Lifting lives through learning
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.
These are just a few examples of how our generous donor’s gifts are being put to work in the community through our grantees.
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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 Organization Name Project Name Access of the Red River Valley Michael Czichotzki Learning Center Afro America Development Association New American’s Self Sufficient Project CHARISM CHARISM STEM Fargo Air Museum Education Program Expansion Fargo Moorhead Fencing Club Fargo Moorhead Fencing Club Education and Equipment Project FM Coalition for Homeless Persons FM Coalition for Homeless Persons: Education Empowering Our Community Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons Girl Scouts Career Day Haley’s Hope I-AM, Individual Academic Mentoring Hope-Page High School Hope-Page SmartLab Inspire Innovation Lab Inspire Innovation Lab Operational Support Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest Junior Achievement Elementary Classroom Program Latter Rain Ministries P’s & Q’s Etiquette Legacy Children’s Foundation Legacy Children’s Foundation, Academic Coaching Mind Shift Fargo/Moorhead ASD Workforce Information NDsu – Upward Bound NDSU-TRIO Upward Bound Tutoring and Family Programming North Dakota State College of Science Foundation Skills Development Project – NDSCS Fargo Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network Supporting Families and Developing Social Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) The Learning Bank The Learning Bank: The 2016-2017 Performing Arts Program West Central Initiative Culturally Specific Child Care Organization Name Project Name Red River Zoo Children’s Zoo Farm and Nature’s Legendary Playground – Nature State Refugee Consortium of North Dakota Language Exchange March of Dimes North Dakota Chapter March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program Lake Agassiz Regional Library Computers for the Community Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest Junior Achievement Classroom Program YWCA Cass Clay Shelter Children’s Services Moorhead Police Department Safe Road Coalition Clay County Safe Roads Coalition College for Kids & Teens MSUM College for Kids and Teens Barnesville Public Schools Summer Recreation Scholarships The Longspur Prairie Fund The Longspur Prairie Fund’s 2015 Pollinator Study and 1st Annual Bee Hunt