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

The 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.

Online Auction

Next auction scheduled for November 2017

One hundred percent of the proceeds from our online and silent auctions, held every two years, will directly benefit the children and organizations we serve. Forward Foundation serves children and their families in Bank Forward trade areas exclusively.

For more information contact your local Bank, Insure or Invest Forward office or email us at forwardfoundation@bankforward.com.

2015 Online and Silent Auctions

Our 2015 Online and Silent Auctions brought over $35,000 in donations to benefit children. We thank everyone who bid and/or donated for their support!

Refer a Child

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.

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 is under 21 years of age and a legal dependent of parents/guardian, 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 Us

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

  • Brad McCullough, President, Cooperstown
  • Stacy Rasmusson, Vice President, Fargo
  • Cory King, Secretary, Grand Forks
  • Jennifer Thielges, Treasurer, Jamestown
  • Jeff Bowen, Executive Director, Grand Forks
  • Josh Guler, New Rockford
  • Mallory Hooey, Carrington
  • Steve Ondracek, Valley City
  • Dana Wolff, Bemidji
  • Heidi Thole, at large

If you need immediate assistance, please call our Fargo office (located at Insure Forward) at 701-293-9540.

Registration, Privacy Policy and Medical Disclaimer

Registration

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.

Privacy Policy

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.

Medical Disclaimer

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 July 25 2017

Forward Foundation Donates $1,000 to New Rockford Park Board

Forward Foundation Donates $1,000 to New Rockford Park Board

New Rockford, ND – Josh Guler, Vice President of Bank Forward New Rockford, is pleased to announce a $1,000 donation has been made to the New Rockford Park Board through Forward Foundation. This donation is being applied to the current campaign to raise funds for the purchase of new playground equipment.

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Tuesday July 11 2017

Forward Foundation Supports Foell Family

Forward Foundation Supports Foell Family

Valley City, ND – Scott Johnson, Bank Forward Valley City, is pleased to announce a donation has been made to the family of Graysen Foell through Forward Foundation.

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Monday June 12 2017

Forward Foundation Donates $5,000 to Hogg Family

Forward Foundation Donates $5,000 to Hogg Family

Bank Forward is pleased to announce a $5,000 donation has been made to the family of Colette “CoCo” Hogg through Forward Foundation.

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Friday March 24 2017

Eichbergs receive $10,000 donation

Eichbergs receive $10,000 donation

Forward Foundation donated $10,000 to the Eichberg family, of Laporte, MN, on March 17, 2017. Kaldyn Eichberg, son of Kristen and Ryan Eichberg, is 6 years old and undergoing treatment for a serious illness.

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Wednesday March 08 2017

Forward Foundation Names New Board Members, Officers

Forward Foundation Names New Board Members, Officers

Forward Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Ondracek, Cory King, Stacy Rasmusson, Josh Guler, and Heidi Thole to Forward Foundation’s board of directors.

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Wednesday March 01 2017

Forward Foundation makes donation to Eichberg family

Forward Foundation makes donation to Eichberg family

Bemidji-- Forward Foundation has announced a donation to the family of Kaldyn Eichberg, son of Ryan and Kristen Eichberg, LaPorte, MN.

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Tuesday April 12 2016

V-W Motors, Inc. celebrates 55 years

V-W Motors, Inc. celebrates 55 years

Brad McCullough, Bank Forward market president and Forward Foundation director, presented Don Vigesaa, V-W Motors, Inc. with a Bison Nation sign in recognition of V-W Motors, Inc.’s fifty-five years in business and also for their support of Forward Foundation.

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Wednesday January 06 2016

Forward Foundation donates to Shantell Johnson family

Forward Foundation donates to Shantell Johnson family

Forward Foundation donates to Shantell Johnson family.

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Friday December 18 2015

Forward Foundation makes donation to Eichberg family

Forward Foundation makes donation to Eichberg family

Forward Foundation makes donation to Eichberg family.

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Wednesday July 08 2015

The Quinn Family, Grand Forks

The Quinn Family, Grand Forks

The family of Katelyn Quinn is one of our beneficiaries. Katelyn was born with intractable epilepsy. She has up to 160-200 seizures daily, and doctors at several hospitals have been unable to diagnose the cause.

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Tuesday March 10 2015

Reiners family, Bemidji, receives $2500 donation from Forward Foundation

Reiners family, Bemidji, receives $2500 donation from Forward Foundation

Forward Foundation is pleased to announce a donation of $2500 to the Dan Reiners family in Bemidji for benefit of Sophie Reiners, age 4.

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