Community Giving

Applying for a Grant

To learn more about our grant round, click here.

NLSAF Board of Directors

  • Clark J. Vollan, Chair
  • Bill Taunton Jr., Vice Chair
  • Pat Berg
  • John Bergman
  • Bill Gossman
  • Ed Huseby
  • Peg Peterson
  • Marilynn Tiede

NLSAF Funds

  • New London-Spicer Unrestricted Fund



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The New London-Spicer Area Fund (NLSAF) is a citizen-driven and professionally managed ongoing resource that enables individuals to support advancements in the community. The New London-Spicer Area Fund operates as a community fund of the Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF).

Who we fund:

The New London-Spicer Area Fund makes grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) and qualifying government organizations operating in 12 northern townships of Kandiyohi County: Arctander, Burbank, Colfax, Dovre, Green Lake, Harrison, Irving, Lake Andrew, Mamre, New London, Norway Lake and Roseville.

What we fund:

Capital (equipment and buildings), Programs, and Project Expansion.

Focus Areas:

  • Arts – performing, crafts and fine arts
  • Healthy communities and lifestyles
  • Environment
  • Large-scale and sustainable initiatives
  • Special collaboration initiatives involving two or more organizations working together in new ways

What is not funded:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Scholarships
  • Annual Fund raising Drives
  • Endowments
  • Community services which are supported by tax dollars
  • Travel
  • Conferences

Funding Range: $1,000 to $5,000

To learn more about grants that are offered, click here and select "Willmar Grants" from the right option menu.