About the Women's Fund
To support and enhance the lives of women and girls facing challenges in the Kandiyohi County area.
To empower women girls and enable them to find their voice and gain control.
We’re curious: We ask the critical questions and can adjust funding. We’re passionate: We know it’s our responsibility to care for our community. We’re nimble: The Women’s Fund can quickly fill the gaps that bubble to the surface in real-time to help fuel the work of partner organizations in our local communities.
$5,000 to Lutheran Social Services – trauma-informed care training to support youth
$5,000 to Project Turnabout – broaden trauma-informed care training in Kandiyohi County
$5,000 to Kandiyohi County Family Services – trauma-informed care training
$1,500 to United Community Action Partnership for the creation of “Welcome Home Kits” to help families transitioning from homelessness
$10,000 to Foster Stitches for 2nd year of operations to allow local foster children and their families to ‘shop’ for needed items
Since 2008, the Women’s Fund, a signature initiative of the Willmar Area Community Foundation, has awarded $427,431 in grants to local non-profits.
2022-2023 STEERING COMMITTEE
Val Amberg - Chair
Hallie Johnson - Vice Chair and Donor Engagement Chair
Jean Geselius - Messaging/Marketing Co-Chair and Past Chair
Kris Gulbrandsen - Programs/Grants Chair
Kris Tone - Past Secretary
Laura Orsten - Messaging/Marketing Co-Chair
Sara Carlson - Executive Director of WACF
Kevin Dietrich - Director of Donor Engagement