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.

  • Concordia College Designated Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 26, 2018 An endowed designated fund created by Marilyn Guy and William Guy III to support Concordia College's annual fund to honor John Pierce.

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  • Daisy D. Engh Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Apr 27, 2001 The Daisy D. Engh Scholarship Fund was created to provide scholarships to students of the Pelican Rapids High School. Engaged in learning until her death at age 102, she & her husband Casper H.Engh had a love of education.

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  • Dakota Supply Group Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Nov 07, 2008 This fund was created by Dakota Supply Group to provide scholarships for students seeking careers in the trades. Dakota Supply Group is a regional distributor of electrical, mechanical, utility, communications, automation, waterworks, filtration and metering technology products and services. Combining this business interest with philanthropy has resulted in the establishment of the DSG Education Connection Fund, a scholarship fund with the FM Area Foundation.

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  • Dale R. and Marilyn D. Larson Family Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 30, 2015 This fund awards grants to specific charities in the community as designated by the donors.

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  • Daniel T. Haga Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Apr 28, 2006 An endowed fund which provides a scholarship to a graduating senior member of the Hazen High School football team who plans on continuing their education. This extraordinary scholarship fund was established to leave a lasting memory of Daniel T. Haga.

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  • David L. and Virgina T. Duval Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jul 30, 1999 This donor advised fund was created to support artistic opportunities, primarily in the field of musical arts, for people deserving of recognition and people in need.

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  • Dean and Maxine Workman Memorial Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Mar 15, 1989 The donors created this endowment to support people who are homeless and disadvantaged in this region.

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  • Denton and Thressa Jepson Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jun 19, 1995 This fund was created by bequest to award scholarships to students in the Glyndon-Felton area. The Jepson Scholarship is for students interested in continuing their education and who need a helping hand to reach their educational goals.

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  • Depot Plaza Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jul 07, 1985 Income from this fund provides support for the maintenance and operations of the beautiful plaza in downtown Fargo.

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  • DeVries Legacy Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jan 31, 2019 A permanently endowed donor advised fund created by Denby DeVries to support her favorite charitable causes.

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  • DeWayne R. Lesmeister Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 22, 1995 This fund was created to support a range of charitable programs.

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  • Donald and Margaret Barnard Family Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Dec 04, 2012 This fund was created to provide support the community grant round of the FM Area Foundation.

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  • Donald E. Dehne Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Sep 30, 1996 Each year, this scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from Fargo North High School.

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  • Doris Hertsgaard Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Dec 12, 1999 Created as a fund to recognize students who have academic goals in mathematics. The fund reflects the donor's educational and charitable interests. Scholarships will be awarded to female students at local colleges who major in an area with a strong mathematics component.

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  • Dorothy Sewall Hector Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 14, 1999 The donor, to honor both her parents, created this designated fund that provides annual grants for the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath to maintain and preserve artifacts donated by the Sewall Family. It also provides two scholarships for students in music.

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  • Doug Burgum Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Nov 08, 1999 This fund was created to support a range of charitable programs as recommended by the donors.

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  • Downtown Moorhead, Inc. Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Jul 11, 2017 The purpose of this fiscal sponsorship is to provide support for the operations of and charitable donations to the Downtown Moorhead Initiative while they are in the process of receiving tax-exempt status from the IRS.

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  • Earl and Kathryn Stein Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 22, 2005 This fund was created to support a range of charitable programs as recommended by the donors.

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  • Earl C. Reineke Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Jan 01, 1997 This fund supports the FM Area Foundations community grant round.

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  • Eddie Gasper Legacy Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 02, 2015 A donor advised fund set up in memory of Eddie Gasper to support dance and performing arts charities in the FM area and across the country.

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