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Surprise Grants Totaling $60,000 Awarded to Local Arts Organizations

The FM Area Foundation is awarding $60,000 in grants to support the arts in the F-M community. The FM Area Foundation announced it will award $5,000 to twelve local art organizations.  The arts are needed now more than ever, and the FM Area Foundation remains committed to supporting local arts organizations. “We feel it is incredibly important to support a variety of organizations in our communi…

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Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties Awards First Round of Grants

The FM Area Foundation activated its Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties in March to provide grants to nonprofits directly involved in addressing needs for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. To date, the fund has raised $115,395.84 and the Foundation moved $250,000 from its annual community grant round dollars into this fund, bringing the total to $365,395.84.  The f…

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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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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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