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Recent News from West Central Initiative

WCI grant provides dental kits to students
Foundation: West Central Initiative

The schools contract with Wilkin County Public Health to do the health screenings, and the county's health department received a $500 grant...more

Cities awarded Change Makers grants
Foundation: West Central Initiative

The Minnesota cities of Breckenridge and Campbell have received two of the first ever Community Change Makers Grant awards from West...more

Schara joins WCI as marketing coordinator
Foundation: West Central Initiative

West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation serving the nine west-central Minnesota counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin. WCI...more

Oral health care products being collected for distribution at food shelves, Head Start
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

So for the month of March, locations in Faribault and Northfield are collecting oral health care products for America's ToothFairy Smile Drive. ... Teri Steckelberg, early childhood director at...more

The Regional Funders Backing Early Childhood Learning—With a Twist
Foundation: Helios Education Foundation, Initiative Foundation, Knight Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, McKnight Foundation, William Penn Foundation, West Central Initiative

It also well predates the recent surge of philanthropic interest in this area. The foundations' commitment to early childhood education started back in 2003 with a gift from the McKnight Foundation....more

New grants for improving communities
Foundation: West Central Initiative

For more information, visit wcif.org/change-makers.html or contact Wendy Merrick at wendy@wcif.org or 800-735-2239. West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation that focuses on economic...more

Enigmatic donor leaves $1 million legacy to small-town Minnesota schools
Foundation: West Central Initiative

“The only thing we could find out about a connection to Perham is that her parents were in the St. Henry Catholic Church cemetery,” said Sheri Booms Holm, a spokeswoman for the West Central...more

Foundations drill down into oral health
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

So they've created a grant program to reimburse dentists up to $100 for appointments for underinsured tots. They've also launched a public...more

Westbrook Foundation provides grant for Kate's Camp for Kids; CRT to hold free money ...
Foundation: West Central Initiative

... (MXCC) to become the new president/CEO of the West Central Initiative (WCI), a regional community foundation located in Fergus Falls,...more

Dean Steven Minkler to lead Middlesex Community College
Foundation: West Central Initiative

Wasescha, who announced her departure in April, will become the new president/CEO of the West Central Initiative, a regional community...more

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