The Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) channels all grants through an online grant system. This will make it easier to receive and evaluate online applications, record decisions, and measure the outcomes using this online grants system. To apply, select the "Learn More" link associated with the grant round you are interested in. No paper applications will be accepted. All grant applications must be submitted online by midnight on the deadline.
Online Application Open: July 1st, 2017
Deadline: Midnight September 1st - Decision: See "Application Process" Section
The Bernick family started the Bernick Family Foundation to honor the legacy of its company founders by continuing the tradition of supporting organizations consistent with the family's core values, while providing leadership in responding to emerging community needs.
Online Application Open: September 1st, 2017
Deadline: Midnight November 1st - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline
The New London-Spicer Area Fund (NLSAF) is a citizen-driven and professionally managed ongoing resource that enables individuals to support advancements in the community. The New London-Spicer Area Fund operates as a community fund of the Willmar Area Community Foundation(WACF).
Online Application Open: June 15th, 2017
Deadline: Midnight August 15 - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline
The purpose of the Fund for the Arts program is to support small and medium-sized arts organizations in the Willmar area. The fund also supports arts activities conducted by community organizations. The Fund for the Arts is an important resource for both new and existing arts organizations. It allows depth and diversity of the arts in Willmar and makes the arts more accessible to area residents. A Grants Committee assists in administering the Fund for the Arts program and advises the Foundation on the disbursement of fund from the Fund for the Arts.
Online Application Open: November 15th, 2017
Deadline: Midnight January 15 - Decisions Made Within 100 Days of Deadline
The Willmar Area Community Foundation board is working on new grant guidelines for this next funding cycle. We anticipate that we will be able to post these new guidelines by 10/15. If you have questions, please call (320) 253-4380.