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Surprise Grants Totaling $60,000 Awarded to Local Art Organizations

The FM Area Foundation is awarding $60,000 in grants to support the arts in the F-M community. The FM Area Foundation announced it will award $5,000 to twelve local art organizations.  The arts are needed now more than ever, and the FM Area Foundation remains committed to supporting local arts organizations. “We feel it is incredibly important to support a variety of organizations in our communi…

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FM Area Foundation Awards Arts, Culture And Creativity Grants To Local Organizations

The FM Area Foundation recently awarded 12 grants totaling $29,300 to community organizations working in arts, culture and creativity in Cass and Clay counties. Grants are evaluated by a special grants committee and approved by the FM Area Foundation’s Board of Directors. The FM Area Foundation’s community grant rounds address needs throughout Cass County, N.D., and Clay County, Minn., and pro…

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Investing In The Future

Agnes Liudahl creates scholarship fund to benefit local students Agnes Liudahl made a living working with students; today, she continues to give back to students through the creation of a scholarship fund. “I was the first secretary for the West Fargo School system, for both the principal and the superintendent.  When the school got bigger, I worked just for the principal, which I loved becau…

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Eddie Gasper Legacy Fund

Supporting the performing arts Featured Fund The Eddie Gasper Legacy Fund is a charitable initiative committed to supporting the performing arts by funding organizations that provide educational and performance opportunities and support for a culturally diverse cross-section of talented, aspiring artists actively pursuing dance, theatre, and/or music. Upon Eddie’s passing in August 2015, this…

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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 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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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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Submit Your Creative Work For Moorhead Art And Poetry Contest

Moorhead residents and students of Moorhead schools are invited to submit original works of art and poetry for the possibility to be imprinted in sidewalks in Moorhead. The Moorhead Sidewalk Poetry and Art Project is not only a celebration of our citizens’ creative talents, but an opportunity for the city to aesthetically enhance and continue downtown revitalization. Placed throughout the downt…

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FM Area Foundation Moves To New Location, Makes History

Building for the Future For 55 years, the FM Area Foundation has been meeting needs of the community and supporting initiatives and programs to improve the quality of life for people in this area. To date, the Foundation has granted more than $36 million to the community to help build a greater community now and for the future. Community foundations nation-wide are being asked to create and sup…

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Exploring North Dakota One Puzzle Piece At A Time

Connected Puzzles Encourage Geographic Literacy Have you ever wondered about the history of Billings County or where the continental divide is located? This school year 4th graders across North Dakota can learn about the history of each county through an interactive puzzle. The FM Area Foundation is a fiscal sponsor for the new initiative called “Connected Puzzles,” which is breathing new life i…

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