Fairmont Area Foundation was started in 1993 by visionary community members along with a matching grant from the Mickelson Foundation. Gifts from individuals, families, businesses, and estates have helped the fund grow to over $1,650,000 and has generated earnings of over $571,000. These earnings have been distributed back to Martin County communities through grants.
The Fairmont Area Foundation had grant requests in 2007 exceeding $215,000. The amount available for giving was $81,654. This disparity has been very typical of the last few years. Unfortunately, there continues to be many worthwhile projects that go unfunded.
Please take a moment to review the list of projects that have received grants since 1994. We believe that you will agree these meaningful projects have made this area a better place to live.
If you have invested in the past, we thank you for your generosity and invite you to consider another gift to the Foundation, perhaps to a higher donor category. If you are a new investor, we thank you for any gift, but encourage you to consider which of the various donor categories best fits your current situation. Please join the other outstanding citizens as together we all strengthen our roots and our quality of life in Martin County. We appreciate your support, it benefits us all.