West Central Initiative Awards Rounds 5 and 6 of 2020 Resiliency Fund Grants Totaling $135,000

West Central Initiative Awards Rounds 5 and 6 of 2020 Resiliency Fund Grants Totaling $135,000

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.  

The organization reviewed applications submitted between May 22 and May 31, and selected the 24 organizations below to receive grants, totaling more than $135,000.   

Apple Tree Dental $10,000 

Becker County Historical Society & Museum $10,000 

Campbell Tintah Public School $5,000 

Children's Dental Services $10,000 

Ecumen Detroit Lakes $5,000 

Fergus Falls Senior Center, Inc. $5,755 

Habitat for Humanity of Prairie Lakes, Inc. $5,000 

Hoffman Economic Development Authority $3,550 

Humane Society of the Lakes $5,000 

Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead $3,000 

Knute Nelson Foundation $5,000 

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans $8,000 

Moorhead Legacy Education Foundation $3,000 

North Country Food Bank, Inc. $10,000 

Pelican Rapids Community Food Shelf, Inc. $1,500 

Pelican Rapids Multi-Cultural Committee $5,000 

Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance $2,000 

Productive Alternatives, Inc. $10,000 

St. Henry's Area School $5,000 

St. Mary's School $5,000 

The Welcome Place $5,000 

Ulen Hitterdal Public School $5,000 

Underwood Public School $2,950 

Wilkin County Family Service Agency $5,500 

Thank you to everyone who donated to the 2020 Resiliency Fund.  

Application to Reopen Fall 2020 

On June 1 we temporarily suspended our 2020 Resiliency Fund Grant Application as we assess the evolving needs of our region. We plan to reopen the application in fall 2020. 

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.