In addition to its unrestricted endowment and component funds, West Central Initiative has developed endowed Field of Interest Funds to provide grants for regional issues. Grants provided from the earnings on these endowed funds will benefit our nine-county region.
Donors that contribute to a Field of Interest Fund may be assured that their gifts, when combined with gifts of others with the same interests, will continue to benefit the people of our area in a manner consistent with the intended purpose of the funds.
WCI Children and Families Fund: An endowed fund whose earnings will support projects and programs that promote the well-being of children and families.
Senior Trust Fund: An endowed fund whose earnings will provide support for projects and programs that benefit senior citizens.
Natural Resources Fund: An endowed fund whose earnings will support projects and programs that address issues related to our natural resources.
Technology Fund: A fund to support the development and application of new technologies and training that will help the region become more competitive and provide quality jobs for the people in west central Minnesota.
How will the field of interest funds be managed?
WCI will begin making grants from any one of the funds when assets in that fund reach $100,000. For example, when assets in the Technology Fund reach $100,000, grants of up to $5,000 per year could be made, based on WCI’s current policy.
Deadlines for grant applications for each fund will be determined when the assets in each fund near the $100,000 level. Grant guidelines for each fund will be published and distributed at that time.
Donor Services Team
Kim Embretson (L), CFRE, and Tom McSparron (R), CFRE, know a lot about helping people in rural areas make a connection between their dreams and the good work of our region's charities and community funds. Both Kim and Tom are well-versed in many aspects of fundraising and in helping donors complete charitable estate plans.
Bring your dreams and questions,
Kim and Tom will be glad to listen.
Contact Kim or Tom at:
1000 Western Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537