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More than Half a Million Dollars Awarded to Local Nonprofits

The FM Area Foundation has awarded its 2021 community grants in the areas of Arts, Culture & Creativity; Basic Human Needs; Community Building; Education; and Women & Children. Also, this year, in partnership with the City of Fargo, $100,000 was designated for grants to New American organizations or to organizations primarily serving Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communitie…

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Foundation Celebrates $61 Million in Awarded Grants in 61 Years

The FM Area Foundation is celebrating 61 years of philanthropy in Fargo-Moorhead.  Since 1960, families, individuals and organizations have built the community foundation through their generosity. Donations of all sizes have made an impact in communities in Cass and Clay counties, across the state, and beyond. Because of these generous gifts throughout the last 61 years, the FM Area Foundation ha…

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Statement on Vandalism at Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center

We are saddened by the appalling acts against the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center that took place over the weekend. Senseless hate crimes, such as these, do not belong in our community. At the FM Area Foundation, we believe in creating a more welcoming and equitable community for everyone. Because of these reasons, we have chosen to provide a grant to the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center in support of…

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FM Area Foundation Launches Coffee for Healthcare Heroes Fund

In response to the increased demands being placed on local healthcare workers, the FM Area Foundation recently partnered with the Offutt Family Foundation to create the Coffee for Healthcare Heroes Fund to show support and appreciation for the important work being done. The purpose of the fund is to support, caffeinate and bring joy to frontline healthcare heroes working in the hospitals in the F…

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FM Area Foundation Responds to Urgent COVID-19 Need with Community Response Fund. Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the …

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Thomsen Homes Establishes Fund for COVID-19 Relief

Provides support to people and businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic   In times of disaster, our community comes together. The people of Fargo-Moorhead have proven this time and time again. The past few weeks have been challenging as we all navigate the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing and the temporary closure of many facilities; however, our community is once again rising to the o…

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FM Area Foundation Activates Community Response Fund

The FM Area Foundation has activated its Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties to respond to the impact of COVID-19. The purpose of this fund is to collect donations from individuals, families, businesses, private foundations, and the like, to support immediate and long-term recovery efforts following a community crisis or disaster. The Foundation is currently collecting donations to …

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Grant Allows Barnesville Ambulance to Purchase Life-Saving LUCAS Device

The FM Area Foundation has awarded a $8,993 grant to the Barnesville Ambulance to purchase a LUCAS 3 manual CPR device. The LUCAS is a mechanical chest compression device that delivers high quality, guidelines-consistent chest compressions to sudden cardiac arrest patients.   The Barnesville Ambulance has one LUCAS device, which has been credited with saving at least five lives over the last two …

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Grant Helps Spread Joy to Those in Need

Hope Blooms creates meaningful moments one bouquet at a time  Inspiring hope, happiness and emotional healing through repurposed flowers. That is the mission of Hope Blooms, a local nonprofit dedicated to changing lives through small acts of kindness. Hope Blooms repurposes donated flowers and rearranges them into beautiful bouquets and delivers them to community members in need, all with the mes…

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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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