Grant Round Details

Each year, the FM Area Foundation provides grants to a number of nonprofits that vary in size, mission and vision. The one connecting factor is we are all working toward creating a community where everyone thrives.

As a community foundation, we look to address needs throughout Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota, and promote collaborative efforts to improve lives in these areas. Nonprofits can apply for one of our four competitive, community grant rounds, and/or a Women’s Fund grant. Grant proposals are evaluated by a special grants committee and approved by the FM Area Foundation Board of Directors.

We also provide funding through our Donor Advised Funds and Designated Funds. These grants are awarded at the recommendation of the donor and generally support nonprofits’ general operations or core programs. Applications are not accepted for these grants.

Areas of Impact

The FM Area Foundation considers grant applications covering a wide range of community needs within four primary focus areas. Visit the pages below to read about the positive change we’re making in these areas and stories of the work happening in our community: