Funder: MDU Resources Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education and human services; Geographic Focus: National (where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Nonprofits, counties, cities, school districts or park districts; Funding: Varies; the foundation made about $2.2 million in awards last year; Deadline: Oct. 1 (The foundation operates on a calendar-year budget).
Summary: Priority goes to organizations in areas where member companies conduct business. The five focus areas are: (1) Health& Human Services; (2) Education (including private secondary and higher-education institutions); (3) Civic & Community Activities; (4) Culture & Art (including art funds and councils) and (5) Environment.
Completed applications and supporting materials should be submitted to the local MDU Resources office unless directed otherwise.
The company’s Employee Matching Gift Program will match contributions made by employees of MDU to educational institutions on a 1-for-1 basis from $50 to $500 per employee, per year and on a 1-for-2 basis for contributions over $500.
Info: www.mduresources.com/integrity/foundation website); Rita O’Neill, foundation manager, MDU, 1200 W. Century Ave., P.O. Box 5650, Bismarck, ND 58506-5650; rita.o’neill@MDUResources.com; or call at: 701/530-1000.