Our Funds

For more than 55 years, the FM Area Foundation has partnered with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits to create a variety of funds to support our community. Today, we manage more than 300 funds, some with specific purposes, and others that support the community’s greatest needs.

  • John and Sherri Stern Charitable Trust Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Nov 21, 2019 John and Sherri Stern established the John and Sherri Stern Charitable Trust as a non-endowed donor advised fund to support their favorite charities.

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  • John Ballantyne Endowed Donor Advised Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 20, 2019 John Ballantyne created this permanently endowed fund to support the charities of his choosing.

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  • John Ballantyne Non-Endowed Donor Advised Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 20, 2019 John Ballantyne created this fund to support the charities of his choosing.

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  • John D. and Caroline H. Dady Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Nov 20, 2001 This fund was created by "Callie" in memory of her husband, Dr. John Dady, a well-known dentist. The fund is an endowment that supports a variety of charitable opportunities in the community.

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  • John L. and Rosemary L. Stillman Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Mar 10, 2010 Established through an estate gift, the Stillman's created this fund to benefit the Humane Society, Boy Scouts, Anne Carlson Center for Children and support for the advancement of medical research in the fields of cancer and heart disease. Research funds have been designated to the Roger Maris Cancer Center for cancer research.

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  • Julie and Jim Frisk Giving Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 17, 2019 Julie and Jim Frisk created this non-endowed donor advised fund to support the charities of their choosing.

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  • Julie and Jim Frisk Legacy Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 17, 2019 An endowed donor advised fund created by Jim and Julie Frisk to support the charities of their choosing.

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  • KAT Group Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 31, 2013 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 24, 1997 This fund was created in honor of Katherine Burgum to support a range of charitable activities.

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  • Kathryn P. Bond Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 12, 1996 Kathryn Bond created this fund to assist graduate students in continuing their education. Scholarships are awarded to advance the pursuits of qualified students interested in coming back to or staying in North Dakota.

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  • Kay and Fred Werremeyer Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Apr 28, 2010 To support educational opportunities for females with promising potential who are living in poverty in developing countries.

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  • Kay and Steve Halverson Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 26, 2019 Steve and Kay Halverson created this non-endowed donor advised fund to support the charities of their choosing.

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  • Ken and Melanie Knudsen Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Mar 06, 2019 A non-endowed donor advised fund created by Ken and Melanie Knudsen to support their favorite charities.

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  • Kenneth and Marcia Retzer Charitable Endowment Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 16, 2019 An endowed donor advised fund created by Kenneth and Marcia Retzer to support their favorite charitable causes in the F-M community.

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  • Kjelvik Family Advised Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Nov 15, 2019 A permanently endowed donor advised fund created by Sandy Kjelvik to support her family's favorite charitable causes in the FM community.

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  • L and J Kloiber Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 17, 2012 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Lake Agassiz Camp Fire Council Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Apr 24, 1990 This fund annual supports Charism's programming that impact local youth in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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  • Lakes & Prairies Community Action Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 28, 2015 An endowment created for the ongoing support of the programs and operations of Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership whose mission is to eliminate poverty, empower famililes and engage communities. Their programming includes child care assistance, child care awareness, Head Start, Rainbow Bridge, family and community servies and Clay County Seniors.

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  • Larsgaard Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 20, 2016 A family donor advised fund created to support a number of charities as recommended by the donors.

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  • Laura Christenson Espejo Social Justice Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jul 25, 2000 Created by Laura, and funded in her memory by family and friends, this endowment supports a variety of social justice initiatives. Early in her life Laura recognized a call to serve others through direct contact with materially poor and marginalized individuals. Distributions from the fund are recommended through the Social Justice Ministry of the Church of the Nativity.

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