The Willmar Area Community Foundation administers a variety of funds for individuals and organizations throughout the region. They fall into seven categories, including field of interest, donor advised, designated, scholarship, unrestricted, agency and special project.
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 trafficking, assist victims and prevent the occurrence of trafficking locally. The goal of the Women’s Fund is to raise funds, broaden awareness and fuel the direct work of our partner organizations so they can continue to make an even bigger impact on human trafficking in Kandiyohi County.
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.
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
$3,000 to Safe Avenues: Hotel Vouchers to Support Human Trafficking Victims
$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
$28,000 to Safe Avenues: Assisting Victims of Sexual Trafficking and Exploitation
$6,806 to Lutheran Social Services: Youth Street Outreach in Kandiyohi County