The Matching Grant Program has been around since January of 2019. The program has funded multiple projects throughout the Fargo community. Here are our Matching Grant Recipients over the years.
Fargo American Legion Post 2 Baseball - 2019 second funding round Matching Grant Recipient
Fargo American Legion Post 2 Baseball received a $9,900 match grant to partially fund the replacement of the decades old public address system at the 52+ year old Jack Williams Stadium. Legion Post 2 baseball involves three different teams: Bombers, Jets and Post 2 who all call the stadium home. According to Fargo American Legion Post 2 Baseball, the new PA system includes five speakers and new technology so that all those in the stadium can clearly hear the National Anthem, severe weather announcements, player announcement, scores, and anything else pertinent to the venue, players and fans. With the number of home games and tournaments held at the stadium, the new PA system ensures a quality experience for the nearly 205,000 people who visit the stadium each year.
Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society - 2019 first funding round Matching Grant Recipient
Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society received a $15,000 match grant to partially fund their project: Laying the Foundation for an Edible Forest. The Edible Forest project provides educational opportunities on local food and horticulture, connects to nearby garden trails for walkers and bikers, and provides a haven for birds and native pollinators. The Edible Forest project started the summer of 2019 at the Northern Plains Botanic Garden at Yunker Park in north Fargo and is the first development phase of their planned arboretum. This project provides a key part of furthering society’s mission of providing our area with a botanic garden that helps foster and promote community through gardening.
Fargo Youth Baseball- 2019 first funding round Matching Grant Recipient
Fargo Youth Baseball received a $15,000 match grant to partially fund their project: Scoreboards at Tharaldson Little League Complex. According to Fargo Youth Baseball, the scoreboards provide a better experience, better tournament atmosphere, and world-class events. With the number of tournaments held at the complex, scoreboards are needed on all four fields in order to ensure a quality tournament experience and to draw additional teams.
For more information about the Matching Grant Program and how to apply, click here.