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.

  • 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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  • Mohr Family - Dacotah Paper Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Nov 25, 1998 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Moorhead Community Endowed Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Nov 07, 2018 An endowed fund to support the City of Moorhead for the purposes of creating, preserving and maintaining community amenities and activities including, but not limited to, capital and operating projects related to parks, recreation, sports, arts, and culture within and to benefit residents of and visitors to the City of Moorhead.

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  • Moorhead Community Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Nov 07, 2018 Residents of a growing, energetic community, such as Moorhead, desire an array of park amenities, recreational activities, and artistic and cultural experiences. The FM Area Foundation provides an opportunity for the City of Moorhead to fund more community amenities for our residents and visitors without solely relying on property taxes and user fees through the Moorhead Community Fund! The Moorhead Community Fund will be directed to activities, programs, amenities, and initiatives within the City of Moorhead. Donors may choose to support specific activities or the more general categories noted below. Thank you from the City of Moorhead for your consideration! • K9 Police Dog • River Corridor and Trails • Community Recreation Center / Aquatics • Matson Field Grandstand • Inclusive Playground • Dog Park in south Moorhead • Southside Regional Park Field Lights • Youth Scholarship Fund • Parks and Recreation – General • Arts & Culture – General If you would like more information on any of these initiatives, please contact Holly Heitkamp, City of Moorhead Parks & Recreation Director by phone at 218.299.5515, extension 3, or by email at holly.heitkamp@cityofmoorhead.com.

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  • Moorhead Legacy Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Mar 23, 2017 The Moorhead Legacy Fund is a permanently endowed fund created to support the Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation, an independent, nonprofit dedicated to the continued excellence of the educational experience for all students in Moorhead Area Public Schools ISD 152. Its goal is to support and enhance the ever-changing needs of students, programs and facilities to shape the future of the school district.

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  • Mortimer and Agnes Wilk Memorial Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Apr 07, 1989 An advised fund that now involves the second generation of the Wilk family, the fund provides support for broad charitable purposes. Mr. Wilk served as the Foundation's first President of the Board of Governors in 1960.

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  • MSUM Alumni Foundation Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Jul 06, 2016 This fund supports projects and programs of the MSUM Alumni Foundation.

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  • Muller Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 13, 2016 A donor advised fund created to support charities as recommended by the donor.

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  • Muriel and Joseph Richardson Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2015 This fund shall support arts in the Red River Valley, including fiber arts; environmental research, education, and scientific demonstrations with emphasis on sustainable energy and agriculture; women's health, education, and safety; and civil rights as recommended by the donor.

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  • Muriel C. Vincent Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Oct 21, 2013 This designated fund provides support for the First Baptist Church Fargo, N.D.

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