West Central Initiative




Web Address

www.wcif.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @wciminn

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Recent News from West Central Initiative


Expanded Initiators Fellowship names local man as finalist
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

Social Entrepreneurs from Central, Southwest and West Central Minnesota are in the running for seven two-year, $60,000 fellowship...more

Initiative Foundation names 15 fellowship finalists
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

The Initiators Fellowship originated with the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation in 2017 as a way to help aspiring social entrepreneurs...more

Between 30 and 49 years old? New initiatives are recruiting you to move to rural Minnesota
Foundation: West Central Initiative

... from a nonprofit on the Iron Range planning social events to help attract and keep young adults to a community foundation's campaign touting...more

Erickson joins West Central Initiative staff
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...more

West Central Initiative seeks help gathering information for statewide grant
Foundation: West Central Initiative

The Preschool Development Grant (PDG) focuses on supporting families with child(ren) ages five and under who are experiencing racial,...more

Entrepreneurs gain opportunity in Greater Minnesota
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Bush Foundation, West Central Initiative

Since 1986, the Initiative Foundation has invested multiple millions in the region through targeted grants and business financing...more

Grants aid diversity, children, caregivers
Foundation: West Central Initiative

Three Alexandria organizations each received $5,000 recently to improve the community. Given by the Fergus Falls-based West Central Initiative,...more

Nearly $25000 in WCI grants awarded to five Becker County organizations
Foundation: West Central Initiative

This summer, thanks in part to a WCI Change Makers Grant, four additional music events will be held at the bandshell on select Thursday...more

Want to take on a social challenge? $30K grants now in Becker, Otter Tail and Clay counties
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Bush Foundation, West Central Initiative

The Initiators Fellowship, launched by the Initiative Foundation of Little Falls in 2016, is expanding to include the regions of Southwest...more

West Central Initiative among beneficiaries of $1.5 million in grants
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

Like many other states, Minnesota is experiencing a net loss in licensed family child care providers, with a reported 18 percent net decrease...more



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