The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation funds a host of programs dedicated to supporting education and outreach opportunities and enhancing the conservation heritage of North Dakota. Key programs include:


Energy of North Dakota

Energy of North Dakota is an outreach and education program with the mission to open the lines of communication and improve understanding between the petroleum industry of North Dakota and key stakeholder groups such as property owners, policy makers, community leaders, media reporters and the general public. The program was created in 2008 and has since grown to include many educational and community events that are designed to give back to communities.

Learn more about Energy of North Dakota


Planting for the Future

Planting for the Future is a habitat and conservation program that provides trees and shrubs for large-scale planting projects. The program is supported by the Outdoor Heritage Fund, the North Dakota Petroleum Council, industry partners, private landowners, and sportsmen and conservation groups.

Learn about Planting for the Future


Al Golden Scholarship

The North Dakota Petroleum Council awards several scholarships each year to students pursuing a degree in fields related to energy.

Learn more about the Al Golden Scholarship


Imagination Library

Oil and gas companies in North Dakota stepped up in a big way to help fully fund Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in every oil and gas producing county, thanks to efforts by former First Lady Betsy Dalrymple.

Learn about the Imagination Library


Charitable Drives

The oil and gas industry and its employees are dedicated to North Dakota’s communities in which we live and operate. This means building strong relationships and finding ways to enhance the lives of our employees and stakeholders. Through the Energy of North Dakota, industry is investing in initiatives that help us do so.

Learn more about Charitable Drives


ND Oil History

The North Dakota Oil History Project [insert name of project when we have it] is dedicated to telling and preserving the history of the oil and gas industry in our state and honoring the men and women – both past and present – who helped build it.

The project will launch late this spring. Follow the Energy of North Dakota on social media to watch for updates.