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.