Grant Rounds

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. 

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we have suspended our regular grant cycles for 2020. We will instead focus on mobilizing these grant dollars through our Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties to provide funding to nonprofits in Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota, affected by the coronavirus pandemic and those providing direct services to vulnerable populations. Learn more about the Community Response Fund grant guidelines and eligibility requirements

We also provide funding to charitable organizations 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: