WCI is Named a Top Minnesota Grantmaker

West Central Initiative is ranked ninth on the Minnesota Council on Foundations’ (MCF) newly released list of the state’s top 25 community and public foundations based on cash grants paid in 2014. The foundation is also ranked 44th on MCF’s top 50 Minnesota grantmakers by assets.

WCI is a regional community foundation serving the counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin. WCI works to strengthen the economy of west central Minnesota so that families, communities and businesses can thrive. WCI does this using the tools of economic development, community development and philanthropy.

“The rankings are the result of great partnerships with our stakeholders, including many who have been at the table with us over the past 30 years,” said WCI President/CEO Brad Barth. “Thanks to our partners, the sheer number of dollars and the impact of the investments in our region are significant. Together, we are able to enrich and improve the lives of those who choose to live in west central Minnesota.”

The Minnesota Council on Foundations compiles Minnesota grantmaker rankings each year. It ranks Minnesota foundations by grants and program-related investments paid in a given year. To see all the lists, visit

For more information about WCI programs or how you can be a partner/supporter of WCI, call 1-800-735-2239 or visit the WCI Web site at