MDU Resources Foundation presented Mountrail Bethel Home with a check for $2500 last week. The grant funds will be helping to cover costs for Rest-Q pressure distribution mattresses and bed frames to accommodate these mattresses.
Grant funds were also received from Farm Credit and St. Joe’s Community Foundation to cover costs for these updates. The remainder was paid with money from the Olga Sather Estate donation received by the Foundation. The Foundation Board felt Olga would be so happy to know all of her friends were now sleeping comfortably on new Rest-Q pressure redistribution mattresses.
The Foundation has been supporting qualified organizations since it was incorporated in 1983. Grant applicants must provide a copy of an IRS determination letter indicating their tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or evidence of their eligibility under Section 170(c)(1) of the IRC. The application will include the purpose of the grant and any other information that will be helpful in understanding the request. Applications can be made by qualifying organizations as well as political subdivisions including counties, cities, schools and park districts as contributions are allowable if they are used exclusively for public purposes.
Applications should be submitted no later than October 1 of the year prior to which the funding is being sought as the foundation operates on a calendar-year budget. Completed applications and the supporting materials should be submitted to the organization’s local MDU Resources office. In the case of MBH, they had applied for the funds prior to the October 1, 2016 deadline and received their funding this year.
The application form can be found on the MDU Resources Foundation website at www.mdu.com/integrity/foundation.