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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Carol L Stoudt Donor Advised Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2006 This fund was set up to support area charities of the donor's choice.

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  • Carol L Stoudt Field of Interest Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Jun 14, 2017 The Carol L. Stoudt Field of Interest Fund is a permanent endowment fund set up to benefit wildlife, nature, animal welfare and natural resource conservation by supporting local projects and such organizations as the local chapters of the Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, Humane Society, Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society and similar charitable organizations to be selected by the Distribution Committee of the FM Area Foundation.

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  • Carol L Stoudt Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 17, 1999 This native North Dakotan has established the Carol Stoudt Fund to benefit arts, human services, education and other charitable concerns.

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  • Cass County Historical Society Endowment Agency Fund

    Established: Jun 26, 1998 An endowment to support the Cass County Historical Society which operates the Cass County History Museum and a 12-acre prairie pioneer village called Bonanzaville.

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  • Cass/Clay Veterans Gap Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 2012 This fund supports Veterans Affairs programs in Cass and Clay counties. It provides emergency support for veterans, as directed by the County Veterans Officers.

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  • Cass/Clay VOAD Fiscal Sponsorship Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Jul 12, 2016 This fiscal sponsorship fund supports the Cass/Clay Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

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