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2022 Caring for Women Campaign Update

Updated: Oct 31, 2022

The Women’s Fund fared well during COVID-19, though we had to adapt how we connect with donors, celebrate our grants' work in the community, and ask for gifts.

For our partner organizations, the coronavirus pandemic has posed significant new challenges, and we at the Women’s Area Women’s Fund (WAWF) are committed to fueling the work of our partners that serve victims of exploitation and those impacted by trauma.

Join other community members that see the value in the collective impact of combining our resources to influence change. 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.

Save the Date! June 3

Caring for Women Campaign Kickoff

We are doing something a little differently for this year's campaign by hosting a kickoff event on June 3. Our event will take place at The Land, formerly Glacial Ridge Winery, in Spicer. We are excited to share updates on last year's grant recipients, the work we plan to fund this coming year, and provide our guests with a chance to visit The Land and see a cooking demonstration from Chef Erin!

You can register on EventBrite at or call the Willmar Area Community Foundation office at (320) 235-4380 to reserve your spot.

We hope many of our donors and community supporters will attend the Kickoff. We promise not to take up too much of your time on a Friday night and are looking forward to connecting again in person and sharing some amazing appetizers and beverages from Chefs Erin and Mateo.

We hope that you can join us on June 3!

Our 2022 Campaign Goals

  • Provide flexibility to our partner organizations to design trauma-informed care training programs that will best serve our community’s needs amid the shadow pandemic (an increase in domestic and sexual violence and those impacted by trauma)

  • Offer grant funding to healthcare professionals in Kandiyohi County that work with children, youth, and families to support their work in building trauma informed care capacity

  • Broaden awareness of the intersectionality issues impacting sexual exploitation in our county to help prevent and end the cycle

$10,000 Matching Funds

The Willmar Area Women’s Fund campaigners will match the first $10,000 given to this campaign. Please consider a generous donation to these worthwhile projects in Kandiyohi County and help us earn these matching funds.

Thank you for joining us in saying NotHereNotOurKids! We appreciate your support.

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