Giving is an impactful way of supporting the organizations, causes and places important to you. At NMF we can help you wisely manage your own resources and your philanthropy.

Grants over $10,000 require NMF Board ratification and the request must appear on the agenda, which is finalized on the second Wednesday of each month. Smaller grants and payments for services can be approved by staff and paid throughout the month.

NMF recommends a minimum of five and a maximum of twelve advisory committee members for each fund; and, that community members who best represent the fund’s purpose are included; or, in the case of a community fund, that representing a wide range of the population’s interests is a criteria for service on the committee.

NMF Contacts:

Ashley Johnson, Senior Development Officer – assist with fund development, fund raising technical assistance, planned and estate gifts, and oversight of fund operations according to NMF policies and procedures for philanthropic services.

Dawn Ganje, Senior Development Officer – assist with fund development, fund raising technical assistance, planned and estate gifts, and oversight of fund operations according to NMF policies and procedures for philanthropic services.

Chris Bell, Development Specialist – provides information on gifts, donors, and fund statements; processes request for payments for mission related expenses and development support; processes scholarships; assists with web site pages for funds.

Kari Cooper, Communications Manager – provides marketing and public relations support.

Our development and administrative team reviews and processes all grants recommended by the advisory committee.

 

Suggested guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of fund advisory committees:

Advisory Committee Roles

Confidentiality policy and compliance form for advisory committee members to fill out/update:

FAC Compliance Statement

How to read online fund statements:

FundWeb Instructions for advisors

How to access the fund’s spendable dollars for payments and grants:

Instructions for Disbursements from Your Fund
Grant Recommendation Form
Request for Payment Form

Form for funds seeking proposals for grants:

Proposal For Funding

Frequently Requested Samples/Templates:

Fund Donation Form Template
Sample Grant Award News Release
Sample Request for Proposals Release

Fund Grants Final Report Form

To learn more, please contact one of our development officers and they will be happy to assist you:

Dawn Ganje

Serving: Kittson, Marshall, West Roseau, Pennington, West Polk, Norman, Mahnomen and Red Lake counties.

Ashley Johnson

Serving: Lake of the Woods, East Roseau, Clearwater, Beltrami, Hubbard and East Polk counties.