The GRHC depends on generous donors to complete our important mission of preserving and promoting the heritage of the Germans from Russia. We do not receive appropriated money from NDSU or the State of North Dakota for our operating budget, part-time staff salaries, or salary/benefits of our full-time Special Collections Associate position.

A financial gift from you will allow us to continue to preserve a living legacy for future generations, so they too will know the history and culture of the region’s Germans from Russia. Financial gifts to the GRHC are also a great way to remember and honor important people in your life. All financial donations are greatly appreciated. Personal checks, debit and credit cards are accepted.


How to Give

Clicking on the "Give to the Germans from Russia Fund" button above will take you to the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association online donation form. Donations are designated to the Germans from Russia Fund. Please type the amount you wish to give and fill in the information requested.



In October 2017, NDSU celebrated Michael M. Miller’s 50 Years at NDSU and his steadfast commitment to the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection. The Michael M. Miller Germans from Russia Legacy Fund was set up to honor his dedication. Donations go to the ongoing support of the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection. If you would like to give to honor Michael, please use the button above.


Wish List

The items listed below are some of the priority funding items that we seek funding for each year. Meeting these wish list items ensures that we are able to continue the ongoing mission of the GRHC.

$1,000 - Archival preservation materials and supplies for donated manuscript and photograph collections

$1,000 - Acquire 15-30 books for our research room (family, county & community histories; census records; scholarly publications, etc.)

$5,000 - Provide funding for a 12-month undergraduate internship that provides hands-on learning with archival processing, digitization, and educational outreach

$5,000 - Educational exhibits and outreach

$10,000 - A 12-month Graduate Assistantship Stipend focusing on archival processing, digitization, and educational outreach while meeting individual research and study goals.


Large Endowed Gifts

An endowment is an asset donated to and for the perpetual benefit of a non-profit institution, in this case, the NDSU Libraries’ Germans from Russia Heritage Collection (GRHC). The principal donated amount remains intact and a spendable portion of money earned from investing the principal is allocated to benefit the projects and mission of the GRHC in perpetuity. If you are interested in starting a discussion about giving at this level for one of the endowed projects or positions listed above, or for another purpose, please contact Michael Miller (701-231-8416) or Jeremy Kopp (701-231-6596).

$500,000+ - Germans from Russia Publishing & Translation Fund

$1,500,000+ - Endowed Full-Time GRHC Outreach & Operations Coordinator

$2,000,000+ - Endowed Full-Time GRHC Archivist

$2,500,000+ - Endowed Full-Time GRHC Director


Other Ways to Give

Our partnership with the NDSU Foundation allows us to receive gifts in many different ways. To explore these options, please see the foundation webpage here.


If you would like assistance, please contact Jeremy Kopp at (701) 231-6596 or by email at