Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation

A nonprofit organization

6 donors

Provide funds for projects that provide students and teachers with enhanced and enriched learning experiences.

In order to fulfill our mission, the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation operates and manages a variety of programs.

  • Critical Needs Program, which is the focus of this proposal, ensures that basic needs such as warm winter clothing, school supplies, fees, transportation, and hygiene supplies are provided for students.
  • Got No Milk program funds are raised each year for over 1,700 low-income students, so they can afford milk as a mid-morning snack along with their classmates.
  •  Innovative Education Grants are awarded twice each year to Fargo Public Schools teachers and staff for innovative learning and literacy projects. These grants range from $500-$2,500 and are awarded in October and February each school year. Each grant round, an eight-person committee considers up to 40 applications and makes awards based on innovation, teaching techniques, and student involvement.
  • Adopt-A-School Program which currently brings 27 business and community organizations into classrooms and schools. Partners include Microsoft, Sanford Health, Essentia, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Costco, City of Fargo, Courts Plus, Heat Transfer Warehouse, several area banks, and a variety of service clubs. These partnerships do not focus on financial support but rather support elementary and middle schools by bringing volunteers to read to students, to help with math and science homework, and provide one-on-one mentoring and another caring adult in their lives.
  • Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars is a Foundation program which provides more than 45 one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships to graduating seniors from Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, Oak Grove, Shanley, and Woodrow Wilson High Schools each year.
  • Academic Scholarship Program which provides an additional 34 annual and endowed scholarships to deserving seniors who wish to continue their education.
  • Alumni Network that provides continued connections for alumni to schools. This includes maintaining a 39,000+ database, providing support for class reunions and events, and publishing the AlumniNews newsletter.
  • Fiscal sponsorship for the Trollwood Performing Arts School, which is a program of Fargo Public Schools that provides arts and theater opportunities for area youth.

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Organization name

Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation

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415 4th St North
Fargo, ND 58102



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