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.
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.
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).
Catholic Charities North Dakota Endowment Agency Fund
CCRI, Inc. Endowment Fund Agency Fund
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.
Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Endowment Fund Designated Fund
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Churches United for the Homeless Fund Agency Fund
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clarence G. Schilling Memorial Fund Field of Interest Fund
Established: Sep 07, 1977 Created by bequest, this fund helps provide food and shelter for the birds and squirrels in our community. To fullfill the donor's intent of his gift, the fund this will now be an annual distribution to Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo to offset expenses related to feeding the birds and squirrels at their retirement living homes.
Claudia M. Pratt Art Heals Fund Designated Fund
Established: Feb 08, 2011 This fund awards annual grants to nonprofits that support art therapy projects or projects that use art therapeutically. Projects include utilizing creativity to improve emotional wellness, resolve trauma, cope with stress or illness, to promote positive behavior, and to support art therapy initiatives.
Clayton and Ilene Lodoen Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund
Established: Jul 19, 1999 Mrs. Lodoen established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Clayton, who served as mayor of West Fargo for 20 years. The fund provides scholarships to deserving students graduating from West Fargo High School.
Clif S. Hamilton, Jr. and Yvonne H. Hamilton Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund
Established: Nov 13, 2018 A non-endowed donor advised fund created by Clif and Yvonne Hamilton to support the charities of their choosing.