Forum staff reports , Published July 05 2013
Contributions - 07/06/13Ronald McDonald House awarded $4,500 grant
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley has been awarded $4,500 from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation through its annual community grant round.
The award will support the Share-A-Night program that helps cover room fees for families who are unable to pay.
Grants awarded to Lost and Found Ministry
The Lost and Found Ministry, 111 7th St. S., Moorhead, has received a $4,500 grant from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation to extend the ministry’s family counseling and intervention program in 2013 and a $500 grant from Barry Foundation’s Philanthropy and Youth program to transfer public addiction educational materials from VHS format to DVDs.
The ministry was also awarded a $1,000 grant from the Moorhead Rotary Club for updating its addiction library resources.
Foundation donates to STAR program
The Trollwood Performing Arts School, Moorhead, has received a $4,500 grant from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation to support their Students at Risk program.
STAR is a nationally recognized youth program developed to support at-risk youth using the arts as a tool to help them build life skills to deal with life’s demands and difficulties.
Center for Interfaith Projects awarded grant
The Center for Interfaith Projects, Fargo, has received a $15,000 grant from the Bremer Foundation.
The grant will support the center’s operational costs for a year and also provides funds for the purchase of books, magazines, journals and videos for the interfaith library.
Bank holds fundraiser for local food banks
The Bremer Bank Hunger Campaign in Fargo has raised $103,350 for local food banks. The total includes an additional $4,886 donated by Bremer from a $1 donation per view of its hunger awareness video.
During the two-week campaign, Bremer employees raised the money by sponsoring bake sales, cookouts and food drives. The bank matched the money raised up to $30,000.
Youth center purchasing new rec equipment
The Boys and Girls Club and Youth Commission, Fargo, has received a $2,785 award from the Alex Stern Foundation. The funds will be used to replace recreation room equipment at the youth center at 2500 18th St. S., Fargo.