About Us

INSPIRITUS Community Health Foundation was founded on the principles of responding in a just manner to basic human needs.

INSPIRITUS Community Health Foundation is the legacy of the Sisters of St. Francis who arrived in Minot in 1914. Their mission of caring for an individual as a whole still resonates today.

The mission of INSPIRITUS Community Health Foundation is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing financial gifts, strengthening collaborative relationships and supporting local initiatives that impact the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of residents in the counties of Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Sheridan, Ward and Wells.

INSPIRITUS  Community Health Foundation also serves as a resource and catalyst to promote and stimulate voluntary financial support especially in the building of endowments that will address the long-term needs of communities in North Dakota.

History

INSPIRITUS Community Health Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity community foundation formed in June of 1998. INSPIRITUS Community Health Foundation has awarded over $12.6 million in grants to organizations for many worthwhile projects to assist with programs that address quality of life issues in our communities. More information can be found at inspiritnd.com or by contacting INSPIRITUS President, Shelly Weppler at sjchf@minot.com or 837-1726.

“No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else”

-Charles Dickens

Board of Directors

Jane Hirst, Chair

Minot

Katelyn K. Denne, Vice-Chair

Minot

Randy Hauck, Treasurer

Velva

JoAnn Linrud, Secretary

Bottineau

Marisa Asheim, OD

Minot

Rick Beall

Minot

Michael Buseth

Minot

James English

Harvey

Megan Hogue

Minot

Melissa Messerly, MD

Garrison

Tom Miller

Minot

Alecia Pulver

Stanley

Staff

Shelly C. Weppler, President

Minot – Ex-Officio Board Member

Susan Ness, Executive Assistant, Operations Specialist

Minot

NOTE: Board members do not accept solicitations for grant funds. Please contact the INSPIRITUS Community Health Foundation office.