About the Foundation

Future forward…One child at a time.

Forward Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012, is a stand-alone entity, administered by employees of Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Tax Forward and Invest Forward. The Board of Directors for the Forward Foundation is comprised of Bank Forward employees.

Our mission is to transform lives

The mission of Forward Foundation is to support children in our communities experiencing a life threatening health crisis by providing financial assistance to eliminate financial obstacles in order to transform the financial future of the children and their families.

Your entire donation stays local

The Forward Foundation serves children and their families in communities served by Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Invest Forward and Tax Forward exclusively. One hundred percent of contributions go to the children that Forward Foundation serves

We make a BIG impact

Our goal is to make a big impact…not just to “help” with medical bills but to wipe them out. Many similar charities help a large number of recipients with smaller assistance; we help a smaller number of recipients with more significant assistance. Our volunteers also assist to eliminate financial obstacles by donating their time and expertise in financial, insurance and tax matters.

Our Impact

We want to transform lives.

Our goal is to make a big impact in the communities we serve. Besides helping financially, our volunteers also assist to eliminate obstacles by donating their time and expertise in financial, insurance and tax matters. Our volunteers also assist to eliminate financial obstacles by donating their time and expertise in financial, insurance and tax matters.

100% Benefit

Your entire donation benefits children in our communities The Forward Foundation serves children and their families in communities served by Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Invest Forward and Tax Forward exclusively. One hundred percent of contributions raised and fundraising proceeds go to the children that Forward Foundation serves.

Online Auction

Online Auction Online & Silent Auctions Held Every Two Years

Forward Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 Online & Silent Auctions brought over $35,000 in donations. Our next auction will be held in November 2017.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank eveyone who bid and/or donated for their support!

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction will directly benefit the children we serve. Forward Foundation serves children and their families in Bank Forward communities exclusively.

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

Forward Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012, is a stand-alone entity, administered by employees of Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Tax Forward and Invest Forward. The Board of Directors for the Forward Foundation is comprised of Bank Forward employees.

Refer a Child

If you know a child experiencing a life-threatening health crisis who lives 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 Grand Forks office.

Examples of life-threatening health crises include cancer, brain trauma and other potentially terminal diseases.

Covered expenses might include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical supplies
  • Travel expenses related to medical care
  • Ambulatory assistance (home access, vehicle)
  • Arranging “once in a lifetime” experiences such as a visit from a professional athlete, a vacation to Disney World or tuition assistance for “cancer camps” for children

If you know a child or family who could benefit, please download our Referral Form.

Forward Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012, is a stand-alone entity, administered by employees of Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Tax Forward and Invest Forward. The Board of Directors for the Forward Foundation is comprised of Bank Forward employees.

Make a Donation

To help a family with a child experiencing a life-threatening health crisis 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, 1301 Ralph Engelstad Arena Dr, Grand Forks ND, 58203.

Your donation may be tax-deductible

Forward Foundation is a non-profit, 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.

Forward Foundation, founded in 2012, is a stand-alone entity, administered by employees of Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Tax Forward and Invest Forward. The Board of Directors for the Forward Foundation is comprised of Bank Forward employees.

Contact Us

Board of Directors

Team Forward Foundation

Forward Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012, is a stand-alone entity, administered by employees of Bank Forward, Insure Forward, Tax Forward and Invest Forward. The Board of Directors for the Forward Foundation is comprised of Bank Forward employees.

Our Board of Directors

CONTACT Forward Foundation

  • Jeff Bowen, President, Grand Forks
  • Rhonda Bahr, Bemidji
  • Mallory Hooey, Cooperstown
  • Brad McCullough, Cooperstown
  • Fred Sundquist, Bagley
  • Julie Scheving, Secretary, Grand Forks
  • Jennifer Thielges, Jamestown
  • Cheryl Vigesaa, Cooperstown
  • Dana Wolff, Bemidji

We appreciate your interest in our mission of transforming the lives of children in our communities experiencing life-threatening health issues through financial assistance.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact our Grand Forks office (located at Bank Forward) at 701-738-8700.

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 support children in our communities experiencing a life threatening health crisis by providing financial assistance to eliminate financial obstacles in order to radically transform the financial future of the children and their families.

Privacy Policy

We value the privacy of those making donations or applying for gifts from Forward Foundation.

Our recurring donation forms require 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 April 12 2016

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.

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Friday December 18 2015

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 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

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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