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.

  • Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Podium Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 2015 This fund is to support the cost of securing a conductor for the FM Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Fargo Public Library Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Jan 11, 1994 An endowment fund to support the Fargo Public Library, whose mission is providing educational and entertainment materials for people of all ages.

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  • Fargo Public Schools Foundation Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Sep 08, 1992 This endowment was established to support the continued excellence in the Fargo Public Schools variety of programming.

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  • Fargo Theatre Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1990 An endowment created to support the Fargo Theatre who serves as an art house theatre featuring independent and foreign film. The Theatre is also a venue for concerts and other live events in the Fargo downtown area.

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  • Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company Permanent Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 07, 2017 A permanent endowment fund to support the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company, a nonprofit 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 Science Museum Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Feb 12, 2019 The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum project seeks to establish a permanent science museum in the F-M area featuring interactive exhibits that encourage hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for all ages.

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  • 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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