Education

Lifting lives through learning

This grant round is closed for 2019.

Education creates opportunities, and with each new learning experience we gain more tools to succeed personally and professionally. There are countless avenues for learning that lead to successful futures, and we believe bright futures begin with a strong educational foundation.

More than $7.8 million invested into the education of our community members.

The FM Area Foundation also offers financial assistance through scholarships. Learn more about our unique scholarship opportunities.

Grantee Stories

These are just a few examples of how our generous donor’s gifts are being put to work in the community through our grantees.

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Haley’s Hope, Inc. Receives Grant for Advancing Curriculum with Differentiated Study Skills

Haley’s Hope is a nonprofit dedicated to guiding individuals affected by dyslexia through a comprehensive approach of screening, early intervention, education and advocacy.

After returning from training at Landmark in Massachusetts, Haley’s Hope implemented the Master Notebook program with two students who have had significant struggles with time and material organization. They were both eager to lear…

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YWCA Cass Clay Receives Grant for Shelter Children’s Services

The YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The YWCA’s comprehensive approach to supportive services allows women to focus on their goals and removes one of the most common barriers to success-childcare. Located within the shelter, Shelter Children’s Services (SCS) includes licensed childcare for 29 children. SCS Childcare servi…

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The Longspur Prairie Fund Receives Grant for The First Ever Bee Hunt and Pollinator Study

The Longspur Prairie Fund fosters the experiences, insights and pleasures found in the native landscapes of the Red River Valley through advocacy, education and conservation.

The 2015 Bee Hunt and Pollinator Study was a two part program based on two levels of community engagement.

Part 1 – The First Ever LPF Bee Hunt – was a public outreach/public education program designed to raise awareness re…

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Grant Recipients

  • Education Grant Recipients 2019

    Organization Name Project Name
    Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley STEAM-ing to Success
    CHARISM CHARISM STEAM Clubs
    Child Evangelism Fellowship Camp Good News Scholarship Fund
    Chira Global Development Organization Cultural Literacy Through Libraries, Family Outreach and Community Events
    Clay County Public Health Rethink Mental Health
    Family Wellness Healthy Cooking in Childcare Programs
    Inspire Innovation Lab General Operating Support
    New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment Advancing Knowledge and Skills For Improved Livelihoods
    P's & Q's Etiquette The Leaderboard and Leaderlicious
    South Sudan Lutheran Church One-On-One Tutoring
    MSUM Community Outreach K-12 Summer Camp Scholarships
    The Arc of Cass County Lead Your Healthy Life - Biggest Winner Competition
    The Learning Bank General Operating Support
    The Longspur Prairie Fund 5th Annual Bee Hunt Program
    The Rourke Art Gallery Museum 2019 Art Academy-Program Equipment Needs
    Tu'Deako Group Summer School (Cultural Activities)
  • Education Grant Recipients 2018

    Organization Name Project Name
    CHARISM CHARISM Carl Ben STEAM Club
    Child Evangelism Fellowship of FM Camp Good News Scholarships
    Chira Global Development Organization Building Community Capacity for Education, Wellness and Empowerment
    Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch Enhancing STEM Curriculum for At-Risk Youth
    Family Wellness Healthy Cooking in the Classroom
    FM Coalition for the Homeless Ending Homelessness Through Expanding Education
    FARRMS Building a Better Table: Inclusive Education with New American Farmers
    Haley's Hope Summer Camps/Skills for Success and Math Sense Jungle
    Inspire Innovation Lab General Operating Support
    New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment International Family Learning, Tutoring and Mentoring 
    NDSU Online Harassment and Bullying Intervention Programming
    P's & Q's Etiquette Leaderlicious and the Leaderboard
    Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network New Skills Through Self Expression
    South Sudan Lutheran Church Immigrants Tutoring Immigrants
    MSUM Community Outreach K-12 Summer Camp Scholarships
    The Learning Bank Arts and Culture Program for Children
    The Longspur Prairie Fund 2018 - 4th Annual Bee Hunt Program
  • Education Grant Recipients 2017

    Organization Name Project Name
    Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley STEM Curriculum Support
    CHARISM CHARISM STEAM Club
    Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch Dakota Memorial School Balanced Learning Environment
    Family Wellness Healthy Cooking in the Classroom Program
    Imagine Thriving Mental Health Literacy
    Inspire Innovation Lab General Operating Support
    Latter Rain Ministries P's & Q's Etiquette-Leadership Girls & Boys
    Learn N' Move Creative Movements Build Creative Minds
    Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Immigrant Computer Skills Training School
    Red River Valley Asperger Autism Network Positioning RRVAN to Take Leadership
    Minnesota State University Moorhead K-12 Summer Camp Scholarships
    The Learning Bank General Operating Support
    Longspur Prairie Fund Pollinator Study and 3rd Annual Bee Hunt
    Tudeako Group Ready? Get Set! Go Back to School Day