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.

  • Florence M. Hagstrom Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1987 Established in memory of Florence Hagstrom, a teacher at Wheaton High School, this fund awards scholarships to graduating seniors.

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  • FM Area Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Apr 11, 2014 This is a community fund established to support a formal partnership among housing providers, service providers and persons with barriers to accessing housing.

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  • FM Coalition for Homeless Persons Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 30, 2015 An endowment to support the FM Coalition for the Homeless, whose mission is to work in partnership to find permanent solutions to prevent, reduce and end homelessness.

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  • FM Heart Health Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Aug 06, 1990 This field of interest fund provides support to charities promoting heart health, health education and health and fitness.

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  • FMAF Administrative Endowment Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Jan 01, 1987 Endowment income from this fund provides perpetual support for the operating budget of the Foundation.

  • FMAF Arts and Culture Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1994 This field of interest fund provides annual support to the Arts Culture & Creativity grant round.

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  • FMAF Basic Human Needs Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1992 This field of interest fund provides annual support to the Basic Human Needs grant round.

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  • FMAF Community Building Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Jun 22, 2015 This field of interest fund provides annual support to the Community Building grant round.

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  • FMAF Education Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Jun 22, 2015 This field of interest fund provides annual support to the Education grant round.

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  • FMAF General Community Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Jan 01, 1991 This fund provides annual support to the FM Area Foundations grant round.

  • Francis and Adeline Hartl Trust Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Oct 26, 2009 This designated fund benefits Farm Rescue in Cass County.

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  • Francis J. and Doris Y. Butler Memorial Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 04, 1981 This fund was created by the Butler family as a memorial to Francis and his wife, Doris. Through this fund, grants provide support to organizations throughout North Dakota.

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  • Francis J. and Janet D. Beaton Memorial Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 2008 This Donor Advised Fund was established to honor the memory, Francis & Janet Beaton. Initially funds will be used to support First Congregational Church, Fargo, ND; Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo, ND; and Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND.

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  • Frank and Helen Buzzell Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jun 23, 1997 This fund was created to give scholarships to students at Jamestown College.

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  • Fred and Selma Fiechtner Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jul 01, 1975 A place of worship, Grace Lutheran Church of Fargo, is the designated beneficiary of income from this memorial fund. The donors also designated a portion of the income for distribution by the Foundation's grant committee for a range of current community needs.

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  • Fred Fiechtner Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 19, 1983 Established by bequest, a local church, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church of Fargo, is the designated beneficiary of this fund.

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  • Fred R. Tharalson Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jul 29, 1981 Established by Florence May Tharalson in memory of her husband, the fund awards scholarships to athletes at North Dakota State University.

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  • Fred W. and Leopoldine Pardau Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1988 The income from this fund are designated to provide ongoing support for four specific charities: Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Village Family Service Center, Home on the Range for Boys, and Anne Carlsen Center for Children.

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  • Friends of Men's Bison Lacrosse Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 31, 2013 This fund was created to support the Bison Men's Lacrosse activities.

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  • Gary and Connie Tharaldson Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 13, 2003 This fund was created to support a range of charitable programs as recommended by the donors.

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