EIN 36-3453471

West Central Initiative (WCI)

IRS 501(c) type
Num. employees
Fergus Falls
Year formed
Most recent tax filings
WCI only makes grants to organizations or programs that deliver specific services on a regular basis to residents of the following Minnesota Counties: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin.
Total revenues
Total expenses
Total assets
Num. employees

Program areas at WCI

Workers and their familiesassisting workers in attaining skills that enable them to earn a livable wage, helping workers and their families overcome barriers to economic success.
Business and employment assisting families and helping them fulfill their aspirations by fostering and supporting the creation and retention of quality jobs and self-employment opportunities.
Communities and the region assisting communities and the greater region in developing the capacities necessary to address priority needs and sustain their economic and social viability.
Fees and reimbursements

Grants made by WCI

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Pope County Historical SocietyGeneral Support$500,000
Perham Area Activity Center (PACC)Fit-Up & Hub, Therapy Pool, Fine Arts Facility$350,000
Stevens County Ffa AlumniAg Education Center$51,500
...and 55 more grants made totalling $1,690,495

Who funds West Central Initiative (WCI)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$161,100
Frank W Veden Charitable TrustSupport Early Childhood$60,000
BCBSM FoundationBuilding Our System of Early Childhood Mental Health$50,000
...and 12 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of CommerceECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE$1,228,710
Department of CommerceECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE$936,716
Department of AgricultureINTERMEDIARY RELENDING PROGRAM$139,572
...and 4 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at WCI

Curtis KlotzFractional Chief Financial Officer
Anna M. WaseschaPresident$160,426
Sarah CaseyDirector of Strategic Communications
Rebecca Lynn PetersenDirector of Development
Greg Wagner, AicpDirector of Business and Economic Development
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for WCI

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,636,297
Program services$458,940
Investment income and dividends$515,317
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$6,885,616
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$16,496,170

Form 990s for WCI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-02990View PDF
2019-062019-11-22990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062017-12-22990View PDF
2016-062017-01-24990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $6,389 from PayPal Giving Fund
January 24, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $15,000 from Bush Foundation
December 30, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 14 new personnel
December 29, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsHuman service organizationsCharities
Human servicesCommunity improvement
Operates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 318
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
Otter Tail County, MN
Website URL
(218) 739-2239
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P20: Human Service Organizations
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
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