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.

  • Immanuel Kant Endowment Fund II Designated Fund

    Established: Apr 05, 2018 A permanent endowment created through the revocable living trust of Immanuel J. WIlk. This fund will annually award a "Graduate Student Public Service Award" to a graduate student in the chemistry department at NDSU and to a graduate student in the chemistry department at UCLA.

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  • Immanuel Kant Music Fund Designated Fund

    Established: May 05, 2018 Immanuel Wilk, through a bequest gift, established this permanent endowment fund to be known as the Immanuel Kant Music Fund. The income only, accruing to this fund, shall be distributed to support the music departments at NDSU, Northwestern Universtiy and UCLA respectively.

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  • Inspire Innovation Lab Endowment Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 28, 2015 An endowment fund to support Inspire Innovation Lab, a nonprofit whose mission to provide professional development, student programming and innovative learning experiences for teachers, students and the community in an effort to achieve widespread educational impact with a focus toward the empowerment of underrepresented groups.

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  • Iota Sigma Chapter Delta Tau Delta Unrestricted

    Established: Apr 19, 2016 The purpose of the Iota Sigma Chapter Delta Tau Delta Non-Endowed Education Fund is to provide scholarship and education/training grants to undergraduate members of the Iota Sigma Chapter Delta Tau Delta Fraternity located on the campus of North Dakota State University.

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  • Irvin G. Martin Memorial Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Dec 14, 1992 This fund provides annual support to designated charities as well as the FM Area Foundations grant round.

  • Irving and Lillian Christian Endowment Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 30, 2011 This fund was created to support a range of charitable programs as recommended by the donors.

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  • Iva C. Boettcher Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Sep 20, 2001 This fund was created to distribute funds to NDSU to develop a new variety of wheat and to MeritCare Children's Miracle Network.

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  • James and Margo McCulley Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 14, 2001 Dr. James and Margo McCulley established this fund in memory of Jim's parents, Dr. & Mrs. L.E. McCulley. Both families have provided dental services to their communities. The income from the permanent fund will support local charitable organizations.

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  • James G. Green Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Dec 15, 2010 This fund provides annual support to the FM Area Foundations grant round.

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  • James H. and Jan Ulferts Stewart Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 10, 1999 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • James R. Dawson Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Mar 13, 1995 This fund was created to support a range of charitable programs as recommended by the donor.

  • Jan Welken Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Feb 28, 2011 To provide an annual contribution to Ellen Hopkins Elementary to support student involvement in activities at middle school.

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  • Jane Lontz Stern - William C. Lontz, Sr. Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Dec 30, 1985 This fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests throughout the community as well as support the FM Area Foundations grant round.

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  • Jerry Schlenker Memorial Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1987 Established in memory of Jerry Schlenker by friends and family, the fund provides grants for programs in the field of healthcare - particularly related to cancer in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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  • Jessie Olson Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1991 This fund, created by bequest, supports the Argusville Congregational Cemetery.

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  • Jill and Jeff Berg Donor Advised Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Feb 13, 2018 A permanently endowed donor advised fund created to award grants to a number of charities as recommended by the donors.

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  • Jill and Jeff Berg Pass-Through Donor Advised Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Feb 13, 2018 A pass-through donor advised fund to support a number of charities as recommended by the donors.

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  • Jim and Jean Wold Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Nov 30, 2000 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • John & Louise Alsop Memorial Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Nov 06, 2003 Established by bequest, John and Louise were active members of the Fargo community who chose to create this fund to support emerging needs of the community. This fund supports the FM Area Foundation's community grant round.

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  • John D. and Caroline H. Dady Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Nov 20, 2001 This fund was created by "Callie" in memory of her husband, Dr. John Dady, a well-known dentist. The fund is an endowment that supports a variety of charitable opportunities in the community.

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