Timothy C Nordquist Memorial Fund

Grant Submission Deadlines:

  • Fall Cycle- October 1st
  • Spring Cycle- April 1st

Conditions for Receiving Grants

  • Grant recipient shall agree to use grant funds solely for purpose intended and requested. If the project changes significantly from the original request notify the BPSF immediately.
  • Within one month after the project is completed, the grantee shall complete the grant verification form evaluating the grant project and showing that the funds were used as requested and awarded.
  • Grantees shall return any unused funds from the grant award to the BPSF within one month after the project is completed. If a project cannot be implemented, the grantee shall immediately return all funds to the BPSF.

Any material acquired shall remain at the sponsoring school.

Grant Criteria:

  • Any Bismarck Public School Teacher or Administrator is eligible to apply for a Timothy C. Nordquist Fund grant.
  • The purpose of this Fund is to allow a Bismarck Public School special education student or teacher to enhance their education through the purchase of a piece of needed equipment, or for transportation costs for educational enrichment, or fees for student summer camp, or opportunities for special education staff development.

Grant Information:

Don and Kathy Nordquist have established the Timothy C. Nordquist Memorial Fund in memory of their son who passed away in 2010.

Tim was a student in the Bismarck Public Schools from K through 12 and then two years of Life Ed. He especially enjoyed his time with the staff and students at Pioneer Elementary during the early 1990’s.


Apply for a Grant

Thank you for your interest in earning a grant from the BPS Foundation. Deadline is April 1st for the spring cycle and October 1st for the fall cycle. Any applications received April 2-Through October 1st go into the Fall grant cycle, applications received October 2nd- April 1st are reviewed during the spring cycle. The grant application process needs to be completed in two parts.

Verify approval of grant request with your building admin.

Fill out the web application

Please note: Mini-grant application forms must be accessed by clicking on the mini-grant in which you are applying for.


Grant Approvals

Grants applicants for the October cycle should receive an update on their grant by mid-November. April cycle applicants should receive an update on their grant request by mid-May.

Awardees are required to submit a grant verification form to verify usage of funds. The submission deadline for this form is as follows:

  • October deadline: June 30th of the following year
  • April deadline: December 31st of that calendar year

Grant Application and Selection Process

Mini-Grant Criteria:

  • Any Bismarck Public School Teacher is eligible to apply for a mini-grant.
  • Mini-grants are geared towards helping BPS teachers with their classroom needs. 

  • Requests must be consistent with the BPS mission and be within the BPS Foundation’s areas of interest.


The BPSF grants committee reviews application and makes recommendations to the BPSF board of directors for approval.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director
P: 701.323.4093
Bismarck Public Schools Foundation


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Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director