West Central Initiative, through its 2020 Resiliency Fund, is awarding more than $900,000 to nonprofit organizations seeking to respond to the immediate COVID-19 needs of the region and the long-term recovery of west central Minnesota.

The organization selected 24 organizations to receive grants, totaling more than $135,000.

Recipients in the Douglas County area included Hoffman Economic Development Authority – $3,550, Knute Nelson Foundation – $5,000, and St. Mary's School – $5,000.

West Central Initiative plans to reopen the application process this fall.

If you’re wondering what you can do to help, consider a donation to the West Central Initiative Fund. Call 1-800-735-2239 or go to its website, www.wcif.org.

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