January 04, 2017
Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) is now accepting applications for their spring round of general grants. Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, school or government entity who serve residents of Kandiyohi County. The WACF does two grant rounds per year and focuses its grant making primarily on proposals from organizations providing service in the following areas: Youth Initiatives, Productive Aging, Diverse Communities and Vision 2040 endorsed projects. For additional information and the online application, visit www.communitygiving.org/WACF and select "Apply for a Grant".
December 16, 2016
Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation announced today the recipients of $95,000 in grants to support five key programs and organizations in Kandiyohi County. WACF also awarded an additional $4,000 to support local arts initiatives.
September 06, 2016
August 10, 2016
Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today approval of the election of Duanie Amundson, Tori Leitch, Jeff Schultz and Chris Newcomer to a first term of three years, Sarah Klaassen to a second term of three years and Diane Shuck to a third term of three years on the Willmar Area Community Foundation Board of Directors. WACF also announced that Diane Schuck has been elected to serve as Secretary and Wayne Nelson has been elected to serve as Treasurer for the board.
June 08, 2016
May 06, 2016
New London, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation announces that its New London-Spicer Area Fund issued a grant to the New London Ambulance in the amount of $3,500. This grant will be used to purchase an Image Trend Reporting System to increase efficiency and improve quality of emergency care in northern Kandiyohi County.
January 22, 2015
New London & Spicer, MN – The New London-Spicer Area Fund (NLSAF) of the Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) announced today it has awarded its first grants totaling $10,000 to benefit four organizations serving northern Kandiyohi County. The Willmar Area Community Foundation established the New London-Spicer Area Fund in 2014 with an anonymous charitable trust gift of $200,000 to be paid out over a seven-year period. The fund has since grown with gifts from local citizens who support this important community resource.
November 11, 2014
The Willmar Area Community Foundation congratulates Rice Care Center on its grand opening. The center completed a $6 million expansion this fall. The Willmar Area Community Foundation provided $200,000 to support the project, earning the naming rights for the kitchen facilities that serve meals each day for all of the residents.
November 21, 2014
Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Area Community Foundation announced today the awarding of $77,155 in grants to support eight key programs focused on improving the health and vitality of the region. The Community Foundation awarded an additional $4,029 to local arts projects. One of the largest grants of $20,000 in the latest round supports the community’s visioning initiative known as Vision 2040.
The seed funds from WACF for this project will help better position the Greater Willmar Lakes Area as a better place to live, work and play. Another $20,000 grant supports the Bethesda redevelopment to help introduce a new kind of enhanced continuing care retirement community centered on active lifestyles.
October 10, 2014
New London-Spicer Minn. – Twelve northern Kandiyohi County townships in the New London-Spicer area will soon start to benefit from a new grant-making fund. The New London-Spicer Area Fund (NLSAF), established in 2014, will begin accepting online grant applications for grants of $1,000 to $5,000 from October 15 to November 15, 2014.
“This first round of grants from NLSAF is a very exciting new opportunity,” said Nancy Johnson, Spicer resident and coordinator of the Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF), which is helping to administer the new fund. “We have up to $10,000 to award this year. These grants are being made possible by people who have contributed their time and money to establish NLSAF as an important new resource for our community."