Our Funds

For more than 55 years, the FM Area Foundation has partnered with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits to create a variety of funds to support our community. Today, we manage more than 300 funds, some with specific purposes, and others that support the community’s greatest needs.

  • 3114ELS Pass-Through Grant Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 17, 2017 This pass-through donor advised fund was set up to award grants to charities as recommended by the donors.


  • 3114ELSE Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 17, 2017 A permanently endowed donor advised fund created to award grants to charities as recommended by the donors.


  • A Child is Waiting/The Village Family Service Center Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Aug 17, 2000 An endowment fund to support the Village Family Service Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality of life through services designed to strengthen individuals, families and organizations.

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  • Aakre Reiser Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Dec 07, 2016 A scholarship fund to provide annually two, $1,000 scholarships for one male and one female student graduating from Barnesville High School.


  • Aam-Steinke Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jan 01, 1991 This fund was created to give scholarships to three students at Midkota High School who plan to continue their education after graduating.


  • Abiding Bronze Star Fund Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Dec 29, 2015 A fiscal sponsorship set up to support Abiding Bronze Star during their application process for their 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation. The purpose of the fund is to assist veterans who are attempting to obtain the honor and recognition they earned in the armed forces but never received.


  • Admiral Robert Baldwin Award Scholarship Fund

    Established: Sep 21, 1990 This scholarship was established as a tribute to Admiral Robert Baldwin, a graduate of Fargo Public Schools, to recognize high school seniors in the Fargo school system who have demonstrated leadership and academic excellence.


  • Alerus Financial Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Mar 14, 2006 This fund was created by Alerus as part of its "Connect to the Community" program.


  • Alerus Financial Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jan 30, 2008 This fund was created by Alerus to provide annual scholarships to help pay for the higher education expenses of high school students from the region served by Alerus Financial.


  • American Gold Gymnastics Legacy Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Dec 30, 2015 An endowment set up to support American Gold Gymnastics in Fargo, whose mission is to encourage and teach children to believe in themselves through quality gymnastics instruction.

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  • American Legion Youth Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 31, 1979 This fund was created by the members of the American Legion Gilbert C. Grafton Post No. 2, for the purpose of providing income to the furtherance, establishment, improvement and support of programs designed for the education, recreation and betterment of youth in the city of Fargo, N.D.


  • Amphion Award Designated Fund

    Established: Sep 20, 1963 Created by members of the former Amphion Chorus, a nationally acclaimed men's classical chorus, to recognize high school students who have musical talent. The Amphion was a group of 100 local men who performed throughout the Midwest, at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933, and in Carnegie Hall. The fund started with the proceeds from the sale of their grand piano.


  • Amy & William R. Layne Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Oct 29, 2010 Provides undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Engineering at NDSU.


  • Anne Wesner Swanson Donor Advised Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jul 13, 2015 A donor advised fund set up by Anne Wesner Swanson to support charities advised by the donors.


  • Art and Mildred Glasow Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jan 15, 2001 Art Glasow, a farmer in Cass County for many years, established this fund through a planned gift to support the Moravian Church in Durbin, N.D. Art Glasow passed away in November of 2005.


  • Art at the Rourke Museum Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 18, 2016 An endowment created to provide ongoing support for The Rourke Art Museum, whose mission is to educate and inspire our community through the collection, presentation and preservation of the region's and the world's artistic heritage.

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  • Arthur W. and Clara Cupler Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Nov 14, 1960 Arthur & Clara Cupler were both instrumental in developing the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation. Clara was made an honorary member of the Foundation's board as a result of her tireless work to promote FMAF. The fund in their name is the oldest and largest fund of the Foundation. It has provided scholarships for hundreds of students from area universities.


  • Ashley W. and Cortnee J. Jensen Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 28, 2015 A fund set up by Ashley and Cortnee Jensen to recommend grants to support a number of charities of their choice.


  • Barbara K. Burgum Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 1999 The environment and the arts hold special significance for Barbara, and this donor advised fund reflects her generous spirit. The fund serves broad charitable and educational purposes.


  • Benjamin and Petra Holt Memorial Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Aug 24, 1964 This fund was created to support Grace Lutheran Church, and to provide funds for allocations by the FM Area Foundation's grants committee.