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.

  • 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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  • Tim and Nan Corwin Charitable Pass-Through Grant Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2017 This pass-through donor advised fund was created to award grants to charities as recommended by the donors.

  • Tim and Nan Corwin Charitable Trust Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 30, 2010 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • uCodeGirl Fiscal Sponsorship Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Jan 01, 0001 This fund supports the operations of uCodegirl as they await their 501(c)(3) designation.

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  • United Way of Cass/Clay Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jul 13, 1981 The first organization to create an endowment fund within the Foundation, this perpetual fund supports the activities and programs of United Way. The United Way's mission is to bring people together to create lasting change that will improve lives.

  • Valley Senior Services Endowment Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 08, 2005 An endowment fund to support the purposes and programs of Valley Senior Services and /or Park District to improve the mental and physical well being of our senior citizens. Their services, which are designed to promote independence and better health for seniors include home delivered meals, community dining, transportation, resource services, recreational programming, and health screenings.

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  • Vernon E. Howell and Orlee R. Howell Educational Trust Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Dec 31, 1990 This scholarship trust provides scholarships to a variety of local higher education insitutions.

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  • Villa Maria Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Feb 17, 1994 An endowment fund to support Villa Maria, a nonprofit whose mission is inspired by the Sisters of Mary of Presentation, serves those in our care with respect and cmpassion as they strive to fulfill the healing mission of Jesus.

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  • W. R. Haggart Fund Designated Fund

    Established: May 09, 2006 The fund is a designated fund, supporting the Gethsemane Cathedral in Fargo as well as the selected grant proposals from the Foundation's annual Community Grant Round.

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  • W. W. Wallwork Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2011 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Walaker Family Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Aug 28, 2018 This fund was created to honor the lives of Dennis (Denny) and Mary Walaker. Proceeds from the Walaker Family Memorial Fund will be used to support the operations of Rebuilding Together Fargo Moorhead Area (RTFMA). RTFMA is a local nonprofit that was started in 2011 to provide free critical home repairs for struggling homeowners with emphasis on helping senior citizens, veterans and people living with disabilities.

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