MDU Resources Foundation Grant

MDU Resources Foundation

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Grant amount: More than US $500

Anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Idaho: Ada County, Bannock County, Bear Lake County, Bingham County, Blaine County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



MDU Resources is committed to supporting the communities where we operate. We believe our success is directly related to a healthy social and economic environment. Through the MDU Resources Foundation, we can share our success and help our neighbors make our communities better places to live and work.

Areas of Corporate Philanthropy

The MDU Resources Foundation considers grant requests in the following categories: 

Health and Human Services – Recognizing the critical role of quality and accessible health care and human services, the MDU Resources Foundation supports national and local health and human services agencies, hospitals, youth agencies and senior citizen organizations. 

Education – Given the importance of education in building strong individuals, families and communities, the MDU Resources Foundation supports private secondary and higher education institutions, education development foundations, economic education programs and scholarships. 

Civic and Community Activities – Strengthening communities ... improving lives. These are the goals of the MDU Resources Foundation as it funds programs that create opportunities and meet the needs of communities across the country.

Culture and Arts – The MDU Resources Foundation has had a longstanding interest in culture and the arts and seeks to promote positive youth development through culture and the arts by funding art funds and councils, museums, theaters, libraries and cultural centers. 

Environment – The MDU Resources Foundation funds organizations that promote the wise use of resources without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We strive to be good stewards in the communities we serve.

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  • The MDU Resources Foundation will contribute only to institutions, organizations and programs recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as qualified recipients of Foundation contributions.
  • Generally, contributions are restricted to organizations qualified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
  • Primary consideration is given to charitable institutions, organizations and programs within the geographic areas where member companies conduct business.
  • Generally, requests for contributions of $500 and above will be considered by the Foundation, while requests for contributions of a local nature and less than $500 should be considered by the individual companies. 


  • Generally, no consideration will be given to private individuals, athletic, labor, fraternal, political, lobbying, or to regional or national organizations without local affiliation.
  • Requests seeking endowment funds will receive low priority, and, as a rule, the Foundation will not consider concurrent contributions to a single grant recipient.
  • Economic development requests are not focal points of the Foundation.
  • Requests for loans, venture capital, participation in loan pools, etc. will not be considered by the Foundation and should be directed to the appropriate operating company.
  • All other requests that do not fit within the guidelines of the Foundation shall be the responsibility of MDU Resources Group’s member companies.