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.

  • Ashley W. and Cortnee J. Jensen Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 28, 2015 A fund set up by Ashley and Cortnee Jensen to recommend grants to support a number of charities of their choice.

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  • Barbara K. Burgum Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 1999 The environment and the arts hold special significance for Barbara, and this donor advised fund reflects her generous spirit. The fund serves broad charitable and educational purposes.

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  • Benjamin and Petra Holt Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Aug 24, 1964 This fund was created to support Grace Lutheran Church, and to provide funds for allocations by the FM Area Foundation's grants committee.

  • Bernice Tetrault Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1992 This designated fund was created to support the Guest House in Lake Orion, Mich., and Rochester, Minn. (Licenses Treatment Centers).

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  • Beverly (Gerhardson) & Lloyd W. Paulson Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Mar 22, 2017 The purpose of this permanently endowed fund is to provide annual support for the operations of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Moorhead, Minn.

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  • Beverly (Gerhardson) & Lloyd W. Paulson Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jun 04, 2014 This fund serves broad charitable purposes as recommended by the donor.

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  • Bill and Mary Schlossman Unrestricted Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Dec 28, 2015 A fund created by Bill and Mary Schlossman to support charities through the FM Area Foundation’s grant round.

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  • Bob and Deb Buth Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 11, 2019 A permanently endowed donor advised fund created by Bob and Deb Buth to support their favorite charitable causes in the FM community.

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  • Brad and Carol Schlossman Unrestricted Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Dec 04, 2014 Created by Brad and Carol Schlossman to support the community's changing needs.

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  • Brad and Carrie Jacobson Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 31, 2018 An endowed donor advised fund set up by Brad and Carrie Jacobson to support their favorite charitable causes in the FM community.

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  • Breimer Field of Interest Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Jul 15, 2015 A fund set up by Lorance and Nellie Schoenberg to support charities working in the fields of autism or education.

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  • Bruce & Dorothy H. Burritt Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Oct 11, 1972 This fund was established in memory of Governor & Mrs. L.B. Hanna. It generates funds for a range of charitable programs. The income provides general grant funds for area charitable organizations as selected by the Foundation's grants committee.

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  • Brunsberg Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 11, 2019 John and Tran Brunsberg set up this non-endowed donor advised fund to support their favorite charities.

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  • Bundle of Joy Community Change Initiative Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Feb 15, 2018 This is a pass through, fiscal sponsorship fund set up to accept charitable donations for a project created by a group of Chamber Leadership Program participants. The fund will address the need in the community of new parents who may not have access and/or resources to acquire essential items necessary to care for a new baby. Bundle of Joy will collect products and, with them, create diaper bags that will be handed out by Sanford Health staff to parents of newborns.

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  • Bushell Family Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jul 01, 1991 This family advised fund provides support for health programs. Created by Mrs. Bushell, the fund carries out the generous intent of its donor through a variety of grants and scholarships to students in the medical field.

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  • Butch Kouba Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Oct 08, 2015 The purpose of the Butch Kouba Memorial Scholarship Fund is to provide at least one scholarship annually to a senior at Fargo North High school in Fargo, ND, who is active in band and or orchestra; be considering music as either a major or minor in college and be actively seeking admission to a college or university.

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  • C. Edmund Strinden Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1985 Created in memory of Mr. Strinden, Administrator in the Pelican Rapids school system, income from this fund is awarded to two Pelican Rapids high school seniors for scholarships.

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  • C. Warner Litten Community Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Apr 17, 2001 The fund provided seed money for the celebratory events of the 125th anniversary of Fargo and Moorhead in the year 2000. It continues to grow to support the 150th anniversary in 2025.

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  • Caring for the Homeless Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Mar 01, 2004 A permanent endowment fund for the support of Churches United for the Homeless.

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  • Carlton Hunke Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 17, 1991 Carlton Hunke, retired local attorney, created this fund to support the arts, an area of interest for him.

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