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.

  • River Keepers Legacy Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Mar 14, 2016 A permanent endowment fund to support River Keepers, a nonprofit whose mission is to advocate sustainable use of the Red River of the North, primarily within the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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  • Robert C. and Edith A. Dawson Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Aug 25, 1994 Created by a family whose name is synonymous with philanthropy, the income from this fund supports a range of charities through advised distributions.

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  • Robert H. and Elizabeth C. Tallman Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Jan 01, 1991 This fund annual supports the FM Area Foundations grant rounds.

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  • Roger and Mary Hoffmann Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 18, 2007 This donor advised fund was established by the donors, both of whom taught in the Fargo Public Schools for many years. This fund provides scholarships to local students.

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  • Roland I Stenerson Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Jan 01, 0001 This fund provides annual support to the FM Area Foundations grant round.

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  • Ronald and Marlene Hoffart Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 09, 2006 Mr. and Mrs. Hoffart established this donor advised fund to bring life to a future building program at the Church of the Nativity in south Fargo as well as provide support to other community charities in perpetuity.

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  • Rosamund Zlevor Memorial Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1989 Created by a longtime Minot resident, this fund provides support for students attending the University of North Dakota from the Minot area and for students at Bishop Ryan High School.

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  • Rourke Art Gallery Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 0001 An endowment fund to support the Rourke Art Gallery, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote global and regional art and artists. The Rourke axhibts art, provides free arts educational programs, collaborates with regional art and culture organizations, and partners with local education institutions.

  • Russell A. & Helen S. Sand Public HS Educational Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Jun 27, 2013 This fund was established through the Helen Sand Trust. This fund supports North Dakota public high schools in the departments of Home Economics and Trade and Industrial Cooperative Education.

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  • SALAD Green Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 2014 The Donors set up the SALAD Green DAF in Dec 2014 to introduce philanthropy to their children. SALAD is made up of the first initial of each of their five children.

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  • Salem Cemetery Perpetual Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Aug 02, 2009 A permanent endowment fund established by bequest of Lorraine E. Swenson to provide for the perpetual care and maintenance of the cemetery located Northwest of Wolverton, MN.

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  • Seymour Landfield Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 18, 2002 This future fund was created by Ruth Landfield in memory of her husband, Seymour. Established as a legacy to support the music they both love, distributions from this endowment will be granted to the Fargo Moorhead Opera Company.

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  • Shirley McCaslin and John Peterson Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 2017 A permanently endowed fund to support a number of charities as recommended by the donors.

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  • Sister Catherine Haertjen Scholarship Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 30, 1991 This fund is a tribute to Sister Catherine who served as Director of Nursing at Villa Maria from 1970 to 1976. It provides continuing education for staff.

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  • Spencer W. Jones & Ferne K. Jones Charitable Trust Scholarship Fund

    Established: Nov 20, 1992 Created by Spencer Jones in memory of his wife, this fund awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Fargo North High School and Fargo South High School.

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  • St. Ben's Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 06, 2018 A non-endowed donor advised fund created by Ken Knudsen to benefit St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Horace, N.D.

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  • St. John's - St. Ansgar Health Care Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Dec 31, 1992 Created when the local hospital was closed, this is a field of interest fund, which provides support for projects in the field of health care.

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  • St. Mark's Church Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 16, 2004 A permanent endowment fund to support St. Mark's Church of Fargo, North Dakota, whose mission is an inclusive fellowship of God's people centered in word and sacrament and dedicated to serving our urban neighborhood and the wider community.

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  • Stoner Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 16, 2016 A donor advised fund created to support a number of charities as recommended by the donors.

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  • Sundog Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jun 26, 2013 This scholarship fund was created by Sundog employees.

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