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Find out how Someplace Safe used West Central Initiative's Resiliency Fund to help their clients during the pandemic.

West Central Initiative, through its 2020 Resiliency Fund, is awarding more than $900,000 to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations seeking to respond to the immediate COVID-19 needs of our region and the long-term recovery of west central Minnesota.  

Katrina Johnson has joined West Central Initiative as its new Accounting Assistant.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, our team will remain working at our homes through August 31. We’ll continue to collaborate with each other, communities, and organizations through online meetings, secure file sharing, and other virtual workplace resources.

West Central Initiative, through its 2020 Resiliency Fund, is awarding more than $700,000 to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations seeking to respond to the immediate COVID-19 needs of our region and the long-term recovery of west central Minnesota.

Just as our neighbors, west central Minnesota faces challenges related to inequity and misunderstanding. In this important moment, West Central Initiative affirms our commitment to helping build strong communities across our region where all feel genuinely safe, secure, and at home.

West Central Initiative, through its 2020 Resiliency Fund, is awarding more than $700,000 to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations seeking to respond to the immediate COVID-19 needs of our region and the long-term recovery of west central Minnesota.

West Central Initiative has secured more than $1 million to respond to the immediate COVID-19 needs of our region and the long-term recovery of west central Minnesota. The organization serves Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties and the portion of White Earth Nation that lies within Becker County.

Now through May 26, WCI is participating in a global giving event to help raise funds and promote the new 2020 Resiliency Fund. This fund will help during the pandemic crisis as well as look to future needs of west central Minnesota. WCI President Anna Wasescha writes about the fund and how the farm crisis of the 1980s can provide some perspective during these times.

West Central Initiative provided more than 175 Emergency Child Care Grants totaling $200,000 to licensed family- and center-based providers caring for children of emergency and essential workers within its nine-county west central Minnesota service area that includes White Earth Nation.