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.

  • Helen and Charles Bailly Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Dec 27, 2002 This fund provides annual support to the FM Area Foundations grant round.

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  • Heng Educational Trust Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Aug 01, 1995 Scholarship was created because he has strong ties to the community where he was born and raised. "Home town means a lot to me". Each year the fund provides scholarships to students graduating from Barnesville High School in Minnesota.

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  • Herman Stern Charitable Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Apr 27, 1978 Created by Mr. Stern, the founder of Straus Clothing Stores, the income from this fund provides scholarships for students attending Valley City State University and Jamestown College.

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  • Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Jun 17, 2010 An endowment fund to support the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County and its cost of operations and programming, whose mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and ashare the history and culture of Clay County, Minnesota.

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  • Howell Pipe Organ Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 26, 1989 Orlee Howell, who is dedicated to the beautiful music of the pipe organ, created this unique trust. The income from the fund is given to churches in North Dakota to repair, maintain or build a pipe organ.

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  • Human Rights Fund Field of Interest Fund

    Established: Nov 14, 2002 This fund provides annual support to the FM Area Foundations grant round.

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  • Immanuel Kant Endowment Fund I Designated Fund

    Established: Apr 05, 2018 A fund created through the revocable living trust of Immanuel J. Wilk. The income from this permanent fund shall be used by the Aleph Fund at its sole discretion.

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  • 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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