Welcome to the FM Area Foundation
Connecting people and purpose.

Established in 1960, the FM Area Foundation is North Dakota's oldest and largest community foundation. The FM Area Foundation is a charitable organization that helps people achieve their philanthropic goals and ensures the needs of the community are addressed now and in perpetuity. Working in partnership with nonprofits, businesses, individuals and families, the FM Area Foundation manages charitable funds and oversees the grantmaking of the income from these funds to qualified nonprofit organizations in Cass and Clay counties. The FM Area Foundation also has an annual community grant round to support nonprofits in the following areas.

  • Arts, Culture & Creativity
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Community Building
  • Education

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Is your nonprofit looking for updates on events, grant opportunities and more?The FM Area Foundation has an email list for area nonprofit organizations. This list is used to distribute appropriate nonprofit announcements and opportunities. If you would like to be added to the email list, please contact Lexi Oestreich, Program Officer, at lexi@areafoundation.org or 701.234.0756. 




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