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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Clifford and Gladys Wold Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 12, 1988 This fund was created to support a wide range of charitable programs in the community.

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  • Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties Field of Interest Fund

    Established: May 01, 2017 A disaster fund to support qualified service providers engaging in direct response, service and support following a community crisis or disaster in the Cass Clay area.

  • Comstock Memorial Trust Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Dec 23, 1965 Established by this pioneer Moorhead family to award scholarships to students at Minnesota State University - Moorhead.

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