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.

  • 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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  • Clay/Cass Veterans Assistance 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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  • 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 created by the FM Area Foundation to receive, manage and distribute gifts to support immediate and long-term recovery services following a community disaster in Cass County, North Dakota, or Clay County, Minnesota.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Darold and Lyla Rath Family Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Oct 28, 2019 Stephenie and Mark Herbranson set up the Darold and Lyla Rath Family Fund as an unrestricted twenty-year, term-endowment fund to support charitable work in Cass and Clay counties through the FM Area Foundation's annual grant rounds.

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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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