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Blue Earth resident gives back through grant fund
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

Huisman also was instrumental in creating the Blue Earth Community Foundation with SMIF, said Kallie Rollenhagen, SMIF...more

Chamber awards highlight contributions to community
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

In 2009, the Johnsons received the Award in Philanthropy by the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation. The nomination letter writers...more

New Braham Area Education Foundation officially takes flight
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The Braham Area Education Foundation is a Partner Fund of the Initiative ... The specific grants that the foundation will award will depend on...more

Le Sueur looks to improve downtown signage
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

... approved setting aside $10,000 to attract a matching grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. (Ben Farniok/Le Sueur...more

Tornado grants gave back what was lost
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

In the year following the devastation, local grants allowed victims of the ... Additionally, a $1,500 Southwest Initiative Foundation grant provided...more

Darwin launches new community foundation
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

Darwin has established a community foundation that will award grants for local projects and programs. Members of the new Darwin Area...more

City renews financial commitment to Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Foundation: Hutchinson Community Foundation, Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

New in 2017, the center partnered with Hutchinson Community Foundation for the Creative Families Fund, which provides free and...more

Promoting Blue Earth
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

Members of the Blue Earth Community Foundation (BECF) have collaborated with the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) as well...more

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation highlights successes, challenges for region
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

A $10,000 community collaboration grant helped the city with another park facility that can be used soon, community foundation President...more

Grant puts focus on early childhood dental care
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

Grant money reimbursement for dental offices may change that pattern, ... “They have an understanding that early childhood dental health is vital to...more

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