|Grants from Williston caviar supplier on hold as sales dip
The Associated Press - January 9, 2017
WILLISTON, N.D. - North Star Caviar says low sales could compromise its community grants this year.
The Williston Herald reports that the Williston-based food supplier has given over $2 million in community grants for the past two decades.
North Star Caviar spokeswoman Kelsey Brown says funding might become available this year if purchases increase over the next couple of months.
Wholesale buyers in Japan, North Star Caviar's primary market, have yet to purchase their typical 1,200 pounds. Without their main source of revenue, the company isn't able to provide the funding to open grant applications until they can sell more product.
Last year, the company awarded $113,000 in grants to 12 nonprofits that fit historical, cultural, recreational or resource-related project guidelines. In 2015, $156,000 went to 23 organizations.