Partnerships & Initiatives


programs & initiatives


Partnering with Charities & Organizations to Make a Difference

North Dakota’s nonprofits, charities and civic organizations make a huge impact in our communities and the lives of citizens every day. The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation is proud to partner with and sponsor many of these organizations to help build stronger communities and a brighter future for our state.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Oil and natural gas industry fully funds western counties

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation teamed up with former First Lady Betsy Dalrymple to fund Dolly Parton’s Library in several counties in western North Dakota. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides one free book every month to any child ages 0-5 who are enrolled in the program. Industry companies donated more than $60,000 to help make the program available throughout North Dakota’s oil and natural gas-producing counties.

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Bakken Blood Drive

Each February, the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation works with Vitalant to encourage companies to host blood drives at their company or encourage employees to participate in one of the events taking place in Bakken Communities.

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Fueling Fun Toy Drive

During the holiday season, the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation teams up with United Way and other organizations to help them with their toy drive and ensure every child has a gift to open up on Christmas. 

The Foundation has helped collect more than 1,200 toys since 2014 for children throughout western North Dakota. Any donations or interest in participating to help these organizations bring joy to disadvantaged children this holiday season are welcome!

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$84,000+ Raised

Outdoor Heritage 

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation values our outdoor heritage and is proud to sponsor and partner with several organizations that are working to improve habitat and access to the outdoors, including the Mule Deer Foundation and On the Water Inc., and organization that gets wounded warriors out fishing. 


Our Upcoming Events & Programs

Bismarck T4 Summit

Bismarck T4 Summit

Sep 28 - 29, 2022BPS Career and Technical Center1221 College Dr Bismarck, ND United States

Tools Trades Torque Tech will be coming to Bismarck to introduce students to workforce skills, needs, training and networking opportunities with industry leaders and technicians.

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Our Programs and Initiatives

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation operates several programs, events and initiatives aimed at providing and supporting education and outreach opportunities related to the oil and gas industry; developing and advancing quality of life initiatives; and, promoting and enhancing the conservation heritage of North Dakota.


Held in two communities each summer, this free festival offers food, music, games and activities for kids, and the opportunity to meet and learn from oil and gas companies and their employees operating in our state.


Planting for the Future is a habitat and conservation program that provides trees and shrubs for large-scale planting projects to private landowners, city and county parks, and others interested in building habitat for the future.


This seminar offers educators the opportunity to earn continuing education credits while learning about the oil industry, touring a rig and other oilfield facilities, ideas to take back to the classroom.


The ND Energy Education program offers free educational tools, resources and seminars to both students and teachers to help them learn more about North Dakota's oil and natural gas industry and explore energy in STEM.


Named after North Dakota oil pioneer, the Al Golden Scholarship awards a $2,000 scholarship each year to up to nine students pursuing post-secondary education or training in an energy-related field.


This award-winning program brings oil and natural gas companies and their employees together with members of the community to keep our communities and roadways clean with huge community-wide events and Adopt-a-Highway programs.


The Bakken Classic Club is dedicated to enhancing habitat and access to the outdoors throughout North Dakota. Members participate in the annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby to raise money for conservation projects and partner organizations.


The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation continues to support and partner with charitable and civic organizations through sponsorship, in-kind assistance and contributions, volunteerism, and resource drives, and more.

Our Sponsors and Supporters








Our events and efforts aren’t possible without the support of our members. Thanks to all our Premier Partners for their sponsorship! Learn more about becoming a Premier Partner here.