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 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) 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 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