Moorhead Community Fund


Downtown 18 

The Moorhead Community Fund through the FM Area Foundation was established in 2018 to provide opportunities to fund raise toward community amenities for our residents and visitors without solely relying on property taxes and user fees. Donations to the Moorhead Community Fund are tax-deductible.

A Wish Book has been created to illustrate potential projects and activities. Donors may choose to support specific activities or the more general categories also noted below. Thank you from the City of Moorhead for your consideration of these community amenities, facilities, and activities!

To donate to the Community Fund, please visit the FM Area Foundation webpage.  


River Corridor and Trails

River Corridor and Trails:

The public land along the river is a unique opportunity for the City to not only achieve flood mitigation goals, but also transform the River Corridor to a source of pride, beauty, culture, and recreation for residents. Donations will provide recreation amenities such as benches, garbage receptacles, dog waste receptacles and may leverage grant opportunities.  



Community Recreation Center / Aquatics:  

An indoor community and aquatics center is envisioned as a community gathering place and provide swimming options during all of Moorhead's four seasons.  The vision includes a workout facility, regulation-size (50 meter) swimming pool with a recreational element, meeting and gathering spaces for parties and special events, and an outdoor splash pad for fun during the summer. 

Matson Grandstand

Matson Field Improvements: 

Matson Field is Moorhead's premier baseball complex serving youth to amateur baseball teams and tournaments.  A covered grandstand for fans and visitors would replace existing metal bleachers at Matson.  A new scoreboard and monument sign would also be part of the project.  


Inclusive Playground:

Just as Moorhead's Miracle Field has opened baseball to young athletes with mobility challenges, we envision an inclusive playground where children of all abilities can play together.  Recreation space with covered play decks, swings and sensory play equipment with ramps and wheelchair access would make this possible.

Dogpark 2

Dog Park in south Moorhead:

Moorhead has an off-leash dog park in north Moorhead, but not in the growing area to the south.  Dog parks are popular social places for our furry residents and their owners to play and exercise in a controlled outdoor environment.

Southside regional park

Southside Regional Park Field Lights:

A Master Plan for Southside Regional Park Complex has been partially implemented.  The Park is home to a number of Moorhead's youth sporting organizations including soccer, lacrosse, football and baseball.  Additional planned amenities include additional parking for 120 vehicles, a large picnic shelter, field lighting and a championship field with turf, bleachers and lighting.

Youth Scholarship Fund

Youth Scholarship Fund: 

Moorhead Parks and Recreation currently offers underprivileged Moorhead youth up to three program scholarships annually. Donations to the Scholarship fund allow more children to participate, enriching their experiences by boosting confidence, supporting active play, and encouraging the growth of friendship and community pride.

Flowers 4 - resized

Arts & Culture – General:

Donations to this fund will be used to create public art throughout the City of Moorhead.


 K9 Police Dog:

A new K-9 for our Police Department and the associated cost of training and other expenses related to maintaining the K-9 team.

To donate to the Community Fund, you can donate directly by credit card or by visiting the FM Area Foundation webpage.  

For more information on any of these initiatives, please contact: