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.

  • Don and Glenda Haugen Family Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Apr 17, 2019 The Don and Glenda Haugen Family Fund is a permanently endowed designated fund created to support the Meredith Haugen Play Therapy Room at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo, N.D.

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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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  • Edward E. & Frances R. Simonson Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Mar 13, 2000 This fund supports the FM Area Foundations community grant round.

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  • Edwin A. and Clara Forsyth Engebretson Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jan 22, 1990 The family fund is a legacy created by their children to support musical arts in the region.

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  • Edwin Pooch Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Oct 22, 2001 This fund supports St. Johns Lutheran Church of Verona, N.D.

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  • Ellingsberg Strouse Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 20, 2018 Glenn Ellingsberg set up the Ellingsberg Strouse Family Fund as a non-endowed donor advised fund to provide support for his favorite charitable causes over the next few years.

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  • Elm Family Foundation Supporting Organization

    Established: Jun 25, 2002 This is a supporting organization of the FM Area Foundation.

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  • Elmer and Kaya Berg Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Oct 21, 1992 This fund supports human services programs through the FM Area Foundation community grant round.

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  • Eugene Minske Professional Continuing Education Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Feb 01, 2013 This scholarship fund was established with the intent that the annual distributions from the fund shall be for the purpose of awarding scholarships to individuals to secure continuing education specifically in the area of financial services.

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  • Everlasting Hope Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Sep 24, 2019 The FM Area Foundation is serving as the fiscal sponsor for Everlasting Hope as they await their 501(c)(3) status. The mission of Everlasting Hope is to create public awareness that infertility is a treatable medical condition and provide financial support to qualifying uninsured patients living in North Dakota.

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  • F5 Project documentary Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Apr 13, 2017 The F5 Project is changing the lives of felons, families and communities through a peer-to-peer accountability network. Learn how felons helping felons can create positive change.

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  • Family HealthCare Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Oct 27, 2016 An endowment fund to support Family HealthCare, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide afforable, quality healthcare for every person.