West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation that serves nine counties and more than 80 communities in west central Minnesota. The counties are Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin, plus a portion of the White Earth Nation.
Our number one goal is to strengthen the economy of our region so that our families, communities and businesses thrive now and for generations to come. We do this using the tools of community development, economic development and by promoting philanthropy. West Central Initiative is also the founder and lead supporter of the Live Wide Open regional campaign.