Our Programs


  • Grants: We use partnerships to provide resources to help families and communities in west central Minnesota thrive.
  • Loans: We provide gap loans for business start-ups and expansions.   


  • Business Development: We work to strengthen the regional economy to sustain families and help fulfill their aspirations.
  • Community Development: We assist communities by providing tools, resources, and facilitation to engage within their communities.
  • Early Childhood Initiative: We want to give our children the best possible start toward a healthy life of learning, achieving, and succeeding.

Technical Assistance

  • Regional planning: We provide transportation planning and economic development planning. 
  • Groups: We convene groups, such as the Labor Force Development Council, Pine to Prairie GIS users group, and regional transportation and trails groups.
  • We provide fundraising technical assistance to nonprofits and communities.

Donor Services

Our wide range of services and funds, some of which are noted below, help communities, families, and businesses and support worthy causes.