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Southwest Initiative Foundation



The Southwest Initiative Foundation is a regional community foundation dedicated to advancing southwest Minnesota through leadership, relationship building, program development, and philanthropy.


The Foundation works to ensure that southwest Minnesota is a highly productive and engaged region where growing numbers of people choose to live.

Web Address

www.swmnfoundation.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @mn_core

Recent News from Southwest Initiative Foundation


Emergency fund launched for Meeker County tornado recovery
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LITCHFIELD -- The Southwest Initiative Foundation and its community affiliate, Litchfield Area Community Foundation, have started an...more

Fund to help in Meeker County tornado recovery
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That's where Southwest Initiative Foundation and Litchfield Area Community Foundation can help,” said Fasching. Donations given to the fund will...more

Southwest Initiative Foundation to offer 'Age-Friendly Communities' grant
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Learn about the Southwest Initiative Foundation's new $100,000 Age-Friendly Communities grant at an information session from 1 to 2:30 p.m....more

Anderson Named New SWIF President/CEO
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The Southwest Initiative Foundation is an independent community foundation that brings together resources, leadership and ideas to strengthen...more

Southwest Initiative Foundation names new president
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Her accomplishments include establishing the community foundation program, the Keep It Growing farmland giving program and the Growing...more

Southwest Initiative Foundation names interim director
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Ristau recently accepted the position as new president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, serving communities along...more

To the Editor: Thank you to the Clarkfield Area Community Foundation
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Clarkfield Garden Club and Clarkfield Lions Club sincerely thank the Clarkfield Area Community Foundation and Southwest Initiative Foundation for the...more

Applications Accepted for the Clarkfield Area Community Foundation Grants
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The Clarkfield Area Community Foundation is willing to help as community members are encouraged to submit grant applications for projects that would serve to the benefit the community. The...more

Southwest Initiative Foundation Reflects on Life of Gary Kubly and Others
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Southwest Minnesota region lost a great leader in Senator Gary Kubly, who has worked hard to represent the community and make a difference by actively engaging in local Granite Falls Area Community...more

$34,000 from Southwest Initiative Foundation
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Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) will award its first set of grants totaling $34,000 for the 34 food shelves located in SWIF's 18-county southwest Minnesota service area. SWIF exists to...more



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