About Us

The FM Area Foundation encourages and nourishes the giving spirit in the community.

The FM Area Foundation is a nonprofit, community foundation created by and for the people of Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota. The FM Area Foundation helps people give back to the community and ensures the needs of the community are addressed now and in perpetuity. Working in partnership with individuals, families, businesses and professional advisors, the FM Area Foundation manages charitable funds and provides grants to qualified nonprofit organizations and causes.

The Foundation has approximately $80 million in assets and has granted more than $40 million to create stronger, more vibrant communities in Cass Clay.


To enrich our community by building partnerships, promoting philanthropy and serving as a trusted resource now and for future generations.


A community where everyone thrives.


The FM Area Foundation is accredited by the Community Foundations National Standards Board. The National Standards ensure the values of community foundations are demonstrated through their commitment to legal compliance, philanthropic best practices and excellence that benefits communities.