• FM Area Foundation

    We Are Hiring!

    We are hiring a Community Development Officer!

  • FM Area Foundation

    Create Your Charitable Fund

    Support the causes you care about forever.

  • FM Area Foundation

    2021 Annual Report

    At the FM Area Foundation, we take our responsibility to invest and manage funds wisely while ensuring the donor’s intent is always met seriously.

  • FM Area Foundation

    FM Area Foundation Caring Catalog raised over $290,000

    For local nonprofits throughout Cass Clay.

  • FM Area Foundation

    Grant Opportunities

    2022 Grant Cycle awarded $515,000 to local nonprofits!




    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.


    Show your support

    We can do so much more for our communities by working together. If you want to make a difference close to home, you can join like-minded supporters and give to one of our 400+ charitable funds, each with its own unique story and purpose.

    “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

    “Serving on the Foundation board enables me to support efforts to strengthen our community.”

    Morrie Lanning Board Member

    “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

      Contact Our Staff

      Eric Wilkie, MS, CFRE
      Executive Director