Fosston Area Community Fund

The Fosston Area Community Fund invests resources, creates opportunities, and promotes charitable giving to make the community a better place to live and work.

What We Do

The purpose of the Fosston Area Community Fund is to provide a permanent and significant source of funding that will enrich the lives of area residents. The fund was established in 2008 and is working toward the goal of establishing a $250,000 endowment fund.

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Who We Are

The fund operates as a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. It is guided by a local advisory board that disperses earnings from endowed gifts, supporting charitable activities in four key areas: education and lifelong learning; arts and culture; health and wellness; and recreation and parks.

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Our Work

Although we have a way to go before we reach our fundraising goal, we have already begun to support worthy projects in our community.

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Apply for a Grant

The Fosston Area Community Fund serves the same area as the Fosston School District. Distributions are guided by a local advisory committee, supporting key areas: education and lifelong learning; arts and culture; health and wellness; and recreation and parks. We are currently seeking proposals for funding.
Request for Proposals
Application form in PDF
Application form in Word

Make a Donation

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Donations are managed by Northwest Minnesota Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Current gifts may be in the form of cash, memorials, appreciated securities, real estate, or retirement plan assets. Future gifts to be considered include wills, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts.

Contact Information

For more information on the fund, contact Lisa Peterson, Development Officer with the Northwest Minnesota Foundation (800-659-7859), or any of our advisory board members:
Dean Vikan, Chairman
Jon Dufault, Secretary
Dave Buehler
Mark Nohner
Michelle Landsverk

Donate Now

Clicking the "Donate Now" button will take you to the Northwest Minnesota Foundation's secure, online giving form.