Guidelines & Timeline

Arts, Culture & Creativity

Inspiring imagination and innovation through arts and culture. 

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Deepen community-based arts education, and cultivate appreciation of diverse cultures and art forms. 

Basic Human Needs

Building ladders out of poverty.

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Provide resources to meet basic needs and give opportunities to build pathways to prosperity. 

Community Building - Now Open

Fostering initiatives that strengthen the community.

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Promote,preserve and enhance communities in Cass and Clay counties. 

Education - Now Open

Lifting lives through learning. 

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Provide inclusive learning opportunities for all people in our community. 

The Women’s Fund - Now Open

The Women’s Fund, an endowed fund of the FM Area Foundation, also has a separate grant round to fund projects and programs that support women and girls. Learn more about the Women’s Fund grant opportunities.

Timeline

January 24 - April 7 Education
January 24 - April 7 Community Building
January 24 - April 7 Women's Fund
February 20 - May 25 Basic Human Needs
February 20 - May 25 Arts, Culture & Creativity