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
- 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.
- Sheri on 09/16/2014
West Central Initiative has been awarded a Bush Foundation Leadership Network Grant for its Creative Action Network. Through a series of arts-based workshops, graduates of WCI’s West Central Leadership Academy will form a support network to help inspire creative action in their communities.
- Sheri on 09/12/2014
In a new series of videos, VP of Development Kim Embretson tells us about the reasons people set up funds with us, and three nonprofits share why the gifts these funds provide are so very important to their cause.