Community Giving

WACF Arts Grants

Online Application Open: June 15th, 2019
Deadline: August 15 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

Brief Description

The purpose of the Willmar Arts Fund grant program is to support small and medium-sized arts organizations in Willmar. The fund also supports arts activities conducted by community organizations. The Willmar Arts Fund is an important resource for both new and existing arts organizations. It allows depth and diversity of the arts in Willmar and makes the arts more accessible to area residents. A Grants Committee assists in administering the Willmar Arts Fund program and advises the Foundation on the disbursement of fund from the Willmar Arts Fund.

What we fund:

  • Capital projects
  • New or expanded programs/projects
  • Other strategic Investments that will have a lasting impact

Eligible organizations: 501(c) 3 nonprofit Organizations, schools or government entities.

Geographic Area: Within the city of Willmar in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

Focus Areas:

Arts - Grants will be made to support activities that generate an appreciation for the Arts

What We Don't Fund:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Political organizations or political campaigns.
  • Annual fundraising drives
  • Endowments
  • Debt retirement or deficit financing
  • Projects that have already been completed
  • Scholarships or medical research
  • Grants for travel or Conferences


Submit application online using the CommunityGiving Grant Management System.

The Grant Advisory Committee will recommend applications for funding to the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors will make final funding decisions.

Organizations may only submit one grant application per year.

All notification about this grant will be through emails.

Payout of Grants: upon recipient of electronically signed Grant Agreement.

Grantee Required Documents: Grant Agreement, Progress Report, Final Report. Required Follow up document will be submitted through the CommunityGiving Grant Management System.

For question about this grant or the online Grant Management System please call Jeanne at (320) 257-9715.

Click here to begin the application process