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The mission of the Initiative Foundation is to empower people throughout Central Minnesota to build a thriving economy, vibrant communities and a lasting culture of generosity.

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Billionaire Lukas Walton's Family Office Accelerates Impact-Investing Push
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The billionaire grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton has announced a major shift in how his family's $1 billion endowment will be spent. Lukas Walton, 36, says 90% of the endowment will be...more

Billionaire Lukas Walton's family office accelerates impact-investing push - CNBC
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Even as ESG investing faces a backlash and criticism of “greenwashing,” the rise of impact investing among family offices is accelerating. A...more

Billionaire Lukas Walton's family office accelerates impact investment push
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Billionaire Lukas Walton's family office accelerates impact investment push ... the rise of impact investing among family offices is...more

Sleepy Eye awarded downtown grant | News, Sports, Jobs - The Journal
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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye Downtown Revitalization Committee recently received a $10000 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation...more

SMIF accepting applications for community grant program - Austin Daily Herald
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnership with Region Nine Development Commission (RNDC), is currently...more

21020 children's books awarded through SMIF's Early Literacy Grant program
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently awarded 21,020 children's books to 46 organizations through its Early Literacy...more

Foundation Gives Books To Southern Minnesota Children
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The Early Literacy Grant Program of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation provided grants for more than 21,000 children's books to 46 local groups. This program provides books to kids to boost...more

Over $146000 in grants set to support the work of local nonprofits - Brainerd Dispatch
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Local nonprofits were invited to apply to the foundation for a variety of grants to address community needs that will bring about...more

LORETTA OGBORO-OKOR, the audacity of an Edo Princess - Businessday.ng
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... a passionate motivational speaker, women and youth health advocate and educationist as well as a social entrepreneur and an ardent...more

Confidence Learning Center, Employment Enterprises Awarded Grant for New Program
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At Sourcewell's annual Nonprofit Impact Funding Review Day last week, the Initiative Foundation was able to provide additional funding...more



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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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