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.

  • William B. Richardson Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2015 Annual distributions from his fund shall be limited to agricultural research and education; rural quality of life, especially with applications in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota to include emergency services, cultural programs, rural nursing, and home care services; youth programs, especially young people interacting with the natural environment to include swimming programs, non-motorized boating, and camping; and arts in the Red River Valley.

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  • William C. and Jane B. Marcil Family Foundation Supporting Organization

    Established: Dec 31, 1996 The donors and their family are engaged in grantmaking for charitable activities through this supporting organization. As fourth generation publishers of The Forum, Mr. and Mrs. Marcil are genuinely committed to philanthropy.

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  • William D. Weddell Charitable Trust Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Nov 29, 1989 This fund annual supports the FM Area Foundations grant rounds.

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  • William J. Boettcher Memorial Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 1992 This fund annual supports the FM Area Foundations grant rounds.

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  • Wilson Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Mar 01, 2011 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Women's Fund Endowment Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Dec 14, 2000 Established by action of the board of governors of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation in December 2000, this is a permanent field of interest fund. Creating opportunities for women and girls is the central purpose of this fund. Launched through the volunteer support of more than thirty area women in 2002, the Women's Fund began grantmaking in 2003.

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  • YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 09, 2004 A permanent endowment fund to support the Fargo-Moorhead YMCA operations in order for it to continue its tradition of enhancing the spirit, mind and body of all persons with quality leadership, programs, services and facilities.

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