Vibrant and Welcoming Communities
We’re responding to changing needs and opportunities in our region to better support our kids.
The place our kids call home plays a big role in their future success. Supporting the evolution of the fabric of our southwest Minnesota communities is core to the work of mobility for our kids and families. We will lead efforts to engage non-dominant voices and respond to needs that support responsive relationships in community.
Our community foundation program, founded more than 20 years ago, plays a critical role in maintaining vibrant, welcoming communities. Our affiliate partners support more than 30 communities in the region and their changing needs and opportunities.
Since our community foundation program was founded in 1991, affiliate partners have awarded grants totaling more than $6 million.
The foundation’s current focus on our kids and Grow Our Own is possible because of the support of Dorothy and Ron Williams of Benson and other friends, partners and donors who have contributed to vibrant, welcoming communities for all in southwest Minnesota.Read the Story