Community Response Fund

The Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties has been activated in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

The purpose of this fund is to collect donations to support organizations in Cass County, N.D., and Clay County, Minn., in the weeks and months following a community crisis or disaster. The FM Area Foundation created the Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties in 2017. 

We are currently accepting donations to help meet needs of the nonprofit sector impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How to Donate:

Give online: Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties.

Send a check to the FM Area Foundation office with "Community Response Fund" noted in the memo line of the check. Mail to:

FM Area Foundation
409 7th St. S
Fargo, ND 58103

Let's raise half a million dollars for local charities!

The FM Area Foundation provided an initial $25,000 into the fund and is now committing a $250,000 challenge grant to the community! We're asking individuals, families, businesses and others to help meet our challenge grant by donating to the Community Response Fund to support local charities.

The FM Area Foundation is committing $250,000 and is asking our community to collectively give another $250,000 to help mobilize half a million dollars to nonprofits working on the frontlines in Cass-Clay.

Grants from the fund will be awarded to qualified organizations affected by the pandemic and serving vulnerable populations in our community. Grants will not be given directly to individuals. Gifts made to the Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Additional Information

Community Response Fund FAQ
Our experience in disaster philanthropy.
Nonprofit COVID-19 Resources