Willmar Area Community Foundation

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Steering Committee 2019-2020

  • Jean Geselius, Chair
  • Valerie Amberg, Vice Chair
  • Kristen Tone, Secretary
  • Jenny Garcia
  • Vicki Henle
  • Hallie Johnson
  • Jenifer Leitch
  • Cheryl Schmidt
  • Jodi Wambeke

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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The Willmar Area Women’s Fund helps fund and fuel the work of our partner organizations Safe Avenues, Lutheran Social Services and the Kandiyohi County Human Trafficking Task Force. These organizations work to stop sexual exploitation, assist victims and prevent the occurrence of exploitation locally. The goal of the Women's Fund is to raise funds, broaden awareness and support training around trauma-sensitive care so our partner organizations can continue to make an even bigger impact on sexual exploitation in Kandiyohi County.

Our Mission

The mission of the Willmar Area Women’s Fund is to support and enhance the lives of women and girls facing challenges in the Kandiyohi County area.

Our Vision

The strategic vision of the Willmar Area Women’s Fund is to empower girls and women and enable them to find their voice and gain control.

2017 Willmar Area Community Foundation Innovative Impact Award Recipient

Recent Grants By the Willmar Area Women's Fund

2019

  • $42,000 to Safe Avenues: Safe Dates Educator

2018

  • $94,300 to Safe Avenues: KHTTF Coordinator & Safe Dates Educator
  • $3,000 to Safe Avenues: Hotel Vouchers to Support Human Trafficking Victims

2017

  • $2,000 to Safe Avenues: Hotel Vouchers to Support Human Trafficking Victims
  • $2,000 to Lutheran Social Services: Hotel Vouchers to Support Homeless Youth Programs
  • $23,000 to Safe Avenues: Assisting Victims of Sex Trafficking and Exploitation
  • $48,180 to Safe Avenues: Kandiyohi County Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator

2016

  • $28,000 to Safe Avenues: Assisting Victims of Sexual Trafficking and Exploitation

2015

  • $6,806 to Lutheran Social Services: Youth Street Outreach in Kandiyohi County

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