Enhancing Your Mission

Are you a nonprofit working to create a community where everyone thrives? As the community foundation, we provide services to help you do more.

Whether you need simple guidance, structured assistance, or more, the FM Area Foundation is here to help. We offer agency endowments, grant opportunities, and other resources to help you enhance your organization’s charitable efforts. We also seek to connect generous donors and community members with nonprofit organizations.

Areas of Impact

The FM Area Foundation considers grant applications covering a wide range of community needs within five primary focus areas.

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Sign up for the FM Area Foundation’s Nonprofit Listserv!

Contact Lexi Oestreich at lexi@areafoundation.org to be added to the email list for updates on grant opportunities, trainings and more.

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