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Caring Catalog

The Caring Catalog is an online giving platform powered by the FM Area Foundation to help connect community members with local nonprofits during the holiday season.

Starting in 2018, the FM Area Foundation initiated its annual Caring Catalog to highlight local charities in our community during the most generous part of the year. Over its short time in existence, the Caring Catalog has raised nearly $750,000 for over 150 local charities. As it has grown, the FM Area Foundation has sought ways to increase the impact to our local community. Through feedback and conversations, we have determined that our best way forward is to provide our community with a more focused approach to local impact.

How Does The Caring Catalog Work?
Why Are We Doing This?

As the community foundation serving the Cass-Clay region, the FM Area Foundation aims to encourage philanthropy in our community and celebrate the nonprofits doing important work every day.

Donate Through The Caring Catalog

When giving through the Caring Catalog, you can make multiple gifts in one transaction. All gifts are tax-deductible. We accept:

Your Tax Deduction

You will receive an email confirmation of your gift immediately after your donation, and a second detailed tax receipt will follow. If you do not see it come through, check your junk mail or contact our office.

We will share your contact information with the organization(s) you support so they can send you special recognition and thanks. If you do not wish to have your information shared, you can choose to be anonymous and we’ll keep your donation private. PLEASE NOTE: The nonprofits will not receive your donation information until the end of the campaign, so thank you’s may be delayed.

Give From Your FM Area Foundation Donor Advised Fund

If you have a donor-advised fund at the FM Area Foundation, you can support nonprofits participating in the Caring Catalog easily and directly from your account online. Log in, click “Caring Catalog,” and enter the donation amount for the nonprofits you want to support. It’s fast, easy and fun! Learn more about donor-advised funds.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors:

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Daily Sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors:

Caring Cash Sponsors:

Caring Catalog

The Caring Catalog is an online giving platform powered by the FM Area Foundation to help connect community members with local nonprofits during the holiday season.

Learn More

We can do so much more for our communities by working together. If you want to make a difference close to home, you can join like-minded supporters and give to one of our 400+ charitable funds, each with its own unique story and purpose.

“We wanted the scholarship to live on as a legacy for Norman and I in our communities to encourage a young person as they seek their dreams.”

Agnes Liudahl Donor

“Serving on the Foundation board enables me to support efforts to strengthen our community.”

Morrie Lanning Board Member

“We are thrilled to engage our daughters as future advisors to our fund. Knowing there will always be a family member to guide our charitable intent makes us feel great.”

Mike & Peggy Bullinger Donors

“Anything that can motivate a child’s love of reading deserves support. Read to Lead can be such a vehicle.”

Noel & Judy Fedje Donors

“Thank you to the Women's Fund for supporting our moms and children.”

Jeremiah Program Program

“The community foundation is specifically created to encourage and nourish the giving spirit in the community.”

Art Cupler Founder

“Thanks to support from the FM Area Foundation, we completed two major projects. We're very grateful for the Foundation’s generosity as these projects support our mission to preserve and maintain the historic facility.”

Emily Beck Fargo Theatre

Contact Our Staff

Matt Walstad, MPA
Community Development Officer
Michelle Johnson
Marketing and Scholarship Associate