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The Gaia Home Timeline


  • Began establishing a solid organizational structure by recruiting a great team of community leaders who are all knowledgeable in their respected areas of expertise to serve on our Board of Directors, Operations Advisory Group, and Campaign Committee.
  • Began collaborating with hospice providers regarding current and future end-of-life care needs.
  • Worked to pass legislation during the ND 2021 legislative session that created the licensure for Gaia Home titled Residential End-of-Life Facilities. Governor Burgum signed SB2226 into law.
  • Gaia Home is formally incorporated as ND Non-Profit and receives 501c3 tax-exempt public charity status.
  • Finalized a philanthropic study and board approved preparation for $12 million campaign.
  • Organized the Love, Sweat & Gears 2022 Cycling Team, and began training for Race Across America – the world’s toughest cycling event – to raise awareness for Gaia Home and its Gaia Giving Campaign.


  • Collaborated with hospice providers regarding current and future needs.
  • The Gaia Giving Campaign Committee members have inaugural meeting and the leadership phase of the campaign launches.
  • The Love, Sweat and Gears 2022 team made history as the first team from North Dakota to compete in the 40-year-old Race Across America – the world’s toughest bike race beginning in Oceanside, CA and ending in Annapolis, MD – all with the purpose of raising awareness and funds for Gaia Home.
  • Began identifying potential site locations for Gaia Home’s future home and partnered with Northwest Contracting to assist in its construction effort.
  • Gaia Home establishes an endowment fund that qualifies for the ND 40% income tax credit to support its mission now and into the future.
  • Continued work with the ND Health and Human Services’ stakeholder group to draft proposed administrative rules for the licensure of Residential End-of-Life Facilities, the license Gaia Home will have.
  • Finishes the year with just over $4 million in pledge commitments to bring the Gaia Home vision to reality.


  • Gaia Home to announce the site in which its neighborhood will be built upon.
  • Continue to collaborate with hospice providers.
  • Continue to raise funds for the Gaia Giving Campaign for building, start-up operations, and its endowment fund.


  • Gaia Home breaks ground and construction commences.
  • The public phase of the Gaia Giving Campaign begins.


  • Gaia Home is operational and begins transforming end-of-life care, serving the people of Central and Western North Dakota.