Your regional community foundation in west central Minnesota
West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation that serves nine counties in west central Minnesota: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin.
We invest and help leverage resources in our communities for regional success; and success for us means thriving families, communities and businesses--it's all inter-related!
We work with many partners, using the tools of economic development, community development and promoting philanthropy to help people and communities create a better tomorrow for west central Minnesota.
News and Blog
- Sheri on 09/30/2014
Meet new WCI Board Member Amy Stoller Stearns. She promotes the region and encourages people to experience the world at the same time as executive director of the Historic Holmes Theatre and Detroit Lakes Cultural and Community Center.
- Sheri Holm on 09/30/2014
It’s always worrisome to hear news about the possible misuse of funds by a charitable organization. As a public foundation, West Central Initiative takes our ethical and fiscal responsibility very seriously. WCI has a series of protocols to help prevent fraud and misuse of funds.
Plus some ways to ensure that the nonprofit you are involved in is fiscally responsible.
- Nancy Straw on 09/19/2014
Meet Josh Hanson, chef/entrepreneur/adventurer, who has been around the globe but chooses to live in rural Minnesota.
- Sheri on 09/17/2014
Two school districts in west central Minnesota are excited to provide expanded services to their youngest scholars.