FM Area Foundation provides $25,000 to nonprofits for disaster preparedness

The FM Area Foundation has been involved in the Philanthropic Preparedness Resiliency and Emergency Partnership (PPREP), a cohort of 18 community foundations from across the Midwest, dedicated to learning about best practices in disaster philanthropy, since 2014.  

The Foundation received a grant from the Funders’ Network for Smart and Livable Communities, the organizer of PPREP, to help address local needs and pursue opportunities related to disaster preparedness. A portion of the funds were used to host a half-day disaster training for various nonprofits in our two-county service area. The programming was put together by staff from the Foundation and the Disaster Response team at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. The training focused on becoming a “Disaster Ready” organization. The organizations in attendance were then eligible to apply for a grant to be used for a disaster related project, program or technology upgrade.    

Below is the list of organizations and projects that received funding.  

PPREP-Disaster Ready Organization Grants: 


Project Name 


Afro American Development Association  

Emergency and Disaster Readiness Plan  


Boys & Girls Club  

Rain, Sleet or Snow—Let's Get Ready to Go  


CCRI, Inc.  

All Hazards To Go Kits  


Clay County Public Health  

Public Health Emergency Services Trailer  


Community of Care  

External Hard Drives for Employees and Preparedness Kits for Elderly Clients  


Cultural Diversity Resources  

Language Compass  


Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch  

Ranch Campus (AED)  


Emergency Food Pantry  

Emergency Preparedness and Continuity Plan  



Disaster Response Planning  


Fraser, Ltd.  

Development of a Disaster Ready Plan  


Hospice of the Red River Valley  

Establishment of the Hospice of the Red River Valley Disaster Readiness Command Centers  


Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership  

Disaster Plan Update  


Red River Radio Amateurs  

Amateur Radio Emergency Digital Network  


Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley  

Disaster Preparedness at RMHC  


“Thank you to Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation for helping us get this much needed program off the ground so that non-English speaking members of our community can be prepared, feel safe and easily commun
icate in our community,” Cultural Diversity Resources.

$25,000 awarded to 14 local nonprofits to help them become Disaster Ready Organizations.