners: Tim Buckwitz - $50; Zach Haepfer - $50; Vernon Helm - $100; Shirley Johnson - $100; Steve Kourajian - $100; Barb Sisson - $50; Don Schmidt - $50; Barb Schulz - $100; and Jeanette Weltz - $150;  Denhoff winner: Jim Paulus - $50; Goodrich winner: Ryan Filler - $250; Fargo winner: Wendy Weninger - $50; West Fargo winner: Dorothy Nelson - $50; and Washburn winner:  Hank Helm - $50.

Congratulations to the grand prize winner of the $550 cash prize, Terry Heinrich of Harvey. Terry is co-owner of the Super Value store in Harvey and has always been a very generous supporter not only to AACF but also to many organizations throughout the area communities.

 AACF extends sincere thanks and appreciates everyone who has ever supported in any way  the many projects AACF has sponsored over the years. Established in the year 2008, AACF has been able to distribute over $39,000 in grant funds to several area non-profit organizations including the Anamoose Fire Department, Anamoose Park Board, Anamoose Senior Center, Tri-County Meals on Wheels, MainStreams, and the Anamoose Little Raiders Day Care Center Project in process. Greetings to all for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS

The 2015 Anamoose Area Community Foundation grants were given out Sunday, August 2nd, at the Anamoose Senior Center during their Senior Brunch.

Five grants were given out to the following non-profit organizations:

$3,000 Little Raider's Day Care-building. Pictured is Steve Heim (L) accepting grant from Joe Weninger
$2,500 Anamoose Park Board-playground equipment. Jaque Reis accepting Park Board grant
$1,000 Anamoose Senior Citizens-roof repair. Pictured is Ron Cartwright (R) accepting grant from Joe Weninger
$1,000 Senior Meals & Services-matching funds for senior meals. Pictured is Bill Goodwin accepting grant
$400 MainStreams-replace hot water heat radiators. Pictured is Bonnie Helm accepting MainStreams grant. 

Over $34,000 in grants has been given out to local non-profit organizations. In the past grants have also been given out to: Anamoose Fire Department for equipment and building, City of Anamoose for sidewalks, and Anamoose Housing for improvements. 

Little Raider's Day Care
-building
Anamoose Park Board-
playground equipment
Anamoose Senior Citizens-
roof repair
     
Senior Meals & Services-
matching funds for senior meals
MainStreams-
replace hot water heat radiators

WINNERS OF ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CASH RAFFLE

Doug Helm won the big prize of $550

Twenty lucky winners were drawn for the AACF Cash Raffle on December 7th at the Anamoose Senior Center Monthly Brunch. The total amount of cash awarded was $2500 from the limited 500 tickets sold. The following names were drawn:

From Anamoose: Pat Sieg-$200; Gerald Koble-$100; Barb Martin-$100; Jerry Schnase-$50; Brent Weninger-$50; Dennis Zimmerman-$50

From Harvey: Jordan Grossman-$250; Eveline Heitmann-$250; Jeff Lien-$100; Dale Ophdahl-$100; Buffy Edinger-$50; Elaine Reimche-$50; Larry Martin-$50; Karen Olson-$50;

From Martin: Doug Helm-$550; Bob Martin-$150; Gary Weltz-$50

From Fessenden: Jill Stevens-$100; Dean Johnson-$50

From Granville: Rhonda Nelson-$150

The AACF thanks all who support AACF by supporting the fund raisers held throughout the year and/or with cash donations.  AACF originated in 2008 by a group of Anamoose area citizens interested of establishing a source of grant money to non-profit organization in the Anamoose Area. Since that time, over $27,000 has been awarded. In 2014 $7,400 was granted out to area non-profit organizations including the Anamoose Park Board, Anamoose Housing Corporation, City of Anamoose, MainStreams LLC, and Tri-County  Senior Meals on Wheels. More information about the AACF can be found on the website www.anamoose.com  and also on the Anamoose Blog site anamoose.wordpress.com.


GRANTS GIVEN OUT AT CORN FEED

The 6th annual Corn Feed fund raiser was held on August 17th at the Anamoose Senior Center. Many people enjoyed the corn, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, watermelon, & ice cream with toppings. Pies & caramel rolls were also sold. 

$7000 in grant funds was given out to 5 non-profit organizations. They are:

  1. $1500 City of Anamoose-replacing downtown sidewalks
  2. $1500 MainStreams-repair & replace electrical wiring in Anamoose Historical Bank
  3. $1500 Park Board-new playground equipment
  4. $1500 Anamoose Housing Corporation-new central smoke & fire alarm system
  5. $1000 Tri-County Senior Meals & Services-subsidize shortage of program income

Alyce Heer accepting MainStreams grant from Rose Weninger

Kim Meckle, Anamoose Park Board, accepting grant from Alyce Heer

Maurie Becker accepting grant for Anamoose Housing from Shirley Nitz

Bill Goodwin accepting Tri-County grant from Phyllis Zimmerman

ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE RAFFLE WINNERS

Just in time for Christmas, Dennis Dockter of Harvey and Bonnie Dockter of Anamoose received an early “Christmas bonus” as two of the winners of the Anamoose Area Community Foundation Cash Raffle. Only 500 tickets were sold and $2500 was distributed amongst 20 lucky winners. The drawings took place on December 1st at the monthly Anamoose Senior Citizens breakfast.

Dennis Dockter of Harvey was the top winner of $550. Dennis retired last year after teaching & coaching for 36 years at Harvey. He was Athletic Director for the last 12 years. He is presently a substitute bus driver.

Bonnie Dockter from Anamoose won $250. Bonnie has worked at HAV-IT in Harvey for more than 25 years. She is the first woman to serve on the Anamoose City Board.

The other 18 winners were: Karen Weninger, West Fargo-$250; Sandy Skager, Deering-$200; Adam Hinrichs, Harvey-$150; Gladys Hager, Harvey-$150; Dennis Zimmerman, Anamoose-$100; Chris Becker, Anamoose-$100, Deb Hauser, Martin-$100; Stephanie Lauringer, Fessenden-$100; Ardell Stafford, Harvey-$100; Al Sherlock, Drake-$50; Carol Blake, Wales-$50; Laurie Straatmeyer, Harvey-$50; Pat Paulus, Drake-$50; Carol Weninger, Harvey-$50; Steve Vetter, Harvey-$50; Mike Rudnick, Anamoose-$50; Evie Snyder, Mandan-$50; Mark Dietrick, Connoquenesing, Penn.-$50.

The Anamoose Are Community Foundation would like to thank everyone who supported the Cash Raffle project and all other projects they have hosted since their origin in 2008. Over the past 5 years, AACF has distributed over $20,000 in grant money to area non profit projects. In the year 2013 this included $3000 to the Anamoose Park Board to support the expense of new playground equipment, $2000 to the Anamoose District Fire Department to support the purchase of new equipment, and $1000 to MainStreams LLC to support the renovation of the historic bank on main street Anamoose.

Bonnie Dockter was presented with
a check for $250 from Joe Weninger,
AACF Vice President

Dennis Dockter (left) receives
$550 check from Joe Weninger,
AACF Vice President


 

Bob Schell, Midcontinent, presenting check to Alyce Heer, AACF president, & Rose Weninger. 

 

ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RECEIVES $2000

The Anamoose Area Community Foundation received a check for $2000 from Midcontinent Foundation. This is a great help to reach our goal of $10,000 for 2013 so we can continue to fund non-profit organizations in the Anamoose area.

At present $10 chances are being sold in a cash raffle. On December 1st $2500 will be given out in 20 prizes ranging from $50 to $550. 

 

 


ANUAL CORN FEED DINNER

The Anamoose Area Community Foundation hosted their 5th annual Corn Feed Dinner on Sunday, August 25th. TJ Martin - Farmers Union Oil graciously donated all the corn for the event. A good attendance was once again entertained by old time accordion music presented by Francis Seefeld.

The AACF provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects of nonprofit organizations in the Anamoose Area. Part of the program at this years Corn Feed, AACF awarded grants to the three applicants for the year 2013: $1000 to MainStreams LLC for electrical work to be done on the historic bank building; $1600 to the Anamoose Fire Department towards the cost of a water tanker; and $3000 to the Anamoose Park Board to be used towards the cost of new playground equipment.

Lorie Schmaltz - Anamoose Park Board president (left) accepts grant from Alyce Heer, AACF.

Brent Weninger - Anamoose Fire
Department President

Main Streams president Bonnie Helm accepts a $1000 grant.

In addition to the Corn Feed, the AACF is conducting a Cash Raffle to raise money for grants that will be presented in 2014. Grant applications are collected once a year.


ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (AACF) CASH RAFFLE WINNERS

David Gienger with his AACF winnings

David Gienger of Anamoose was very happy to learn that he was the $550 grand prize winner of the AACF cash raffle drawing held Sunday, December 2nd at the Anamoose Senior Citizens breakfast. David purchased his ticket just two days before the drawing from his neighbor Joe Weninger. Carol Danks of Harvey was just as pleased with her winnings of $150 for the ticket she purchased in October from co-worker Rose Weninger, one of the first tickets Rose sold.

Only 500 tickets were available and all 20 prizes were for cash. Other winners from Anamoose were: Curtis Hase - $50; Alyce Heer - $50; Lisa Ponzer - $250; Clarence Lemer winning from two separate tickets - $50 and $100; Matt Sieg - $50; and Rachel Spear - $50.

Carol Danks shown with her AACF check

Other winners from Harvey were: Sheila Jenson - $100; Walker Karapalnicki - $50; Darrell Kennedy - $150; Kris Nitz - $100; Bill Ongstad - $100; and Nancy Selzler - $50.

Additional winners were Rick Bowser of Butler, Pennsylvania - $200; J.D. Larson of Velva winning from two separate tickets - $100 and $50; Michelle Nelson of East Grand Forks - $250; and Corey Ziegler of Karlsruhe - $50.

The AACF has a goal each year of raising $10,000 which is matched dollar for dollar by the North Dakota Community Foundation. The cash raffle was just one of the projects AACF sponsored this year. AACF thanks all who have been supportive in helping to achieve reaching their goal. Each year grants are awarded to applicants who are non-profit organization from the Anamoose Area. AACF is just shy of reaching their goal for 2012. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 174 Anamoose ND.

 


ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS - Contact Alyce Heer, 465-3476

July 17, 2012, Anamoose, ND – The Anamoose Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce its 2012 grant recipients. A total of $4,916 was awarded to 4 local organizations:

Bill Goodwin accepts check for McHenry County Senior Meals & Services

Anamoose Fire Department (turnout gear protective clothing) $2,000
MainStreams LLC (roof repair on old bank) $2,000
Tri County Meals and Services (senior meals) $500
AACF (fundraising activities) $416

The Advisory Committee plans to hold two fundraising events in 2012, with the goal of raising a total of $10,000. Every dollar raised will be matched by the North Dakota Community Foundation (up to $10,000). All donations to the fund are pooled and invested, and a portion of the earnings are used to fund nonprofit projects in the Anamoose area.

A Corn Feed and Pie Sale will take place on Sunday, August 19 at the Anamoose Park from 11am to 1pm. The group will be serving corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverage (free will offering). They Root beer floats, Moose Track ice cream cones/cups, and homemade pies, by the piece or whole pie, will also be sold separately.

Alyce Heer, AACF, presents check to Barb Helm, member of MainStreams LLC.

In August the Anamoose Area Community Foundation will be selling raffle tickets for $10 each for a CASH ONLY raffle. Only 500 tickets will be sold with cash prizes ranging from $50 to $550. Twenty winners will be drawn at 10:30 a.m. on December 2 nd at the Anamoose Senior Center Sunday Brunch.

About the Anamoose Area Community Foundation - Established in 2008 by a group of concerned residents, the Anamoose Area Community Foundation provides a method of receiving donations to benefit nonprofit projects and programs in the Anamoose area. The Foundation is affiliated with the North Dakota Community Foundation, which is a nonprofit tax-exempt corporation under IRS code 501(c)(3) and North Dakota Law. For more information, visit www.NDCF.net/Anamoose.

 

 

 

Anamoose Fire Dept. is a grant recipient. 

 


ANAMOOSE HISTORIC BANK RECEIVES $5000 GRANT

The North Dakota Community Foundation has awarded $5,000 to the Anamoose Historic Bank association. This grant will be used, along with other funds, to replace the roof on the bank built in 1909.

Making the award is Kevin J. Dvorak, Pres. and CEO of NDCF, to Phyllis Zimmerman on the left and Bonnie Helm on the right.

This award is one of only 38 chosen from a list of 139 applications to NDCF seeking its assistance this year.

The NDCF, founded in 1976, seeks to support the needs of ND educational, charitable, arts, scientific, and health areas.

The historic bank was purchased a year ago by a small group of Anamoose residents as an outgrowth of the planning for the Anamoose All-School Reunion which occurred this past summer.

“The impetus for purchasing the building was really so that we could paint the exterior trim in preparation for the All-School Reunion,” said Helm laughingly, chair of the Anamoose Historic Bank association (also known locally as the ‘Save The Bank’ group).

The mission of the association has expanded to include saving the beautiful historic building, making it a viable building for hosting community events, preventing another hole from appearing in the downtown (which would occur if it had to be torn down), and to becoming an exciting conduit for helping to revitalize the city’s Main Street.

The group states there is a great deal that must be done to the building before it will be completely renovated and available for community events. However, as Helm states for the group, “We continue to focus on the big picture and remain optimistic about the building’s future viability.”

On December 11 the association will be hosting its first community events, the Anamoose Holiday Tour of Homes from 3-6pm, as well as a Holiday Bake Sale with Dessert & Beverage Bar also on December 11 from 2:30-7pm at 409 Main Street. For more information watch for the announcements in the Buyer’s Guide.


A BEAUTIFUL DAY!

In spite of a forecast for rain, Sunday, August 28th, turned out beautifully for the 3rd annual Anamoose Area Community Foundation Corn Feed/Silent Auction. About 180 people came to eat corn, hamburgers, hot dogs, & bars; and bid on Silent Auction items and 21 people volunteered their time to pick corn, prepare hamburger patties, & work on Sunday, 

Francis Seefeld entertained the crowd with his accordion followed by Danelle & Heide Olson & daughters singing some musical selections. 

There were 59 donated articles on the Silent Auction. They ranged from large items such as one ton of anhydrous, an 80 acre fall application of anhydrous & exercise equipment, to smaller items such as toys, pictures, purse, many cash certificates, etc. 

Buck at the donation table with the
silent auction being held behind him.
Crowd at the corn feed.


AACF Brochure

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2011 GRANTS AWARDED

The Anamoose Area Community Foundation gave out $3,414 in grant money for 2011. $10,034 was raised in 2010 and this was matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 by the North Dakota Community Foundation. 

The remaining money will be used for fund raising and for a corn feed Sunday, August 21st

Pictured are recipients of the grants:

Joe and Rose Weninger presenting a check for $1400 to Mike Rudnick, mayor, for curb and sidewalk repair. 
Bill Goodwin (left), member of Tri-County Senior Meals & Services, receiving a check for $500 to provide meals for Anamoose Seniors.
Brent Weninger, fire chief, accepting a $2000 check  from Shirley Nitz for the fire-hall.


ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Our Anamoose Area Community Foundation (AACF)was started in 2008 by a group of residents concerned about a lack of funding for local organizations. The AACF provides a method of receiving funds/donations to benefit projects or non-profit organizations in the Anamoose area. We are associated with the North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF), which is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation under IRS code 501(c)3 & ND state law.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community through charitable giving & promoting philanthropy. 

The guidelines for grants are: 

  • Organizations must be recognized under IRS code 501(c)3 to qualify for a grant. Any organization with an official relationship to city or state government (school, park district, nursing home, etc) would also qualify. 
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the Anamoose, ND area.
  • Grants for multi-year requests (pledges) will not be made, however an organization may re-apply for a grant each year.  Organizations may qualify for one grant per year.
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community. 
  • Grants may be awarded annually at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. 

In funding decisions, the board will consider the following:

  • Organizational management and integrity
  • Level of local involvement and support
  • The number of people to be served.
  • The impact of the grant on the success of the project.

GRANTS

The Anamoose Area Community Foundation is a permanent fund under the North Dakota Community Foundation where gifts from many individuals and businesses are pooled and invested in a diversified portfolio. An added bonus under the NDCF is the potential for matching funds. Each year the NDCF will match all gifts made to the AACF dollar for dollar up to the first $10,000. If we raise $25,000, an additional $5,000 will be added to the matching total. Donations to the fund are tax deductible.

A portion of the earnings from the fund are used on an annual basis to make grants to local charities or government entities (such as school or park district). The beauty of this type of fund is that it isn’t tied to a specific organization or area of funding.  Each year the Advisory Committee accepts applications from eligible organizations and makes determinations on grants based on the community’s greatest needs in any given year.

Past grant recipients:

2009-$1800 total

  • Anamoose Civic Club-(summer youth recreation program)-$500
  • Anamoose Park Board (new roof for bathroom)-$500
  • City of Anamoose (sidewalks, curbs, gutter)-$500
  • AACF (fund raising support)-$300

2010-$2900 total

  • Anamoose Civic Club (summer youth recreation program)-$500
  • Tri-County Senior Meals (nutritious meals for seniors)-$500
  • City of Anamoose (sidewalks, curbs, gutter)-$500
  • AACF (fund raising support)-$500

Grants are usually awarded in June of each year. Please visit www.NDCF.net/Anamoose for information concerning grant guidelines and deadlines, and to download an application form.


BUILDING THE ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

How We Raise Money

Each year, the Advisory Committee sets a fundraising goal and creates a plan to reach that goal. Over the last three years, we have used a variety of methods to educate residents, business owners, and alumni about the fund and to ask for their support. 

In 2008, we mailed letters to all Anamoose Alumni and businesses in the area. We also contacted Financial Professionals to make them aware of legislation on charitable donations and local gifting options for their clients. 

In 2009, we held our first annual community wide Corn Feed & Auction on Sunday, August 23rd at the Anamoose Park.  Close to $4,000 was raised. 

In 2010, we had another successful Corn Feed &  Silent Auction, and on November 16th we held a fund raising Chili Feed at the Anamoose Senior Center. Combined, the two events helped us reach our goal of $10,000.

Our goal for 2011 is again $10,000, as that is the amount matched dollar for dollar by the North Dakota Community Foundation. In February we held a calendar raffle where we gave out $1,025 and raised over $1,600. Plans are in the works for the 3rd annual Corn Feed this fall.

We also accept donations year round via mail or online at www.NDCF.net/Anamoose. Gifts can be mailed to: Anamoose Area Community Foundation, PO Box 174, Anamoose, ND 58710.


HOW YOU CAN GIVE TO THE ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

 Methods of Giving

Because we are part of the North Dakota Community Foundation, donors to the AACF may use a variety of gift vehicles.  NDCF staff will work with a donor’s financial advisor to determine which vehicle best suites the donor’s charitable giving goals and financial situation. Please contact NDCF or your financial advisor for more information about any of these or other ways of giving to AACF.

  • Outright Gifts-This is a simple, convenient way to donate and receive a maximum tax advantage. Money, securities, or appreciated property may be transferred to the Fund, and the donor receives a tax deduction based on the value at the time of transfer.  The donor will not be subject to capital gains tax on an appreciation. 
  • Bequests-Donors may provide gifts to the fund through their will. The will can provide for stated sum, percentage or for the residue and remainder of the estate, real or personal.
  • Deferred Gifts-  Gifts made in this manner can pay a lifetime income to the donor or his designee. Upon death, the residue of the gift becomes property of the Anamoose Area Community Foundation. 
  • Life Insurance- By naming the Fund as the irrevocable beneficiary of a life insurance policy, donors are entitled to an immediate tax deduction in the amount of the cash value of the policy.  Premiums paid thereafter are deductible from income tax.
  • Memorials- Gifts honoring individuals are an appropriate way of indicating one’s care and concern. 

Gifts can be mailed to: Anamoose Area Community Foundation, PO Box 174, Anamoose, ND 58710

To find out more about our foundation go to: www.NDCF.net/Anamoose