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.
Otis S. Olson Fund Designated Fund
Established: Dec 29, 1998 This fund, created by Mr. Olson and his wife, Barbara, will distribute grant support to a number of designated charities that have special significance for their family.
Otto Haakenstad Charitable Fund Designated Fund
Established: Mar 24, 1986 Established as an advised fund by Otto Haakenstad, the founder of Western States Life Insurance, the fund provides scholarships to students in the masters of business administration program at NDSU.
Pat Konewko Fund Designated Fund
Established: Oct 01, 2008 The Estate of Dr. Patrick Konewko has established the Patrick Konewko Charitable Fund. A respected Fargo neuropsychologist, Dr. Konewko dedicated his career to the evaluation and treatment of brain-related problems in children and adults. The Konewko Fund's charitable distributions will include support for training of special education teachers in the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo Public Schools on the assessment and treatment of children with brain injuries/illnesses. Additionally, funds will support the Fargo Chapter of the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer's Association and support food bank projects to feed the poor in the greater Fargo-Moorhead area.
Patricia Skognes Fund Designated Fund
Established: Jun 05, 2018 A permanently endowed designated fund created through the bequest of Patricia Skognes to provide annual support to the following charities: First Lutheran Church in Fargo, The Salvation Army Fargo, American Red Cross - Dakotas Region, YWCA Cass Clay, Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota, Nokomis, Churches United for the Homeless, New Life Center, and Fargo Senior Commission.
Paul Ormbreck Legacy Fund Designated Fund
Established: Dec 20, 2016 A fund created to provide support to the city of Ulen, Minn.
Paul Ormbreck Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund
Established: Dec 19, 2014 Scholarship created by Harlan & Sharon Ormbreck to leave a lasting legacy for Harlans brother Paul Ormbreck in his hometown of Ulen,MN. Scholarship fund awards one scholarship to a Ulen High School senior.
PB&J School Lunch Fundraiser Fiscal Sponsorship
Established: Mar 15, 2018 A fiscal sponsorship fund set up to accept charitable donations for the PB&J School Lunch Fundraiser, an annual fundraiser held to pay off the school lunch debt in the Moorhead Public Schools.
Pelican Rapids High School Fund Scholarship Fund
Established: Jun 10, 2002 Created as endowment for supporting the students of Pelican Rapids High School, the fund will generate scholarships every year.
Pembina Gorge Foundation Endowment Fund Agency Fund
Established: Jun 22, 2017 An endowment fund to support the operations and projects of the Pembina Gorge Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and enhance the experience of the Pembina Gorge and northeast North Dakota, while connecting people to positive, life-changing experiences.
Peoples Rising Academy Fiscal Sponsorship
Established: Apr 16, 2019 Creating a world where prevention and lifestyle choice are the definition of healthcare.
Phi Chapter Theta Chi Education Fund Designated Fund
Established: Oct 21, 2013 Provide grants to support designated educational portion of fraternity house remodeling and maintenance.
Philip and JoAnne Johnson Donor Advised Fund Donor Advised Fund
Established: Oct 14, 2011 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.
Established: Aug 26, 1991 This fund was created as a tribute and memorial to Dennis L. Falk, a long-time president, to support the local production efforts of television and radio at Prairie Public Broadcasting.
Prairie Public Broadcasting Endowment Fund Agency Fund
Established: Aug 26, 1991 An endowment fund to support Prairie Public Broadcasting (PPB); a nonprofit organization and community licensee that offers an extensive array of educational and technological services to communities throughout the state of North Dakota and eastern Minnesota that educate, entertain, inform, and enlighten the people of the prairie region.
Prairie Roots Food Cooperative Field of Interest Fund
Established: Nov 06, 2015 The board of directors of the Prairie Roots Food Cooperative approved a resolution to set up a Field of Interest non-endowed fund that will provide their donors with a charitable tax deduction and assist the Co-op in establishing a permanent storefront in downtown Fargo.
Prentiss H. and Joyce B. Cole Charitable Fund Designated Fund
Established: Dec 18, 1992 The Coles created this fund to provide an annual stream of income for a number of charitable and educational organizations.
Probstfield Family Memorial Fund Designated Fund
Established: Jul 21, 1988 The purpose of this fund is to preserve the homestead and history of Randolph Probstfield, a pioneer of Clay County. It was created by family members to support research and preservation of the family history. Grants have supported the Living History Farm operations at the farm site.
Probstfield Farm House Project Designated Fund
Established: Jul 12, 2011 This fund was created for a short term projct on the Probstfield Living History Farm.
Pumpkin Fund Field of Interest Fund
Established: Dec 07, 2016 The Pumpkin Fund will provide grants, as determined by the distribution committee of the FM Area Foundation, to nonprofits providing services for the welfare of all animals, with preference to no-kill shelters in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota.
Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Scholarship Scholarship Fund
Established: May 08, 1994 Senator Burdick represented North Dakota in the US Congress for thirty-three years. His family and many friends established this memorial fund in his honor. Each year an outstanding North Dakota high school senior is awarded the Burdick Scholarship to recognize their service to their community.