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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: 
 

Organization 

Project Name 

 Awarded 

Afro American Development Association  

Emergency and Disaster Readiness Plan  

$1,200  

Boys & Girls Club  

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

$1,500  

CCRI, Inc.  

All Hazards To Go Kits  

$1,500  

Clay County Public Health  

Public Health Emergency Services Trailer  

$4,000  

Community of Care  

External Hard Drives for Employees and Preparedness Kits for Elderly Clients  

$1,500  

Cultural Diversity Resources  

Language Compass  

$1,500  

Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch  

Ranch Campus (AED)  

$1,300  

Emergency Food Pantry  

Emergency Preparedness and Continuity Plan  

$1,500  

FirstLink  

Disaster Response Planning  

$1,500  

Fraser, Ltd.  

Development of a Disaster Ready Plan  

$1,500  

Hospice of the Red River Valley  

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

$1,500  

Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership  

Disaster Plan Update  

$1,500  

Red River Radio Amateurs  

Amateur Radio Emergency Digital Network  

$3,500  

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley  

Disaster Preparedness at RMHC  

$1,500  


“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.