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 Burgum Foundation’s application process is streamlined to ensure we collect only the necessary information to determine funding potential for a project, program, or organization. Before developing a proposal, prospective grantees should ensure their request fits with Burgum Foundation’s Interest Areas.  Calls or emails to Burgum Foundation are welcome to help assess fit.

If you're interested in partnering with Burgum Foundation for programming in rural North Dakota schools, please fill out our Rural Education Grant Application and submit to


Proposal Guidelines

Submit a 1-6 page proposal to  Proposals must be in pdf or docx format and must include:

  •  organization name, address, contact information, and contact person

  •  a brief description of your organization

  •  a brief description of the need your organization addresses

  •  an overview of the project, program, or operational expenses for which funding is requested

  •  a summary of the total project cost and funding requested

  •  information regarding other sources of potential funding

  •  information or statistics regarding efficacy, sustainability, and impact

  •  proof of 501(c)(3) status 

Burgum Foundation does not have proposal deadlines.  We regularly review grant proposals to ensure timely responses to grant requests. 

Burgum Foundation does not have established maximum and minimum dollar amounts.  Grant amounts vary depending on the project and the organization.

Burgum Foundation makes grants only to nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Most of our grants are limited to organizations located in North Dakota or serving the people of North Dakota.