Guidelines & Timeline

2020 Community Grant Round Timeline - Update!

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we have suspended our regular grant cycles for 2020. We will instead focus on mobilizing these grant dollars to provide funding to nonprofits in Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota, affected by the coronavirus pandemic and those providing direct services to vulnerable populations. We will update our website and send a notification out through our listserv when the Community Response Fund of Cass and Clay Counties application is available. 

 

Community Building - Closed For 2020

Fostering initiatives that strengthen the community.

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Promote,preserve and enhance communities in Cass and Clay counties. 

Education - Closed for 2020

Lifting lives through learning. 

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Provide inclusive learning opportunities for all people in our community. 

The Women’s Fund

The Women's Fund, an endowed fund of the FM Area Foundation, also has a separate grant round to fund projects and programs that support women and girls. Learn more about the Women's Fund grant opportunities.

Arts, Culture & Creativity - Closed for 2020

Inspiring imagination and innovation through arts and culture. 

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Deepen community-based arts education, and cultivate appreciation of diverse cultures and art forms. 

Basic Human Needs - Closed for 2020

Building ladders out of poverty.

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Provide resources to meet basic needs and give opportunities to build pathways to prosperity.