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  • FM Area Foundation

    Build Your Legacy

    Create your legacy and help ensure the causes you care about are supported now and in the future. 

  • FM Area Foundation

    Grant Opportunities

    2024 Grant Cycle opens on March 4th

  • FM Area Foundation

    2023 Caring Catalog

    The 2023 Caring Catalog raised over $270,000, for local charities!

    Thank you for your support! 

  • FM Area Foundation

    Create Your Charitable Fund

    Support the causes you care about forever.

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    North Dakota Charitable Income Tax Credit

    If you are a North Dakota taxpayer, you may be able to claim a credit of 40% on a minimum donation of $5,000 to a qualified endowment through the North Dakota Charitable Income Tax Credit. This credit is on top of the savings you receive on your federal tax return by itemizing your qualifying charitable donations.

  • FM Area Foundation

    2022 Annual Report

    Inspiring Impact:

    Through it all, your unwavering commitment to the FM Area Foundation’s mission of creating a vibrant community full of opportunities for everyone has profoundly impacted the lives of countless individuals and organizations within our community.

    28

    YEARS

    OF EXPERIENCE

    Who We Are

    About FM Area Foundation

    The FM Area Foundation is a community foundation created by and for the people of Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota. Working in partnership with individuals, families, businesses and professional advisors, we manage charitable funds, each with its own story and purpose, to provide grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. We help you give back to the community and causes you care about.

    Who We Serve

    The FM Area Foundation Encourages And Nourishes The Giving Spirit In The Community.

    We help donors maximize their philanthropy to create a vibrant community full of opportunities for everyone.

    Connecting People and Purpose

    The FM Area Foundation, in partnership with individuals, families, nonprofits, and professional advisors, works together to maximize philanthropic impact.

    GIVE TODAY

    Show your support

    For over 60 years, the FM Area Foundation has worked hand in hand with individuals, families, businesses, professional advisors, and nonprofits to create funds that support our community. We manage more than 500 charitable funds, each with specific objectives or catering to the community’s most pressing needs.

    You have the power to make a positive impact in two ways. You can donate to one of our existing funds, or you can contact us to create a charitable fund that matches your values. Whichever route you choose, we are humbled by your trust and grateful for your kindness and generosity.

    “We wanted the scholarship to live on as a legacy for Norman and I in our communities to encourage a young person as they seek their dreams.”

    Agnes Liudahl Donor

    "We established a donor-advised fund to consolidate assets that will be used for charitable purposes. Doing so has management and tax advantages that make our dollars go further in helping others.”

    Ron & Nancy Saeger Donor

    “Given charitable giving impacts everything - investment planning, taxes, and estate planning, a holistic approach where someone understands the big picture is often helpful.”

    Steven Nelson Prairiewood Wealth Managment

    “Support through the FM Area Foundation and its supporters has created an immeasurable impact on our work — delivering hope and fostering a sense of belonging for so many in our community going through a tender time in life. This ripple of kindness is cultivating joy and shared connection in our community, just because, and only made possible through generous donors. What a beautiful gift to know your community cares about you!”

    Kelly Krenzel Hope Blooms

    “We are thrilled to engage our daughters as future advisors to our fund. Knowing there will always be a family member to guide our charitable intent makes us feel great.”

    Mike & Peggy Bullinger Donors

    “Anything that can motivate a child’s love of reading deserves support. Read to Lead can be such a vehicle.”

    Noel & Judy Fedje Donors

    “Thank you to the Women's Fund for supporting our moms and children.”

    Jeremiah Program Program

    “The community foundation is specifically created to encourage and nourish the giving spirit in the community.”

    Art Cupler Founder

    “Thanks to support from the FM Area Foundation, we completed two major projects. We're very grateful for the Foundation’s generosity as these projects support our mission to preserve and maintain the historic facility.”

    Emily Beck Fargo Theatre

    "The FM Area Foundation goes above and beyond to help our mission thrive! They have been instrumental in helping us serve so many local families with access to furniture, and are a wonderful asset to us and our community. We are incredibly grateful for their support!"

    Jordan McCormick Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley

    Contact Our Staff

    Eric Wilkie, MS, CFRE
    Executive Director