Bounce Back Project

The Bounce Back Project is a community-based project that is working to share information about resiliency.

This project originated in the Monticello/Buffalo area and is now in Kandiyohi County. We know there are great things already going on in the community and great ideas floating out there. The Bounce Back Project team would like to give the members of Kandiyohi County an opportunity to share these ideas and apply for funding for projects that relate to the Bounce Back Project resiliency topics:

Bounce Back Project

The sense of contributing to something bigger than ourselves which gives us greater appreciation for those around us and the events we experience.


Studies show that expressing gratitude to another person can boost your happiness; give it a try!

Self-Care and Mindfulness

Self-care is different from person to person. But be sure to care for you so you can continue to care for others. By being mindful, you are focusing on the present and not worried about what happened in the past or will happen in the future; you are in the here and now.

Random Acts of Kindness

Doing something nice for someone without notice or reason to show them you care about them. This could be a simple act that requires little planning or cost.

Social Connectedness

Being connected to people creates a sense of belonging and can lead to a happy and healthy life. Making sure those connections are healthy and trusted ones can build your resilience.

3 Good Things

An activity that allows you to focus more on the positive versus the negative. We are wired to recognize more negative to assist with survival. We can train ourselves to focus on the positive to help with mental well-being.


If you need assistance with your project, our team is here to help. If you have questions, please contact us.

Learn More

For additional information on the Bounce Back Project and its origin, check out the website


To apply for funding for projects that relate to the Bounce Back Project resiliency topics, fill out the application on our funding page.

Get Involved

Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040 is determined to build healthy communities where people are proud to live, work, do business and raise a family. Are you ready to join us to make a difference in your community?

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