West Central Initiative staff are passionate about where we live, work and play--west central Minnesota. And we want to make sure our communities, families and businesses thrive now and for generations to come. As a regional community foundation, we do this through our funding (grants and loans), programs and philanthropy. We take a worldly view through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so we are working in the areas of climate change, clean water, young children, economic development and sustainable agriculture. And we encourage others to return to/move here through our Live Wide Open campaign. Check it out at http://livewideopen.com.