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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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Women's Fund Awards Community Grants

The FM Area Foundation's Women's Fund recently awarded grants to 13 local organizations totaling $48,120 to help inspire girls and empower women.  This year's grant recipients are:  BIO Girls for BIO Girls Program Diversification Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley for Positive Action, Positive Girls Immigrant Development Center for Economic Stability of Women Inspire Innovation L…

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Grant Helps Spread Joy to Those in Need

Hope Blooms creates meaningful moments one bouquet at a time  Inspiring hope, happiness and emotional healing through repurposed flowers. That is the mission of Hope Blooms, a local nonprofit dedicated to changing lives through small acts of kindness. Hope Blooms repurposes donated flowers and rearranges them into beautiful bouquets and delivers them to community members in need, all with the mes…

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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 …

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