Western Communities Action Network, Inc. (WeCAN)

Mission Statement

WeCAN is a community nonprofit which empowers and equips children, individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency.

Contact Information

5213 Shoreline Drive
Mound, MN 55364

General Information

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Principal Staff
Christie Larson
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Board Chair
Linda Blakstvedt
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Impact and Programs

WeCAN provided a variety of support services empowering individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency. Total number of unique (unduplicated) individuals served: 1,322 Total number of unduplicated households served: 555 Total number of services provided: 5,867 Services by age: 51% of those served were adults 38% of those served were children 11% of those served were seniors Services by type: Adopt a Family holiday gifts- 380 people served Birthday shelf- 144 children served Coats, Hats, Mittens- 1,178 distributed Pet food- 500 pounds distributed Meals on Wheels- 7,977 meals delivered Blankets/Quilts- 76 distributed School supplies- 213 children served Kids’ Food Bags- 510 distributed Total pounds of food distributed via Mobile Market programs- 45,165
Current Goals
-Assess present programs and service offerings and develop new programs for gaps in service. -Complete Charities Review Council Accountability Standards. -Create new mechanisms for an individual giving program. -Continue building awareness and support of WeCAN in the communities it represents. -Work with Board of Directors to establish mechanisms to select new board members; update the board handbook and position description.
Community or Constituency Served
WeCAN serves residents of Mound, Minnetrista, Rockford, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Navarre, Minnetonka Beach, Maple Plain, Loretto, Independence and Greenfield who are living at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Geographic Area Served
Western Hennepin County: Mound, Minnetrista, Rockford, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Navarre, Minnetonka Beach, Maple Plain, Loretto, Independence, Greenfield.


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $398,752 84.6%
Management $50,545 10.7%
Fundraising $22,046 4.7%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2014 2013 2012
End of Year: $140,002 $90,194 $82,664
Beginning of Year: $90,194 $82,664 $109,306
Difference: $49,808 $7,530 ($26,642)

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