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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

WACF Time for Tea

5:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Willmar MN
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Thursday, Oct 2, 2014

WACF Annual Dinner

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Willmar MN
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Willmar Area Community Foundation

The Willmar Area Community Foundation started in 1998 to foster charitable giving opportunities in the region and better meet the needs of the Willmar area community. Today, the Foundation seeks to attract and distribute charitable funds in efforts that enhance the quality of life of residents in our area.

WACF is an affiliate of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, a regional foundation based in St. Cloud. This partnership enables WACF to cost effectively provide a wide variety of services to donors, their professional advisors and nonprofit organizations in the region.

WACF by the Numbers

Founded: April 1998

Total Assets: $13.3 million

Total Funds: 50

Total Grants Since Founding: $3.4 million


The Foundation honored the Smiths for their extensive community support with the 2013 Award in Philanthropy.



The new Technology & Education Fund equips Willmar juniors and seniors with iPads to enhance learning and engagement.

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