At Vela, we work with leaders and organizations who are committed to making our world a better place. We seek partnerships with leaders who are interested in transformative processes, in finding new solutions to persistent challenges, and in leadership that is inclusive and empowering.

Founding Partners Christa Otteson and Katrina Pierson have worked with numerous organizations including:

West Central InitiativeFergus Falls The Initiative FoundationLittle FallsThe Nonprofits Assistance FundMinneapolisMinnesota Asset Building CoalitionSt. Paul
Southwest Initiative FoundationHutchinsonThe Nature Conservancy, WorldwideArlington, VA Pioneer Public TelevisionAppletonAnna Marie’s AllianceSt. Cloud
Central MN Habitat for HumanitySt. CloudGreat River Educational Arts TheatreSt. CloudThe National Council on Family RelationsMinneapolisCentraCare Health FoundationSt. Cloud
The City of SartellSartellWatercourse Counseling CenterMinneapolisFriends of Sherburne National Wildlife RefugePrinceton Second Harvest North Central Food BankGrand Rapids
Statewide Health Improvement ProgramWillmar Southwest Minnesota Arts CouncilMarshall United Way of West Central MinnesotaWillmarExplore Minnesota Tourism/Pedal MinnesotaSt. Paul
Mercy FoundationMoose Lake NewtraxVadnais HeightsRise, Inc.Spring Lake ParkLand and Waters Preservation TrustPine River
Grand Itasca FoundationGrand Rapids MacRostie Center for the Arts Grand RapidsChamber Music Society of St. CloudSt. CloudAlexandria Technical & Community College FoundationAlexandria
St. Cloud Public SchoolsSt. Cloud Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MNSt. CloudSt. Cloud Technical & Community College FoundationSt. Cloud Kaddatz GalleriesFergus Falls
#unitecloudSt. CloudPresbyterian Family FoundationWillmarRiverwood FoundationAitkinYouth Energy SummitSpicer
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