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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Fargo Air Museum Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 28, 2015 An endowment created to provide annual support for the Fargo Air Museum, whose mission is to provide aviation education through restoration and preservation.

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  • Fargo Hoppers Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Nov 12, 2004 A permanent endowment fund for the purpose of awarding scholarships to female students who have declared major of either Computer Science or a related computer science intensive discipline.

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  • Fargo Moorhead Area Bowling Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Oct 03, 1994 The members of the FM Bowling Association built this endowment to provide college scholarships for student bowlers. The program is open to all boys and girls competing in sanctioned FM Junior Leagues.

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  • Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies Agency Fund

    Established: Oct 19, 2015 An endowment fund to support the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphony, a nonprofit who has provided rigorous orchestral experiences which challenges dedicated youth to reach their full potential musically and personally and emerge as dynamic members of their community.

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  • Fargo Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality Endowment Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 28, 2015 An endowment to support the FM Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, whose mission is to be a loving, Christian community that shelters, nourishes and empowers people who are homeless and hungry.

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  • Fargo Moorhead Opera Company Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Oct 04, 1989 An endowment fund to support the Fargo Moorhead Opera Company, whose mission is to bring high quality opera experiences for any and all members of our community and region.

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  • Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Cadenza Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 2015 This fund to support general operations of the FM Symphony Orchestra.

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