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The Vision 2040 Projects Review Committee meets on an every other month schedule. All applications must be received by the last day of the month. Please tell us about your program or project:

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All requests will be reviewed by the Projects Review Committee, if project meets the Vision 2040 criteria, the funding request will be forwarded to the Vision 2040 Steering Committee for final approval. While you may receive a response sooner, please allow at least 30 days for a written response to requests. If the Steering Committee requires further information, please prepare to make a personal presentation to the Steering Committee.

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Testimonials
From our community volunteers

“I'm honored to be part of Vision 2040 and the team that is forging the future of the Willmar Lakes Area community. We are a strong vibrant community that works hard and works together through partnerships and collaborative efforts. This spark of leadership for this is caused by people willing to risk failure to reach for success. We have seen there's no limit to what a group can do if the individuals don't care who gets the credit.”

Ken Warner, Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

I made connections with community members and found many common visions.  I have begun to get more active in the community due to the connections.

Alumni, Class of 2016

“We are proud to be part of the Vision 2040 effort here at the community foundation because it aligns with our core mission to engage people, connect resources and build community. It was an easy choice to invest not only financial resources to support Vision 2040 but also to lend significat board and staff time to help drive this effort forward. It's transforming our communities for the future our residents dream about-using their ideas and energies to make good things happen organically in real time and for years to come-and we want to be part of making that possible!”

Sara Carlson, Willmar Area Community Foundation
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