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.
The organization reviewed applications submitted between May 11 and May 22 and selected the 20 organizations below to receive grants, totaling more than $123,000.
Becker County $6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Perham Area $10,000
Churches United $10,000
Clay County Collaborative $5,000
Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, Inc. $5,000
Empowering Kids Perham $5,000
Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA $3,000
Fergus Falls Downtown Riverfront Council $1,000
Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge $5,000
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County $5,000
Health Resources Lifecare Center $3,433
Kaddatz Galleries $5,000
Lakeland Mental Health Center, Inc. $5,000
Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership $9,440
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota $5,000
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center $5,000
Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society $10,000
Traverse County Food Shelf $10,000
United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties $10,000
YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties $5,300
Thank you to everyone who donated to the 2020 Resiliency Fund.
What You Can Do to Help
If you’re wondering what you can do to help, consider a donation. The full impact of COVID-19 may not be realized for years to come and philanthropic needs may continue to grow exponentially. That’s why we’ll continue our work to secure funds from individuals, communities, businesses and organizations. Your gift, of any amount, contributes to the economic and community health of west central Minnesota.