Willmar Area Community Foundation

Willmar Area Community Foundation News

WACF Grants Over $188,000 to Local Organizations

May 10, 2022

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today the receipients of their annual Community Impact Grant Round. Eleven organizations will be receiving grants that total $188,250. The Community Impact Grant Round funds programs that focus on three different areas: addressing the opportunity gap for youth, increasing community connections and welcoming diverse populations, and supporting productive aging.

WACF Opens Community Impact Grant Round

November 12, 2021

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today the opening of their annual community impact grant round. The WACF seeks to fund programs that focus on three different areas: addressing the opportunity gap for youth, increasing community connections and welcoming diverse populations, and supporting productive aging. Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, school, or government entity who serve residents of Kandiyohi County. The WACF Community Impact Grant Round will be open for applications from November 15th, 2021 to January 15th, 2022. For additional information and the online application, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants and select "WACF Community Impact Grant Round".

Willmar Area Women's Fund Exceeds Campaign Goal

October 06, 2021

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Women’s Fund (WAWF), an initiative of the Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF), has raised $57,240 in their 2021 Willmar Area Women’s Fund Campaign.

Dion Warne Elected to WACF Board of Directors

August 12, 2021

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today the election of Dion Warne to serve on the board of directors. 

17 Local Students Receive Scholarships from Willmar Area Community Foundation

August 10, 2021

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) is pleased to announce that 17 students from Kandiyohi County received $46,000 in academic scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

21 Local Students Receive Scholarships from Willmar Area Community Foundation

October 02, 2020

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) is pleased to announce that 21 students from Kandiyohi County received $47,925 in academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.

Two New Members Elected to WACF Board of Directors

September 03, 2020

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today the election of Pat Solheid and Arfon Mohamud to serve on the board of directors.

WACF Board of Directors Approves "Commitment to Our Community" Resolution

May 07, 2020

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they, in partnership with CommunityGiving, have recently approved the "Commitment to Our Community" resolution. The "Commitment to Our Community" resolution was a collaborative effort between CommunityGiving and its partner foundations' boards of directors and will be used as an organization-wide guiding principle as the situation continues to evolve with the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.

Local Foundation Receives Funding from Statewide Relief Efforts Amid COVID-19 Crisis

April 02, 2020

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) is pleased to announce that they, in partnership with CommunityGiving, have recently received a grant of $22,900 through the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for coronavirus relief. This funding, along with contributions to the Willmar Area Response Fund, will be used to support local relief efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic which will include wide-scale initiatives to help meet critical basic needs as well as sustaining local organizations providing critical services through recovery. The Willmar Area Response Fund has raised $77,415 as of April 1st.

Willmar Area Community Foundation Grants $50,00 to the Willmar Area Response Fund

March 23, 2020

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) today initiated their support of the Willmar Area Response Fund with a grant of $50,000. The purpose of the fund is to support the local community in times of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund will focus on wide-scale community initiatives to help meet daily needs of our community and help to sustain our local non-profit organizations with post-emergency calls of action. To make a contribution to the fund, visit https://www.communitygiving.org/donate/willmar-area-response-fund.