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


Welcome Home
New Location. 55h Anniversary. We have a lot to celebrate!

Please join us for our open house, and help celebrate 55 years serving Cass and Clay counties. 

More than 250 families, individuals and organizations have generously created funds to make the FM Area Foundation what it is today. Together, we have granted more than $38 million to create stronger, more vibrant communities. Thank you for your contributions, support and partnerships. 

Appetizers. Drinks. Live music by Tim "Off Duty" Eggebraaten. 

Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
4 to 7 p.m.
FM Area Foundation (409 7th St. S, Fargo)


Sign up for the nonprofit email list

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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Open House Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m.





From May 22 until Sept. 4, our office will close at noon on Fridays.




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