"Growing up, our parents taught us to work to level the playing field – to cheer for the one behind. Those lessons went beyond sports, and became the core of a set of values we carry with us today," said the Lamoureux twins. "Our new foundation will be making grants locally to level the playing field for kids from disadvantaged communities, mostly in the education space. We're going to advocate for these kids - we're going to cheer for them - because they are being left behind. And we're confident that this work will make a difference in our North Dakota community."
The Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux Foundation has been created to support kids in need through funding of educational and extracurricular programs and other causes that align with the core values of the Lamoureux Twins, primarily in North Dakota. We have already made grants to extend eligibility for full participation in the National School Lunch Program to all kids in Grand Forks, without the need for financial contributions from their families, and to help provide food to families who have been devastated by the impact of the pandemic.
The IRS has recognized the foundation as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal revenue Code; contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.