Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation - Engaging the Community. Fostering Opportunity.
Donation Opportunities
The administration, teachers and support staff of Fargo Public Schools work hard every day to provide the best educational experience for our students. However, our tax dollars alone cannot possibly provide everything students need.
That’s where YOU can make a difference! The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation was established to support teachers and students in areas that cannot be made possible through ordinary education funding. We want to make sure that every child fits in, enjoys their favorite activities, and has the real chance to learn something new every single day!
We are hoping you will take time to remember what you liked best about school—and then help us make that happen for our children. By supporting special programs, you can be part of our caring community which ensures all Fargo children have the same opportunities you had while growing up.
Your donation will support one of the these important efforts:
~Critical Needs Program which provides for mid-morning milk, school supplies, and warm winter clothing.
~Innovative Education Grants to teachers for new and creative ways to make learning come alive for students.
~Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars which awards $1,000 scholarships annually to graduates of Fargo area high schools.
Your support can also be directed to one of these endowments which provide permanent and ongoing funds for:
  • Music and Arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Activity/Extracurricular programs
  • Language Arts and Social Studies

We would appreciate your consideration as you plan your year-end giving and in your planning for future years. We ask you to join our Board and other community members who are committed to giving every student the help they need to be successful.
The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift of any size is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!
If you would like to know more about establishing a named scholarship or permanent grant fund, please give us a call at 701.446.1041, and we will be glad to visit with you about establishing a lasting legacy.
Let’s work together!
Let’s do something outstanding for our kids!
Critical Needs Program
Recognizing there are a number of FPS students and families living in poverty, the Foundation provides funds to schools serving a large percentage of children who qualify for free or reduced cost meals.
The funds are given to the schools with general guidelines to assist students with clothing, school supplies, bus transportation, activity fees, and other basic needs as observed by the school staff.
The intent of the fund is to enable school staff to respond quickly and quietly to the student needs they see. Since 2000, the Foundation has provided over $200,000 in critical needs funds to FPS schools serving numerous low-income students.
The fund is made possible with gifts from Foundation donors designated for this purpose.
Got No Milk Fund
For the past six years, our Foundation has worked hard to raise funds for the GOT NO MILK program which provides milk for elementary students for their mid-morning snack. Teachers tell us that morning milk truly contributes to increased attention in the classroom, and we all know how important it is for physical development.
In partnership with Fargo Public Schools, it is our goal to provide one serving of milk or juice during mid-morning snack break to all students eligible for free and reduced lunches. We will also provide milk for students who are not eligible for free and reduced lunch, but whose families are struggling to make ends meet.
Foundation Fund
The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation was established with the mission of providing students with enriched and enhanced learning opportunities that would otherwise not be possible. Your generosity is vital to making a difference in every child’s life.

We appreciate your commitment to our cause and look forward to your involvement with our community.
The Foundation works with donors who have created annual gift or endowed scholarships for deserving graduates.  The scholarships, often given in recognition of a family member or educator, assist students who have excelled in the Fargo Public Schools in their journey to become our leaders of tomorrow.
In addition, Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars became a program of the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation in 2013. Please click on the links below to donate.
To discuss your giving options further, or to discuss in-kind and volunteer opportunities, please contact the Foundation at 701-446-1041 or by email at fpsfound@fargo.k12.nd.us.

North Dakota state law provides tax credits for gifts contributed to a permanent endowment held by the states charitable nonprofit organizations. North Dakotan’s who contribute more than $5,000 to a qualified North Dakota endowment many be eligible fro a 40% credit up to a maximum credit of $10,000 per year per taxpayer, $20,000 per year per couple filing jointly.
Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation * 1305 9th Avenue South * Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701.446.1041 * Fax: 701.446.2899 * Email: fpsfound@fargo.k12.nd.us
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