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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Nelson

Celebrating a Decade of Impact: A Vision for the Next Decade

As our series commemorating a decade of transformative philanthropy comes to a close, we find ourselves in a moment of reflection and gratitude. The unwavering support from our community, dedicated donors, and valued partners over the past ten years has propelled the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation to remarkable heights. These stories of positive change, resilience, and strength are not just a testament to our past but a foundation upon which we build our future.

Today, the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation proudly manages just under $1 million in endowment funds. These funds, including family donor-advised funds and endowments established for nonprofits, embody the enduring spirit of giving.

One donor, deeply moved by the services provided by the Abused Persons Outreach Center (APOC), chose to establish an endowment fund dedicated to supporting their mission. This generous gift ensures that APOC receives a reliable yearly distribution, allowing them to plan and implement their crucial work with confidence. As this endowment fund grows, it becomes a lasting source of support, enabling APOC to expand its reach and provide essential assistance to even more individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence. It's a testament to the enduring power of giving, creating a positive ripple effect for the future of our community and its cherished organizations.

Upcoming Events and Initiatives

Looking ahead, we are excited to embark on a new journey—a behavioral health initiative that addresses the evolving needs of our community. Mental well-being is a cornerstone of a thriving society, and we are committed to fostering initiatives that nurture the emotional health of our residents.

In the spirit of the approaching holiday season, we invite you to join us in making a meaningful impact through our annual Mission Appeal. The dollars raised during this appeal play a crucial role in supporting our programming and grant rounds, ensuring that we can continue to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

In November, we extend our invitation to a special event featuring presentations by Niki Nelson with The Tax Team, Jeff Gunkleman with Kennelly Law, and Tom Glandt with Valley Wealth Advisors. Join us to gain valuable insights into charitable giving, estate planning, and financial strategies. This event provides a unique opportunity to explore how the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation can serve as a reliable and effective vehicle for philanthropy. Stay tuned for more details—this event is tailored for anyone interested in making a positive impact on their community while optimizing their financial planning.

A Heartfelt Thank You and Staying Connected

As we wrap up this celebration of a decade of impact and cast our vision for the future, we extend our deepest gratitude to each member of our community, every dedicated donor, and our valued partners. Your unwavering support has been the driving force behind the positive changes we've achieved, and we look forward to continuing this journey with you.

To stay connected with our latest initiatives, stories of impact, and opportunities to give, please visit our website at Whether you're looking to learn more, get involved, or make a contribution, our website is your gateway to the heart of community-driven philanthropy.

Thank you for being an essential part of the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation family. Here's to another decade of collaboration, generosity, and the enduring impact of community-driven philanthropy.

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