About Us

The Pembina Gorge Foundation

 Thank you to all who have so generously donated to help Fire-Up Frost Fire.  We still need in Phase II of the campaign in order to reach operational sustainability.  

Fire-Up 4 Frost Fire is a Pembina Gorge Foundation capital campaign….

  •  ensuring recreation is maintained and developed,
  •  historical stories are told and passed down,
  •  and the natural beauty of the Gorge is preserved. 

Together, we can create a world class recreation and leisure destination park while providing positive life changing experiences for those who live in or visit the Pembina River Gorge. 

Broad Campaign Overview $7.5 million

  • Goal #1:  Phase I of the Fire-Up campaign was to preserve the property to ensure public access for future generations.  The property was purchased in June 2017 for $1.067 million.  Launch Summer Theatre 2017.
  • Goal #2: Phase II Outdoor Recreation:  open the winter park as a safe and sustainable business operation. 
    • Raise necessary capital to replace equipment including the triple chair with a quad chair lift, ski/snowboard fleet, snow-makers, groomer, etc., and address outdoor snow-making, infrastructure and other equipment needs. 
    • Create and implement a safety, maintenance and training program for both ski/tubing and mountain bike recreation programs.
  • Goal #3: Phase II Fundraiser and complete the Mountain Bike Terrain Park & Program including remaining trail build, bike rentals & storage program, and ski patrol.
  • Goal #4: The Lodge will be Americans with Disabilities compliant.  We anticipate increasing of space by opening of the barn for events and classes, address foundation issues, and expand space to include a commercial kitchen.  A pathway will be created to the Amphitheater to make it easier for our patrons to navigate the terrain. 
  • Goal #5:  Renovation of the "Convent" to allow for overnight accommodations and gathering space for volunteers, kids and youth camps, and other programs relating to the Kano Folk School and experiential learning development.
  • Goal #6:  Renovate the Amphitheater, i.e. outdoor bathrooms, concessions, seating, staging, etc. 
  • Goal #7:  Build at minimum a $1 million endowment so all can participate in the activities regardless of their ability to pay.  An endowment will provide $50,000 annually for scholarships and program assistance.  

The Foundation incorporated with the State of North Dakota as a nonprofit in January of 2017.  It is a 501c3 nonprofit organization as determined by the IRS.  
The Foundation can accept gifts of cash, stocks, IRA's, commodities, real estate and other real (appreciated) property.  Ask us about the ND 40% tax credit for gifts to endowments.  Our endowment is held at the Fargo-Moorhead Community Foundation.

For more information on giving or the campaign, please email pgfoundation@frostfirepark.org or call 701.317.6729.

The 2017 990 is available upon request.