New London-Spicer Area Fund Grant Round Open

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The New London-Spicer Area Fund (NLSAF) has announced the annual opening of their grant round. The NLSAF seeks to fund programs that fit within the categories of arts, healthy communities and lifestyles, environment and large-scale and sustainable initiatives. Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, school or government entity who serves the 12 northern townships of Kandiyohi County. The deadline for grant applications is November 1st. For more information about the grant round and to apply, visit and select “WACF - New London-Spicer Area Fund Grant”.

Sara Carlson, executive director of the WACF stated, “The New London-Spicer Area Fund committee enjoys being able to be a partner in Northern Kandiyohi county. We hope to continue to support passionate, innovative and inspiring programs and projects that not only strengthen our area but create opportunity for many in the New London-Spicer community.”

Last year, NLSAF helped equip new firefighters with structural firefighting personal protective equipment for the City of New London Fire Department; supported musical performances and artists during the Sibley State Park Centennial Celebration; and partnered with BIO Girls, Inc. to help establish a mentorship program for adolescent girls that combines life-skill lessons, mentoring and physical activity with a mission of improving self-esteem, along with many others.

The New London-Spicer Area Fund is a citizen-driven and professionally managed ongoing resource that enables individuals to support advancements in the community and serves the 12 northern townships of Kandiyohi County: Arctander, Burbank, Colfax, Dovre, Green Lake, Harrison, Irving, Lake Andrew, Mamre, New London, Norway Lake and Roseville.

The New London-Spicer Area Fund is a fund of the Willmar Area Community Foundation (WACF) and powered by CommunityGiving, which is a collaboration of community foundations united under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of our donors. Collectively, CommunityGiving administers more than 800 funds totaling more than $140 million. Learn more at