Responsive Grant

Community Change Makers: A competitive program that aims to help communities become more socially-connected, equitable, hopeful and empowered. The ideal project will engage residents and implement strategies that strengthen the communities of west central Minnesota.

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Key Partners Grants (by invitation only)

Community Leadership: These grants support community-focused leadership development programs in our region. The awards are made to key partners responsible for the delivery of leadership programs in Alexandria, Barnesville, Detroit Lakes and Stevens County. Support is also provided to the New Leadership Development Institute.

Community Planning: These awards encourage community collaboration by engaging residents in opportunities that foster positive community and regional development.


To discuss our community development grants, contact Wendy Merrick, director of programs, at 800-735-2239, or