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Nonprofit Day Promotes Work Of Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Day is Sunday, Oct. 11, from noon to 6 p.m. at West Acres. Nonprofit Day gives community members an opportunity to learn about local nonprofits and the impact they have in our community. More than 40 organizations will have displays throughout West Acres. Nonprofit Day is an annual event organized by the FM Area Foundation to increase awareness of the programs and services provided by t…

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FM Area Foundation Aims To Raise Profile

Greg Diehl, development officer for FM Area Foundation shows off the Conceptual Site Design for the new location at 409 7th Street in south Fargo, N.D. Carrie Snyder / The Forum By Dave Olson on Sep 19, 2015 at 1:05 a.m. FARGO — The FM Area Foundation has been around since 1960, but its profile has always been low key. Now, the agency is looking to boost community awareness with a spiffy new…

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Consultants See Potential For Moorhead Revitalization

MOORHEAD – Consultants hired to help create a game plan for revitalizing downtown Moorhead say the city has many things going for it and communities that faced similar challenges have done great things. David Feehan and Jack Hopkins recently met with more than 30 Moorhead business and community leaders to get a feel for Moorhead’s strengths and what residents would like to see happen. “W…

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Julia Goes To Prom

Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI) is a nonprofit that enhances and enriches the lives and learning of people with disabilities. Many of the people CCRI supports never attended their high school prom, so the CCRI gives this opportunity to more than 100 people  every year. The event is put on by CCRI with the help of many community businesses and volunteers. Area schools donate prom se…

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FM Area Foundation Receives $1 Million In Grant Requests

This year, the FM Area Foundation received a record 126 grant applications totaling more than $1 million in grant requests. Through the community grant round, the FM Area Foundation awarded $236,504 in the areas of arts, culture and creativity; basic human needs; community building; and education. Arts, culture and creativity: $25,500 to 11 charitable organizations Basic human needs: $110,278 …

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How To Start A Scholarship Fund

Have you ever thought of setting up a scholarship fund to impact the lives and educational possibilities for students? With the assistance of the FM Area Foundation, establishing a scholarship fund is a relatively simple process. Here are a few things for you to consider before setting up your scholarship fund: Choose a name or designation for the scholarship, such as to honor or memorialize…

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Students Reach Potential Through Legacy Children’s Foundation

“It’s so great to be able to check that box Ms. Dehne I graduated. Nobody thought I would do it,” said a Legacy student who recently graduated high school. ‘Ms. Dehne’ is Mary Jean Dehne and she and her husband, Jeff, started Legacy Children’s Foundation a nonprofit that supports at-risk students to improve high school graduation rates. “We are both educators and we want to pass on the values a…

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Inspiring Innovation

Inspire Innovation Lab focuses on hands-on learning Imagine a place where students wear capes, put marshmallows in microwaves, build scooters and become inventors. This place is not make-believe.  In fact, it’s called Inspire Innovation Lab and is located in the Moorhead Center Mall. Inspire Innovation Lab is a nonprofit focused on innovative learning for students, teachers and the community. …

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Women’s Fund To Host 5th Annual Breakfast

The Women’s Fund of the FM Area Foundation is hosting the 5th annual Women’s Fund breakfast “Rise Up: Taking Our Community to New Heights” Wednesday, June 3, at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. The “Rise Up” breakfast is the signature event of the Women’s Fund. At the event, we’ll introduce the 2015 Women’s Fund grant recipients, hear from special guest speaker, Tammy Mil…

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Remembering Paul Ormbreck

Family Creates Scholarship Fund in His Honor Paul Ormbreck lived his whole life in Ulen, Minn., and spent his career at Northwestern Bank. He followed Ulen-Hitterdal High School sporting events and participated in a number of civic activities. To put is simply, Paul loved his community. Paul grew up in Ulen with his parents and three brothers, Neal, Clayton and Harlan. He earned a certificate …

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