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.

  • 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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  • Susan Stern Fineman and Tom Fineman Fargo Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 18, 2018 A non-endowed donor advised fund set up by Susan and Tom Fineman to support their favorite charitable causes in the FM community, where Susan grew up.

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  • Temple Beth El Endowment Fund - Aleph Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jun 01, 1989 A permanent fund set up to ensure a rabbinic presence in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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  • Temple Beth El Endowment Fund - Bet Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jun 01, 1989 Established to ensure a rabbinical presence in the Fargo Moorhead area, and to provide ongoing support for the Library and for the general activities of Temple Beth El.

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  • Temple Beth El Endowment Fund - Gimmel Fund 2 Agency Fund

    Established: Jun 01, 1989 Established to ensure a rabbinical presence in the Fargo Moorhead area, and to provide ongoing support for the Library and for the general activities of Temple Beth El.

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  • The Charity Mae Foundation Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 20, 1998 This endowment was created as a legacy in memory of a very special sixteen year old, Charity Mae Kohlman. Charity Mae died unexpectedly in January 1998 from a complication of cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease. Her family created this foundation fund to promote research and education into the cause, prevention and treatment of cardiomyopathy. www.charitymae.com

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  • The Joseph W. Cohen Memorial Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Oct 05, 1961 This fund provides annual support to the FM Area Foundations grant round.

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  • The Mission of Herman Stern: The Rescue of Many…An Army of One Unrestricted

    Established: Mar 27, 2015 This fund was created to support the story of The Mission of Herman Stern told by Video Arts Studio.

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  • The SAE ND Beta Chapter House Educational Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Oct 21, 2013 Provide support for portion of fraternity house dedicated exclusively to education.

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  • Thomas C. and Georgia R. Dawson Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Mar 13, 1995 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Thomas C. Wold Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Nov 30, 2000 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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