Mission Statement

The mission of the Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation is to generate and administer resources to provide for the ministries sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery.

Inspired by strong Benedictine values and a deep conviction in the ministry of giving, this Foundation is a network of individuals and corporate entities supporting, with unified purpose, the ministry of Christ through the lives and charitable works of the Sisters.


What is the Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation?

The Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt corporation formed for the sole purpose of supporting and enhancing the mission of the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery.  The Foundation receives, holds, invests and dispenses the assets for charitable activities of the Sisters.

How can I help?

The Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation offers an opportunity for people to partner in the ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery by sharing their time, talent and resources. You become a partner by simply giving a gift to the Foundation.  Every gift is appreciated by the Benedictine Sisters regardless of the amount. Besides the Sisters deep gratitude for your help in carrying out their various ministries, you are prayed for daily.  The Sisters honor your prayer requests regardless of your level of giving.  All gifts are cumulative with thank you recognition at the various levels: Bell Tower, Leader and Benefactor Club.  Your gifts are tax deductible.

Who staffs the Foundation?

We are a small office located within Sacred Heart Monastery. We operate on the principle of stewardship of resources. Therefore, your gift is handled as a “vessel of the altar” as St. Benedict teaches in his Rule.  You may contact us by phone at 701-456-1900 or by email to shbf@sacredheartmonastery.com

While there are certainly tax benefits to consider when making a charitable gift, by giving to the Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation you become a partner in the Sisters’ mission of caring for God’s people. Perhaps the greatest gift is one that offers meaning and hope to others in a troubled world. All gifts are tax deductible.  Donations may be made online by clicking the Donate Online button above. A check or other correspondence may be mailed to 2441 10th Ave W, Dickinson ND  58601-2778

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts are perhaps the easiest of all gifts. Any amount is gratefully accepted.

Memorial Gifts and Tribute Gifts

Your contribution in memory of loved ones and friends enables the Benedictine Sisters to continue to provide guidance, hope and inspiration through programs and services for those who struggle with the complexities of modern life.

If you are considering a gift of any of the following, please be sure to consult with your financial advisor.


Giving appreciated stocks or bonds is a superb way to support our programs.

Real Estate

Almost any type of real property – a personal residence, a farm, a vacation home, a commercial building, or an undeveloped parcel of land – can constitute a gift.




A gift through your estate can help you achieve your financial goals and at the same time carry on your legacy well into the future. The most common and frequently used is that of a bequest in one’s will. This can be for a percent of the estate or a set amount. If the estate is a taxable estate, charitable gifts will reduce the estate tax to be paid.

Life insurance policy

This is a great way to give a sizeable gift. You can make the Foundation the full beneficiary, or a percent could go to the Foundation and a percent to others of your choice.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust and Charitable Gift Annuity

Two other popular ways of giving in which the donor receives a tax break and income for life are Charitable Remainder Unitrust and Charitable Gift Annuity.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust is a separate trust arrangement between you and a trustee. You are guaranteed a stated percentage of the market value of the Unitrust assets revalued each year. At your death the remainder of the trust is then used by the charity.

Charitable Gift Annuity is a common method of providing fixed payments with income tax saving for the rest of your life. At your death the remainder is used by the charity for its charitable works.

How do I make a planned gift?

There are many other trusts and legal ways of giving too numerous to mention here. If you are interested in exploring a planned gift please contact us. We can assist you with the process by working with your financial advisor, or help you to find an attorney who has expertise in planned giving.

If you would like more information about our fundraising programs and gift opportunities, please call the Foundation at (701) 456-1900 or email shbf@sacredheartmonastery.com.

The Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation has established some funds for specific purposes. You may direct your gift to support:

The Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery

This fund is used for general needs or special projects within the Monastery and to support the mission and ministries of the Sisters.


Over the years, many of our older Sisters have taught or provided health care to thousands of people in Catholic schools and in our health care facilities. Many donors give in gratitude to the Sisters they remember and love.  This fund provides financial assistance with the special needs of the Community’s elder members.

Where needed most

Many donors leave it to the Foundation’s discretion to fund worthy projects we determine within our mission statement.

Special Appeals

At times the Foundation organizes campaigns or fundraising events that benefit a specific effort or project.

Our donors also approach us with unique but necessary gifts. If you feel that you have something that you think might support the mission of the Sisters feel free to contact the Foundation office at (701) 456-1900 or email us at shbf@sacredheartmonastery.com.

In addition to campaigns for specific purposes, Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation has annual fundraisers each year: a calendar raffle during the month of May and another raffle in October with winners chosen on the Sacred Heart Monastery’s anniversary. These events are successful because of so many men and women who join us in our values and mission.

2023 Calendar Raffle Winners