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Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties Awards First Round of Grants

The FM Area Foundation activated its Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties in March to provide grants to nonprofits directly involved in addressing needs for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. To date, the fund has raised $115,395.84 and the Foundation moved $250,000 from its annual community grant round dollars into this fund, bringing the total to $365,395.84.  The f…

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FM Area Foundation Responds to Urgent COVID-19 Need with Community Response Fund. Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the …

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Thomsen Homes Establishes Fund for COVID-19 Relief

Provides support to people and businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic   In times of disaster, our community comes together. The people of Fargo-Moorhead have proven this time and time again. The past few weeks have been challenging as we all navigate the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing and the temporary closure of many facilities; however, our community is once again rising to the o…

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FM Area Foundation Commits $250,000 as a Challenge Grant for Community Response Fund

The FM Area Foundation recently activated its Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties to address the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The Foundation initially funded the Community Response Fund with $25,000 and is now committing an additional $250,000 as a challenge grant to the community. Grants from this fund will go to qualified nonprofit organizat…

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FM Area Foundation Activates Community Response Fund

The FM Area Foundation has activated its Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties to respond to the impact of COVID-19. The purpose of this fund is to collect donations from individuals, families, businesses, private foundations, and the like, to support immediate and long-term recovery efforts following a community crisis or disaster. The Foundation is currently collecting donations to …

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FM Area Foundation Office Closed to Public

In Response to COVID-19 The FM Area Foundation’s priority is our community and all who live here. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, our office will be closed to the public and our staff will be working from home until further notice. Although the FM Area Foundation’s physical office will be closed, we will continue our daily operations. As always, you can call our main line at 701.234.0756 to…

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Community Room Events Closed Until End of May

As we closely monitor the growing impact of COVID-19, we have decided to suspend use of our community room by outside organizations until the end of May as a preventative measure. We will reassess the situation and determine the best plan moving forward, at that time. The Nonprofit Learning Series event scheduled for March 26 at our office has been postponed. We will update those who were registe…

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FM Area Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

Katrina Turman Lang, Gary Nolte and Toni Sandin have joined the Board of Directors of the FM Area Foundation. "We are honored to have a Board of Directors comprised of talented and knowledgeable individuals who are dedicated to supporting the community," said Tim Beaton, Executive Director. "Katrina, Gary and Toni all bring unique perspectives that will help encourage philanthropy in our area." …

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Grant Allows Barnesville Ambulance to Purchase Life-Saving LUCAS Device

The FM Area Foundation has awarded a $8,993 grant to the Barnesville Ambulance to purchase a LUCAS 3 manual CPR device. The LUCAS is a mechanical chest compression device that delivers high quality, guidelines-consistent chest compressions to sudden cardiac arrest patients.   The Barnesville Ambulance has one LUCAS device, which has been credited with saving at least five lives over the last two …

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Foundation Awards 2019 Community Grants

The FM Area Foundation has awarded the 2019 community grants in the areas of Arts, Culture & Creativity; Basic Human Needs; Community Building; and Education. The Foundation's community grant rounds are funded by unrestricted and field of interest gifts. Nonprofits apply to one of the four focus areas through a competitive grant process. Grant applications are evaluated by Foundation staff, a…

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