Anamoose Area Community Foundation (AACF)
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.
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 are distributed annually. A total of $35,000 grant money has been distributed over the past six years.
Previous Years Grant Recipients Include:
In funding decisions the board will consider the following:
Grant applications are available on line at www.ndcf.net/anamoose or call Alyce Heer at 701-465-3476.
FUND RAISING PROJECTS IN PAST YEARS
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.
The following are the winners:
1. $550 Dixie Friesen, Riverdale
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
WINNERS OF ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CASH RAFFLE
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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
Read more about the Anamoose Area Community Foundation by reading our brochure. Click here to view a copy.
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:
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:
In funding decisions, the board will consider the following:
In funding decisions, the board will consider the following:
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:
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
HOW YOU CAN GIVE TO THE ANAMOOSE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
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.
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