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.

  • 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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  • John L. and Rosemary L. Stillman Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Mar 10, 2010 Established through an estate gift, the Stillman's created this fund to benefit the Humane Society, Boy Scouts, Anne Carlson Center for Children and support for the advancement of medical research in the fields of cancer and heart disease. Research funds have been designated to the Roger Maris Cancer Center for cancer research.

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  • KAT Group Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 31, 2013 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 24, 1997 This fund was created in honor of Katherine Burgum to support a range of charitable activities.

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  • Kathryn P. Bond Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 12, 1996 Kathryn Bond created this fund to assist graduate students in continuing their education. Scholarships are awarded to advance the pursuits of qualified students interested in coming back to or staying in North Dakota.

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  • Kay and Fred Werremeyer Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Apr 28, 2010 To support educational opportunities for females with promising potential who are living in poverty in developing countries.

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  • L and J Kloiber Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 17, 2012 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Lake Agassiz Camp Fire Council Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Apr 24, 1990 This fund annual supports Charism's programming that impact local youth in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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  • Lakes & Prairies Community Action Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 28, 2015 An endowment created for the ongoing support of the programs and operations of Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership whose mission is to eliminate poverty, empower famililes and engage communities. Their programming includes child care assistance, child care awareness, Head Start, Rainbow Bridge, family and community servies and Clay County Seniors.

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  • Larsgaard Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 20, 2016 A family donor advised fund created to support a number of charities as recommended by the donors.

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  • Laura Christenson Espejo Social Justice Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jul 25, 2000 Created by Laura, and funded in her memory by family and friends, this endowment supports a variety of social justice initiatives. Early in her life Laura recognized a call to serve others through direct contact with materially poor and marginalized individuals. Distributions from the fund are recommended through the Social Justice Ministry of the Church of the Nativity.

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  • Law Enforcement Museum Fund Unrestricted

    Established: Nov 05, 2014 Created to support the Law Enforcement Museum at Bonanzaville, whose mission is to acquire, display and maintain the history of law enforcement in North Dakota and western Minnesota.

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