What is it?
The Fisher Area Community Fund (FACF) was established in 2011 to provide financial support
for charitable, educational and public purpose activities, projects, or services that enhance or
otherwise improve the quality of life enjoyed by residents and/or visitors of the Fisher Area.
FACF will be a catalyst in stimulating projects that improve the quality of life in the community
and help achieve the Fisher Area’s vision for its future. This vision helps Fisher create momentum for success, focus energies, and move forward with a united desire to achieve community goals.
How does it work?
Tax-exempt contributions are made to the Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) on behalf of the FACF endowment. The Bremer Foundation matched the first $50,000 to help get our endowment started. Any interest on the endowment is then transferred to a project fund and the Fund Advisory Committee, made up of community members, is able to grant those funds to the community.
How do I contribute?
Contributions can be made online at www.nwmf.org
Checks can be made payable to NMF-FACF with "endowment" in the memo line and sent to:
Northwest Minnesota Foundation
201 3rd Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Funding from donors has allowed the Fisher Area Community Fund to conduct 6 grant rounds. The Fund Advisory Committee reviewed the grant proposals and awarded grants thus far to:
$13,350 Fisher School
Community Library Access project
1:1 iPads for Grades 1-3
Baseball outfield fencing
2 outdoor basketball 1/2 courts
Dr. Dish basketball shooting machine
Webcasting school activities
$650 Fisher First Responders
Equipment upgrades and maintenance
$4,500 City of Fisher
Welcome banners on street lights
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Fund Advisory Committee Members:
Mike Vasek, Chair
Sue Meyer, Vice Chair
Stacy Wallace, Secretary
Liz Barrett, Nancy Knox, Tami Newhouse, Caroline Tinkham, and Diane Wagner
Fisher Area Community Fund contact: