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Grants to Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Nonprofits, Schools and Public Agencies to Benefit Local Residents

Willmar Area Community Foundation - Round 2


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Funding Source
Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF), an affiliate of Central Minnesota Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Minnesota

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/15/16 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to Kandiyohi County, Minnesota nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies for activities in the areas of children and youth, the elderly, and promoting diversity. Funding may be requested for capital projects, organizational operations, new or expanded programs and projects, and other strategic investments.

Focus Areas:

1) Youth - Grants will be made to support organizations that are specially targeted to children and youth.

2) Elderly - Grants will be made to support organizations that improve the quality of life for area seniors and encourage their continued participation in community activities.

3) Diversity - Grants will be made that encourage efforts that identify and build on the strengths and assets of a diverse community. WACF is committed to creating community and a foundation that is diverse, tolerant, inclusive and welcoming to all. Diversity includes but is not limited to: age, differences in ethnicity, race, gender, orientation, economic circumstances or ability.

4) Vision 2040 - Implementation Projects - Grants will be made to groups that are working on Vision 2040 goals. Projects seeking funding as a Vision 2040 effort must be endorsed projects via the Vision 2040 Steering Committee and have a letter of endorsement included as an attachment to their application.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible organizations include 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, schools or government entities.

Not Funded:
-Religious organizations for religious purposes
-Political organizations or political campaigns.
-Annual fundraising drives
-Debt retirement or deficit financing
-Projects that have already been completed
-Scholarships or medical research
-Annual fundraising drives
-Grants for travel or Conferences
-Multi-year requests for Capital projects

Additional Geographic Information:

Kandiyohi County

Pre-Application Information
Grant applications seeking both operating support and programming support may not include more than 50% of the requested funding to operations.

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Estimated Size of Grant
-Program/Operations: $5,000 - $25,000.
-Capital Projects: $5,000 - $50,000.

Term of Contract
Multi-year requests for Capital Projects will not be considered.

WACF grant awards are unlikely to be made to the same organization for more than 2 consecutive years for the same project and or operations.

Contact Information
Sara Carlson, Executive Director

Willmar Area Community Foundation
1601 East Highway 12, Suite 9
Willmar, MN 56201

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