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Myra Foundation Awards Over $700,000 to Local Charitable Organizations


The Myra Foundation recently completed its 2023 grant award cycle and has awarded $703,649 to seventy-one local non-profit organizations, in what will be one of the Foundation's largest funding rounds in its 82-year history. The recipient organizations include schools, healthcare, arts, rural development, social assistance, parks and recreation, and other charitable causes. A complete list of the 2023 recipients can be found at


"The Foundation received a record number of requests this cycle", says John Botsford, President of the Myra Foundation. "The region is so fortunate to be the recipient of the visionary generosity of the late John Myra, and our board is very grateful to be in position to fund so many deserving projects and organizations. The structure of the Foundation enables it to keep on giving and growing in perpetuity."


Established in 1941, The Myra Foundation was created on the death of John E. Myra. It was the first private charitable foundation of its kind in the State of North Dakota. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded nearly $13 Million in grants in Grand Forks County for charitable, educational, and character building purposes. More information about the Foundation can be found at


The Myra Foundation is governed by a board of three trustees, Emily Montgomery, Tracy Kennedy, and John Botsford, President.

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