The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation, Inc.


1720 Burnt Boat Drive

Suite 206

Bismarck, ND 58502-1136


Over $15,500,000 has been given during the past Sixty years in gifts to local charities and community projects.

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“ A private, non-profit, charitable organization to promote the public welfare with private resources in accordance with the Purpose and Policy Statement of The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation, Inc.


Tom and Frances Leach were dedicated to sharing their prosperity by using private funds to promote the public welfare.

Their lasting contributions to North Dakota are evident in the programs and facilities made possible by

their generosity. Here are just a few examples:



   •  Thomas Witt Leach Health Science & Sports Complex at Williston State College
   •  The Tom & Frances Leach Kidney Dialysis Center at Medcenter One - Bismarck
   •  The Frances Leach Library at the International Music Camp

 •  The Tom and Frances Leach Youth Development Center at the Bismarck YMCA

   •  The Tom and Frances Leach Student Life Center at the University of Mary - Bismarck
   •  The Leach Express Mini-train at the Dakota Zoo - Bismarck
   •  The Abused Adult Resource Center Direct Services Building in Bismarck
   •  The Tjaden Fondue Terrace at the Medora Musical
   •  Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s Frances Leach High Prairie Arts Center
   •  North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Tom Leach Theater in Medora
   •  Shiloh Christian School Gymnasium in Bismarck

  • Student scholarships at Bismarck State College, University of Mary, United Tribes Technical College, Jamestown College,  Minot State University and the University of North Dakota

Over the last 60 years, the Foundation has given more than $15.5 million to local organizations, universities and charities.
The Leach’s spirit of philanthropy lives on as the Foundation continues to fulfill its mission of
“gifting to provide better communities.”