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Thursday July 09 2020

Forward Foundation Receives $100,000 Donation from the Engelstad Foundation

The ForwardFoundation 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.

“We are grateful to the Engelstad Foundation for this generous gift,” Executive Director Lois Bednar says. “These are challenging economic times for our communities. The
Forward Foundation is a champion of children in our communities and this donation will allow us to positively impact more children.”

“The Forward Foundation is changing lives in North Dakota and Minnesota for the better,” said Kris Engelstad McGarry, trustee of the Engelstad Foundation. “For years we’ve supported the Forward Foundation’s vital mission of engaging with and financially supporting the youth and families who need it most. We know this latest investment will positively impact the futures of so many.”

Founded in 2012 and a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Forward Foundation is administered solely by the employees of Bank Forward and its subsidiaries. One hundred percent of contributions go to the children and organizations served by the Forward Foundation. Learn more at

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