Whether you're looking at ways to support your community's worthy causes or wanting to make your hometown the best place to live and work, West Central Initiative (WCI) has a wide range of services and funds to help you meet these goals.
WCI helps administer:
WCI also provides fundraising technical assistance.
As an experienced donor, you like to see your gifts of money and time make a difference for causes you passionately care about. West Central Initiative has worked for more than 20 years to improve the lives of people in the nine west central Minnesota counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin.
By using the donor services of WCI, we become your partner in meeting your philanthropy goals--either as an individual donor or/and the economic and community development needs of west central Minnesota.
WE RELY ON YOU. West Central Initiative is a public charity. So, we accomplish our mission through the generous financial support of our friends and associates. We are a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts to WCI are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
THE MCKNIGHT CHALLENGE GRANT: Our partners at The McKnight Foundation plan to invest $6 million dollars in our region over the next five years, from 2012-2016. Included in this gift is a challenge match for up to $1 million dollars raised locally. They will match gifts to the WCI endowment, component funds and WCI program initiatives.
West Central Initiative unites ideas and resources to help people and communities create a better tomorrow. With your support, we can form a partnership to accomplish our shared vision for west central Minnesota.
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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