Grants

The Cornelsen Charitable Foundation Partners with Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to Complete Innovative Remodel

The Cornelsen Charitable Foundation Partners with Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to Complete Innovative Remodel

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will receive $50,000 in matching funds from the Cornelsen Charitable Foundation to complete an innovative remodel of Dakota Memorial School—Fargo, the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Dakota Memorial School is a fully accredited school designed to provide best-in-class trauma-sensitive education for at-risk children. The population includes the children in our psychiatric residential treatment facilities, as well as Day Students from public schools in the surrounding area.…

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Dakota Medical Foundation Grants $10,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch from the DMS/Impact-COVID-19 Critical Services Fund

Dakota Medical Foundation Grants $10,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch from the DMS/Impact-COVID-19 Critical Services Fund

Dakota Medical Foundation awarded $10,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to be used to offset expenses and/or losses created by the Coronavirus pandemic.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Receives Funding from Faith Community Lutheran Church

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Receives Funding from Faith Community Lutheran Church

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot, ND, was the recipient of a $3,000 grant from Faith Community Lutheran Church in Longmont, CO. The funds received will be used as part of an overall transformation and update of the Kruse Memorial Chapel on our Minot, ND campus. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase new audio equipment for the chapel.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Receives Funds from Department of Public Instruction for Equipment Updates

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Receives Funds from Department of Public Instruction for Equipment Updates

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Bismarck, ND, was the recipient of a $2,020 grant from the Department of Public Instruction. Funds received will be used as part of an overall transformation of the Nutrition Center on our Bismarck campus. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase another freezer, to meet the needs of the growing population, as well as provide additional healthy food choices for students.…

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Bismarck Gardening Project Receives Support

Bismarck Gardening Project Receives Support

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $3,000 from Whole Kids Foundation and $500 from KidsGardening to support the Gardening Program on its campus in Bismarck, ND. Funds will be used to purchase materials to convert our three garden plots to large-scale sub-irrigated planter boxes.…

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Minnesota Power Grants $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Minnesota Power Grants $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Minnesota Power granted $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to purchase LED lightbulbs for its Bismarck campus. The grant will help the Ranch convert the interior fluorescent ceiling lights to energy savings LEDs.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch the Recipient of a St. Joseph's Community Health Foundation Twice-Blessed Grant

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch the Recipient of a St. Joseph's Community Health Foundation Twice-Blessed Grant

St. Joseph's Community Health Foundation (SJCHF) distributed $15,535 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite the costs of updating two Refocus Rooms in Dakota Memorial School, Minot—the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Through the SJCHF's Twice Blessed program, we were able to raise $10,535 in addition to the SJCHF match grant of $5,000 to underwrite the entire project.…

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Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter Writes Songs with Children at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter Writes Songs with Children at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Memorial School (DMS)—the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch—was awarded a $2,500 Artist in Residence grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA). This grant program is designed to give students and teachers and an understanding of quality art and an appreciation for cultural tradition through hands-on workshops and experiences.…

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Enbridge donated $5,400 for a Minot DMS Transition to Life Program

Enbridge donated $5,400 for a Minot DMS Transition to Life Program

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot, ND, was the recipient of a $5,400 Community Investment Grant from local energy transportation company, Enbridge. Funds donated to the Ranch will support Transition to Life: Finding my Future Self, an ongoing program at Dakota Memorial School, Minot, the accredited on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.…

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Elmer & Kaya Berg Foundation Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Elmer & Kaya Berg Foundation Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The Elmer & Kaya Berg Foundation awarded $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to continue providing therapeutic residential and educational services to youth and families at its Fargo campus.…

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Verendrye Electric Cooperative Grants $2,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Verendrye Electric Cooperative Grants $2,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Verendrye Electric Cooperative awarded $2,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot, to purchase recliners for one of the children’s cottages.…

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Walmart—Minot Grants $2,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Walmart—Minot Grants $2,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Walmart—Minot granted $2,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, through the Community Grant Program. The funds received will be used to purchase new windows for the cottages on the Minot campus, replacing the windows that are original to the cottages.…

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Sam’s Club—Bismarck Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Sam’s Club—Bismarck Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Sam’s Club—Bismarck granted $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, through the Community Grant Program, to underwrite the cost of materials for the Gardening Program and Greenhouse on our Bismarck campus. The donated funds will be used to purchase various gardening tools, tables for the plants that are grown, topsoil, and seeds.…

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Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation awarded $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch for the purchase of guitars to be used on our Fargo campus.…

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Great River Energy Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Great River Energy Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Great River Energy awarded $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite the cost of new flooring for Dakota Memorial School (DMS), Bismarck. DMS, the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, educates residents at the Ranch’s psychiatric treatment facility and day students (students who live at home but come to DMS for school). The flooring will create a quieter learning space for children who are highly sensitive to noise and other distractions.…

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Cass County Electric Cooperative Grants $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Stores

Cass County Electric Cooperative Grants $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Stores

Cass County Electric Cooperative granted $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite a portion of the purchase of a delivery truck to be used by Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Stores across the state.…

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North Dakota Community Foundation Funds Mental Health First Aid Training for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

North Dakota Community Foundation Funds Mental Health First Aid Training for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) granted $3,200 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite the cost of sending one Ranch staff to become a certified instructor of Mental Health First Aid.…

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Kiwanis Club of Fargo Funds Purchase of Mattresses for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Kiwanis Club of Fargo Funds Purchase of Mattresses for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Kiwanis Club of Fargo granted $4,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite the purchase of mattresses, waterproof mattress pads, and bedding for the Al and Johnne Bierdeman Center for Hope and Healing.…

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Great River Energy Awards Grant to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Great River Energy Awards Grant to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Great River Energy awarded $600 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to purchase American Red Cross Automated External Defibrillator (AED) simulators to be used in staff training.…

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American Crystal Sugar Company Funds Purchase of STEM Equipment

American Crystal Sugar Company Funds Purchase of STEM Equipment

American Crystal Sugar Company granted $5,000 to Dakota Memorial School (DMS), the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, to underwrite the purchase of tools and equipment to teach four science units (Weather, Aquaponics and Aquaculture, Ecology—Water Quality, and Genetics).…

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Hello? Can you hear me?

Hello? Can you hear me?

Thanks to a grant from the Midco Foundation, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch was able to purchase an audiometer for the Bismarck campus. The new audiometer allows the Bismarck nurses to complete hearing tests at the Ranch, rather than having to take kids out of school to undergo hearing tests off campus.…

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First Aid for the Brain

First Aid for the Brain

First Aid is no longer just for cuts and bruises that can be seen on the outside of the body. Researchers are now recognizing the importance of Mental Health First Aid. Thanks to a grant from the North Dakota Community Foundation, the Ranch can use the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to train all of its employees.…

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LWML ND District Supports Spiritual Life Program at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

LWML ND District Supports Spiritual Life Program at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $5,000 from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, North Dakota District to support its Spiritual Life programming. The Spiritual Life Program is a key part of the Ranch’s work to provide hope and healing for troubled children and adolescents. Ranch employees encourage residents to participate in Chapel, Christian education, and Spiritual Life groups, as well as to meet individually with an on-campus Chaplain or Spiritual Life Specialist.…

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LCMS Awards $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Greenhouse Program

LCMS Awards $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Greenhouse Program

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $1,500 from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod through the Walter Ray Meyer Endowment. This donation will be used to support the costs of the Greenhouse Program on the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch campus in Minot. These grant funds are available because Meyer had a desire to connect boys and girls with agriculture.…

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Sanford Health Donates $15,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Sanford Health Donates $15,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $15,000 from Sanford Health towards the cost of health and wellness programs and classes at Dakota Memorial School. Health and wellness are important to the healing of children at DMS, and this donation will help fund programs that teach the children lifelong healthy habits.…

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