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.

  • 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 Clay Community Land Trust Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Sep 23, 2019 The FM Area Foundation is serving as the fiscal sponsor for the Cass Clay Community Land Trust (CCCLT) as they await their 501(c)(3) status. The CCCLT was created to address the need for affordable, workforce housing in the FM area.

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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 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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  • Catholic Charities North Dakota Endowment Agency Fund

    Established: May 29, 1998 An endowment fund to support Catholic Charities of North Dakota, a nonprofit whose mission is guided by their values; serves people in need and advocates for the common good of all.

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  • CCRI, Inc. Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 04, 2015 An endowment fund to support CCRI, Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to enhance and enrich the lives and learning of people with disabilities.

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  • Celebration of Women and their Arts Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jun 17, 1998 This unique fund was started to support the artistic aspirations of young women and recognize their accomplishments. The fund shall provide an annual scholarship or scholarships to one or more female senior students who have special talents in the field of the arts, including but not limited to: music, creative writing, drama or visual arts.

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  • Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 22, 1999 Income from this endowment fund is for the ongoing and perpetual support of the Chamber's Youth Leadership Program.

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  • Charles and Linda Moses Foundation Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: May 25, 1995 Created as an advised fund through the transfer of a private foundation, Charles and Linda serve on the advisory committee to recommend grants.

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  • Children's Museum at Yunker Farm Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 05, 2001 An endowment fund to support the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, a nonprofit who provides a dynamic, creative, learning experience for children and their adult companion through interactive exhibits that engage children and create an opportunity for families to interact and learn through play.

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  • Christian Action Canaan Moravian Church Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Nov 12, 2018 This fund provides for maintenance and improvements to the Canaan Moravian Cemetery, and, if surplus funds are available from the annual distribution after maintenance and improvement expenses are paid, to provide for the spreading of the Gospel of Christ to the world as directed by the Canaan Moravian Church Council.

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  • Christian Action Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Feb 12, 2018 This is a permanently endowed designated fund. Grants from the fund will be used for maintenance and improvements to the North Buffalo Cemetery in Moorhead, Minn., and to spread the Gospel of Christ to the world, as directed by the North Buffalo Cemetery Association.

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  • Christine, ND Pioneer Cemetery Perpetual Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Aug 24, 2009 A permanent endowment fund established by bequest of Lorraine E. Swenson to provide for the perpetual care and maintenance of the Pioneer Cemetery located a few miles Northeast of Christine, North Dakota.

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  • Churches United for the Homeless Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Mar 14, 2003 An endowment fund to support Churches United for the Homeless, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide “shelter and support in a spiritual setting” to individuals in need.

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  • Cindy and Steve Magnuson Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 19, 2018 An endowed fund created by Cindy and Steve Magnuson to support their favorite charitable causes.

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  • Citizens Local Energy Action Network (CLEAN) Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Apr 19, 2019 A group of citizens formed CLEAN to serve the F-M community in working toward continuous sustainability, emission reductions, efficiency improvement in the energy sector and alternative fuels for transportation. The Foundation will serve as their fiscal sponsor until they receive their 501(c)(3) determination letter.

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  • Clara Frances Markiewicz Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jan 04, 2018 This permanently endowed fund was created by Ronald Ramsay to support a number of his favorite charities. The fund is named after Ronald's grandmother.

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  • Clara M. Stahl Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 26, 1999 Established through a bequest of Clara Stahl, the fund provides annual support for the care, improvement and maintenance of a North Dakota Cemetery.

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