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Cultivating a Stronger Community

We believe nonprofits are one of the most valuable assets in our community, providing essential services and improving the lives of those they serve. That’s why we offer a variety of grants to support the work of these organizations. Our competitive Community Grant Round cycle takes place every spring, and we strive to be a flexible funder that can respond to the community’s ever-changing needs.

In addition, we offer Nonprofit Agency funds that provide professional investment and asset management to help nonprofits manage complex gifts from donors.


Currently, the FM Area Foundation manages over 50 Agency Endowments for local nonprofits, ensuring that these organizations can continue their important work and make a lasting impact in our community.

Enhancing Your Mission

We aim to support non-profit organizations by offering our specialized services to help them create a greater impact.

Grant Rounds

Every year, the FM Area Foundation provides grants to many nonprofits that vary in size, mission, and vision.


Show your support

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