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It has been a busy summer at the Foundation, and we look forward to another year of supporting you and your students. A couple of recent highlights include:


  • Deek’s Pizza Back-to-School Fundraiser brought in over $13K, which will be distributed across the district. THANK YOU to Deek's Pizza and all those who supported/shared the event.

  • The Fashion Affair raised over $13K for school meal scholarships, WOW! Again, big thanks to the Fashion Affair organizing committee and their attendees!

  • School supply donations from Bremer, Gate City, RRV Habitat for Humanity, Scheels, and more have been rolling in. We are so grateful for the community contributions to help our students get off to a great start this school year!


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Staff Contact Information

Emilia Hodgson, Executive Director
(701) 787-4866

Shawna Brown, Executive Assistant
(701) 787-4867

Mailing Address:
PO Box 5475
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5475

Physical Address:
2400 47th Ave. S
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Additional Email Addresses:

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The Foundation’s purpose is to support and provide access to high-quality education in Grand Forks Public Schools by raising private support for new and enriched opportunities.


The Foundation's Vision is to support education and to provide all Grand Forks Public School students and educators with maximum opportunities for excellence.  The Foundation expects to achieve its vision by fostering resources which:

  • Support a climate that nurtures every student and reveres excellence in teaching.
  • Fund innovative programs identified by schools as beneficial for students and the community.
  • Make it possible for every student to participate in school experiences.

Did you read the recent issue of the Foundation Files newsletter? If you missed it, check out the link below! The issue includes information on fall mini grants, scholarships for students in need, and the 2024 GFPS Employee Giving Campaign!

September 2023 Foundation Files Newsletter