About the Foundation
Future forward…one child at a time.
The mission of Forward Foundation is to enhance the lives of children in our communities.
Your entire donation stays local
Forward Foundation, founded in 2012, serves children, their families, and organizations that benefit children in communities served by Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Invest Forward and Tax Forward exclusively. One hundred percent of contributions go to the children or organizations served by Forward Foundation.
Forward Foundation Online Auction
The Forward Foundation will hold its biennial online auction again in 2023!
One hundred percent of the proceeds from our online auction will directly benefit the children and organizations we serve. Forward Foundation serves children and their families in Bank Forward trade areas exclusively.
Refer a Child or Organization
If you know a child or organization that could benefit and is in a trade area served by Bank Forward, please download and complete our Application Form and Media Release Form and email both to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility Guidelines & Requirements for Receiving Funds
All applications/referrals are reviewed by committee. Information provided for review will be held in the highest regard of confidentiality. Funding preference is extended to those who meet the eligibility requirements listed below. Not all applications submitted will be funded.
- The recipient is under 18 years of age OR the recipient is a community group or organization that benefits children under 18 years of age, AND
- The recipient resides in or is based in trade areas served by Bank, Insure, Invest, or Tax Forward.
For more information, please contact Forward Foundation by email. Please note that any message sent using this feature is transmitted via normal email, and is not encrypted. Please do not include any confidential information, such as account numbers or details, social security numbers or any other information you want kept confidential.
If you need immediate assistance, please call our Fargo office (located at Insure Forward) at 701-293-9540.
Make a Donation
To help enhance the lives of children living in a community served by Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Invest Forward or Tax Forward, please contact Forward Foundation on our website, by telephone or at our Fargo office.
Make a donation from your checking account, credit card, debit card or by check.
PRINT FRIENDLY form. Print and complete the form and mail to Forward Foundation, PO Box 7070, Fargo ND 58106.
Your donation may be tax-deductible.
Forward Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to Forward Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Consult your tax advisor for more information. Forward Foundation provides a year-end receipt to all donors who provide contact information. Donations made at fundraising events, bake sales, etc. will not receive a receipt.
CONTACT Forward Foundation. Please note that any message sent using this feature is transmitted via normal email, and is not encrypted. Please do not include any confidential information, such as account numbers or details, social security numbers or any other information you want kept confidential.
The Board of Directors for Forward Foundation is comprised of Bank Forward employees.
Board of Directors
- Heidi Gustafson, President, Walker
- Sheri Stockmoe, Vice President, Fargo
- Josh Kasowski, Treasurer, Valley City
- Michelle Carr, Secretary, Carrington
If you need immediate assistance, please call our Fargo office at 701-293-9540.
Forward Foundation, 1202 28th St S, PO Box 7070, Fargo ND 58106, is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose to enhance the lives of children.
We value the privacy of those making donations or applying for gifts from Forward Foundation.
Our recurring donation form requires users to give us contact and personal information to process your donation and communicate with you. Your personal information is only used to process donations and is not shared.
Your name, address and email may be used for routine communications. If you do not wish to receive communications from us, simply write to us at Forward Foundation, PO Box 7070, Fargo ND 58106 and we will be pleased to respect your wishes. You may opt out of receiving email communications from us by notifying us by email to “Unsubscribe.”
Please note that any message sent using our “Contact Us” is transmitted via normal email, and is not encrypted. Please do not include any confidential information, such as account numbers or details, social security numbers or any other information you want kept confidential.
Please note that when you click on an external link, you are entering another Web site for which Forward Foundation has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Forward Foundation does not give medical advice. Recipients and applicants may be asked to sign a Consent for Release of Information form. They also have the right to limit release of information.
News & Blog
Tuesday March 09 2021
Holiday Dinner Gift Provides 1,000 Meals to Families in Need
Tuesday February 23 2021
Forward Foundation Supports Local Art Program with Donation to Jamestown Fine Arts Center
The Forward Foundation is honored to donate to the Jamestown Fine Arts Center. The donation will help the organization continue its Arts After School program.Continue Reading
Wednesday October 21 2020
Forward Foundation Supports Clear Waters Life Center
The Forward Foundation is pleased to announce a donation was recently presented to the Clear Waters Life Center. The donation will help fund the organization’s after-school-program.Continue Reading
Wednesday October 14 2020
Forward Foundation Donates to Blessings in a Backpack
The Forward Foundation recently presented a donation to Carrington's Blessing in a Backpack, a weekend food program for Carrington School students in need.Continue Reading
Wednesday August 26 2020
Forward Foundation Supports FHL Academy
The Forward Foundation is pleased to announce a donation was recently presented to the FHL Academy. The donation will help the organization expand the sports curriculum offered to students.Continue Reading
Thursday August 20 2020
Forward Foundation Supports Jamestown Gymnastic Club
The Forward Foundation is pleased to announce a donation was recently presented to the Jamestown Gymnastic Club. The donation will help the organization make their new facility more wheelchair accessible and install an in-ground tramp bed so those with a wheelchair can experience bouncing.Continue Reading
Monday August 17 2020
Forward Foundation Supports Harvest Hope Farm
"We are so excited for the campers participating in Farm Camp," Sheri Stockmoe, Bank Forward employee and Forward Foundation volunteer, says. "Having grown up on a family farm myself, it is very gratifying to support Harvest Hope Farm and the values they work to instill in their campers through working the land, caring for livestock, and giving back to those in our community. It's a wonderful organization, and we are honored to be associated with them."Continue Reading
Thursday August 13 2020
Forward Foundation Supports BIO Girls in Jamestown
“We are honored to support BIO Girls,” Jennifer Tostenson, Bank Forward employee and Forward Foundation volunteer, says. “Supporting a program focused on helping young girls improve their self-esteem, emotional well-being, and physical well-being just makes sense.”Continue Reading
Thursday July 09 2020
Forward Foundation Receives $100,000 Donation from the Engelstad Foundation
The Forward Foundation has received a $100,000 donation from the Engelstad Foundation through its grant program. Forward Foundation serves children, their families, and organizations that benefit children in the thirteen communities served by Bank Forward and its subsidiaries exclusively. The donation will be used to meet its mission of enhancing the lives of children.Continue Reading
Wednesday February 05 2020
FORWARD FOUNDATION SUPPORTS HEGLAND FAMILY
Friday May 10 2019
Forward Foundation Supports Valley City Hockey Club’s Learn to Skate Program
Josh Kasowski, Market President of Bank Forward Valley City, is pleased to announce a donation has been made to the Valley City Hockey Club through the Forward Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to enhance the lives of children in communities served by Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Tax Forward, and Invest Forward. This donation will be used to purchase 34 pairs of youth hockey skates that will be utilized in the Learn to Skate program.Continue Reading