Contact: Susan Lorenz, CMCF Director of Programs Phone: 877-253-4380
Community Foundation Awards 10 Local Grants
$7,500 Grant Provides Free Medical Equipment
Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today it awarded $48,500 in grants to ten local nonprofit organizations during its fall grant rounds to support key community programs.
Goodwill Easter Seals received a $7,500 grant for its local Medical Equipment Program, a unique service that provides access to assistive medical equipment free of charge to low-income individuals for up to three months while they are recovering from surgery, illness and accidents.
Other local general grant recipients include • Kandiyohi County Public Health, for the “Friends Count” program, $7,500 • African Development Center, St. Paul, for capacity building at its new Willmar office, $5,000 • Safe Avenues, for Harmony Visitation Center serving Willmar and surrounding communities, $5,000 • Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA, for the “Lend A Hand Mentor” program, $5,000 • Lutheran Social Service, for services to Willmar area seniors through “Caregiver Support and Respite,” $5,000 • Green Lake Lutheran Ministries, Spicer, for computer software and hardware, $3,000 • MinnWest Technology Foundation, Willmar, to support the i3@MTC Youth Science Retreat, $3,000 • Habitat for Humanity of West Central MN, to update technology infrastructure, $2,500
The recipients of the latest Willmar Area Community Foundation Arts Grants are: • Willmar Area Arts Council, for “Studio Hop and Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!,” $2,500 • Willmar Area Arts Council, for general operating support, $2,500
The deadline for the next grant round is February 15. For more information on the grant application process, visit CommunityGiving.org/Willmar or call (877) 253-4380.
The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) is a public charity that attracts and administers charitable funds for the benefit of the local area. Since 1998, WACF has grown to nearly $6.5 million in assets and awarded $2.2 million in grants to local nonprofits. WACF is affiliated with the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, which administers more than 500 funds totaling more than $65 million. Learn more at CommunityGiving.org/Willmar.