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.

  • Lee Frigen Charitable Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 12, 2018 A permanently endowed fund set up by the bequest of Lee Frigen to support Fargo's American Legion Post #2 baseball program.

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  • Legacy Children's Foundation Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 12, 2015 An endowment created to provide ongoing support for the Legacy Children's Foundation, whose mission is to assist diverse teens in their quest to achieve a high school diploma.

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  • Leonard and Donna Richards Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jul 03, 2017 The purpose of this fund is to award two, $500 scholarships annually--one to a senior from Northern Cass High School pursuing a post-secondary education in the agricultural sciences and one to a senior from Moorhead High School pursuing a post-secondary education in music.

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  • Lewis H. and Julia T. Oehlert Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Apr 24, 2000 This designated fund provides support for the Sanford Children's Hospital.

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  • Liudahl Fine Arts and Service Scholarship Scholarship Fund

    Established: Dec 17, 2015 This is a scholarship fund set up to benefit a senior at Kindred High School who is pursuing a post secondary degree and has participated in at least one of the fine arts programs offered at Kindred High School.

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  • Liudahl Teaching, Education & Administrative Assistant Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jun 14, 2016 This is a scholarship fund set up to benefit a senior at West Fargo High School who is entering the fields of teaching, education or administrative assistant.

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  • Lloyd Dahley Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jun 03, 2002 This designated fund created by Lloyd through a charitable remainder trust provides support for the Village Family Service Center.

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  • Louise F. Freeman Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Mar 22, 2001 A long time Fargo resident, Louise Freeman created this fund to support a range of educational opportunities.

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  • Lucien C. Barnes and Edna Barnes Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jul 10, 2000 Lucien and "Eddie" Barnes created this fund to support four programs that have special significance to this historic North Dakota family: the carousel at the Red River Zoo; Prairie Public Broadcasting; Cass County Historical Society - Bonanzaville; and the Plains Art Museum.

  • Margaret Aam Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 30, 1991 This designated fund provides annual support to the Perry Center of Fargo to enhance and support the adoption program.

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  • Mart and Lois Vogel Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Aug 01, 2006 Lois Vogel established this donor advised fund in her name and in the name of her husband to support a wide variety of community needs, reflecting the donor's philanthropic spirit and desire.

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  • Maryann Tucker Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1989 This designated fund provides support for St. Catherine's Church in Valley City, N.D.

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  • McKay Family Foundation Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 11, 2007 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Melle F. Tex and Eva L. Tex Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Oct 22, 1969 Mr. and Mrs. Tex established this fund in 1969 to support students who wish to continue their education. Tex Scholarships are awarded annually to Moorhead High School seniors who plan to attend an institution of higher education.

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  • Microsoft Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Sep 16, 2017 The purpose of this fund is to award four, $5,000 scholarships annually to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who have been accepted or enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university located in North Dakota, South Dakota or Minnesota with a declared major of either computer science or a related computer science intensive discipline.

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  • Mike and Nancy Richards Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 18, 2018 An endowed fund created by Mike and Nancy Richards to support their favorite charitable causes.

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  • Mike and Peggy Bullinger Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 2012 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Milton and Evelyn Larson Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 11, 1990 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Milton and Marilyn (Dixon) Sorum Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 26, 2017 A permanent donor advised fund set up by Milton and Marilyn Sorum. This fund will provide support to charities as recommended by the donors.

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  • Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 13, 1993 The fund was transformed into a designated fund to support academic excellence programs throughout Minnesota as provided by the Center for Academic Excellence, Inc.

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