Scholarships Available For Local Students

The FM Area Foundation has more than 40 scholarship funds available for area students. Last year the FM Area Foundation provided 168 scholarships totaling $201,355. Scholarships are determined by various sources, including high schools and universities. The Foundation Scholarship Committee makes the decisions for nine scholarship funds and the applications are located on the website. The other …

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FM Area Foundation Moves To New Location, Makes History

Building for the Future For 55 years, the FM Area Foundation has been meeting needs of the community and supporting initiatives and programs to improve the quality of life for people in this area. To date, the Foundation has granted more than $36 million to the community to help build a greater community now and for the future. Community foundations nation-wide are being asked to create and sup…

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Bill To Encourage Giving To Community Foundations Moving Forward

Legislation was introduced today in both houses of the Minnesota State Legislature to enact the Endow Minnesota tax credit. The bill encourages individual giving to permanent endowment funds at community foundations and has the potential to make $120 million1 per year in new monies available to support community and economic development projects across the state. Approximately $47.9 billion in …

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Exploring North Dakota One Puzzle Piece At A Time

Connected Puzzles Encourage Geographic Literacy Have you ever wondered about the history of Billings County or where the continental divide is located? This school year 4th graders across North Dakota can learn about the history of each county through an interactive puzzle. The FM Area Foundation is a fiscal sponsor for the new initiative called “Connected Puzzles,” which is breathing new life i…

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Women Find Interest In Nontraditional Fields

Women’s Fund Grant Supports YWCA Initiative A few years ago, a woman staying at the YWCA’s shelter wanted to make a change for her and her family. She wanted to go back to school, but didn’t think it was feasible with a child at home. When an opportunity arose to try an eight-week manufacturing program through NDSCS, she decided to participate through the support of the YWCA and a grant from the …

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Elementary Students Attend FM Opera

Two donors of the FM Area Foundation, Noel and Judy Fedje, recently gave students at Madison Elementary a unique opportunity. The Fedjes offered to take students who were interested to the FM Opera. They paid for the students and chaperones to attend. Judy Fedje went to the Opera with the students. Seven orchestra students from Madison Elementary attended the FM Opera on Dec. 13. Seven orches…

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Conversations That Matter: Women In Leadership

Event to focus on contemporary mentorship The Women’s Fund of the FM Area Foundation is hosting “Conversations That Matter: Women in Leadership” Thursday, Jan. 22, at 8 a.m. at the Microsoft Commons building. The purpose of this event is to create a space for conversation to grow awareness of mentoring relationships, and to encourage the development of mentoring programs in the FM area. Attend…

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