Serving our neighbors in Kandiyohi County with one-time emergency needs to help prevent a crisis.
Family crises and emergencies happen. Where can people go when they have nowhere else? The Good Samaritan Fund at the Willmar Area Community Foundation helps individuals and families in Kandiyohi County at a critical time in their lives. We come alongside people to help meet basic and often emergency needs, such as rental and mortgage assistance and medicine.
The Community Foundation partners with five local nonprofit agencies to identify and verify individuals needing assistance. After review by a volunteer Good Samaritan Committee, one-time grants of $500 or less may be awarded.
The Good Samaritan Fund was established in 2005 with the mission of providing one-time assistance to people for emergency needs.
There are many situations the Fund can assist with, including rent or mortgage payments, periodic billing assistance, emergency fuel assistance, basic needs and emergency medical supplies.
The Good Samaritan Fund is the last resort. Eligibility for assistance from other funds and the applicant’s (household’s) own resources are considered.
The Good Samaritan Fund is part of the Willmar Area Community Foundation, which focuses on engaging people, connecting resources and building community.
Learn more at www.communitygiving.org/willmar/goodsamaritan