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.

  • R Allan and Laura Rostad Family Fund Unrestricted

    Established: May 27, 2007 This fund supports the Community Grant Round of the FM Area Foundation.

  • R. Douglas and Sally A. Larsen Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 1994 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

  • Raer Family Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jul 27, 2007 This Designated Fund was created by bequest to honor the memory of Carl and Charlotte Raer and their three daughters, Charlotte, Gertrude & Elsie. The fund benefits charities that were important to the family as well as annual scholarships for area students. They include Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Cass County Historical Society, Becker County Historical Society, Humane Society of the Lakes and the Humane Society of Polk County.

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  • Raer Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jul 27, 2007 This Scholarship Fund created by bequest to honor the memory of Carl & Charolotte Raer and their three daughters; Charlotte, Gertrude & Elsie. The fund will provide scholarships for Nursing students and Concordia Language Village (German) participants.

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  • Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead, Inc Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Apr 28, 1992 An endowment fund to support the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to offer crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling and education to all persons affected by sexual and domestic violence and to provide prevention programs to create a society free of personal abuse.

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  • Raymond V. Fertig Family Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Sep 11, 1989 This fund supports Catholic charities in the area.

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  • Red River Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society Agency Fund

    Established: Jun 22, 2016 This fund was set up by the RRATOS board for the purpose of receiving gifts to the Chapter. Funds received as gifts are to be used exclusively as directed by the donor or if no direction is provided used at the discretion of the chapter.

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  • Red River Valley Figure Skating Club Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Sep 27, 1993 The endowment provides support for the programs of the Red River Valley Figure Skating Club. The Red River Valley Figure Skating Club is a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing ice time and instruction to the figure skaters of the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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  • Regional Workforce Development Partnership and Collaboration Unrestricted

    Established: Oct 07, 2014 A collaborative project between the FM Area Foundation, Chamber, EDC, United Way and Convention & Visitors Center to address the growing workforce shortage issue in our community.

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  • Resonate Fund Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Feb 05, 2019 Joanna Lin established Resonate as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire future generations of musicians and creators by providing students in rural areas with access to quality music education, performances and instruments. The FM Area Foundation is serving as the fiscal sponsor for Resonate.

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  • Retail Credit Association Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Oct 15, 1982 Established by former owners of Retail Credit Association, the fund provides scholarships for students studying business at the three local colleges.

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  • Richard and Gayle Larson Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 28, 2007 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • 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.