Community Giving

Ready to Help?

If you'd like to make a gift, you can give online, or you can mail your contribution to Foley Area Community Foundation c/o CommunityGiving 101 7th Avenue South, Suite 100, St. Cloud MN 56301.

Just Want to Talk?

If you wish to learn more about making a gift of stock or property, establishing an endowed fund, or joining our board of directors, please contact the foundation offices by calling (877) 253-4380 or email

FACF Board of Directors

  • Becky Howard, Chair
  • Paul Neubauer, Secretary/ Treasurer
  • Bernie Peterson
  • Doug Scott
  • Candi Janssen
  • Dave Walz
  • Dr. Cliff Stiles, (Emeritus)


  • John and Joan Youso Wisniewski Scholarship Fund
  • Brenny Scholarship Fund
  • Cindy Brunette Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Foley Area Foundation Fund
  • Foley Area Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Foley Area Lions Scholarship Fund
  • Tom Keating Foundation Fund
  • George Kinney and Eilleene Kinney Scholarship Fund
  • Katie Kutz Drumline Endowment Fund
  • Burton Olson Scholarship Fund
  • Bill Rasmussen Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Svihel-Schaefer Scholarship Fund
  • Severyn and Irene Youso Scholarship Fund
  • Cindy Zillmer Memorial Scholarship Fund


Formed in 2004, the Foley Area Community Foundation raises and distributes money to schools in district 51 and to select nonprofits in the Greater Foley area.

"The capacity to care is the one thing that gives life its deepest meaning and significance" - By Pablo Casals

For Alumni/ae

Foley Alumni/ae and other individual donors can make targeted donations to their favorite programs. Gifts can be earmarked for any of the following and are generally tax deductible:

  • Needs of the Foley Public Schools
  • Needs of St. John's Area School
  • Community needs in the Foley and greater Foley area
  • Where it's needed most

For Families

Families come to the Foundation because they can establish a named fund, or a memorial fund on behalf of a loved one, with as little as a $10,000 contribution. These endowments are a great way to perpetuate the name and memory of a beloved, while helping others.

For Civic Groups

Civic groups enjoy working with the Foundation because they can direct available resources into endowed funds bearing their name, insuring their charitable giving well into the future.

Annual Grant Process

The Foley Area Foundation awards grants each spring to qualifying local nonprofits. All applications must be completed and returned by February 1st of each year. For more information, call (877) 253-4380.

Setting Up A Fund

If you are interested in learning more about how to establish a fund and you would like to discuss the process, please contact us at (877) 253-4380 or talk to a member of the Foley Area Foundation Board.