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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.

Recent News from Initiative Foundation

Sompamitwong Awarded Initiators Fellowship
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

"Being a dreamer is hard, especially when you don't get the support," says Suree Sompamitwong. "Luckily, I've had mentors that are very supportive." The social advocate and founder of Creative...more

Growing Local: Emerging Leaders Graduates First Cohort
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

"One of the biggest ways to impact a community is to focus on leadership development. There is great potential in this group of energetic up-and-coming leaders," says one of the educators who led...more

Guest column: Creating a sense of belonging in southern Minnesota - Albert Lea Tribune
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, we offer several grant ... SMIF has supported the organization with two Small Town Grants. They...more

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards grants to small towns | Local News
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

Area recipients of 2023 Small Town Grant awards are: • Legacy Fund of Le Sueur Rotary, $10,000 for 10 kiosks providing information about the...more

SMIF awards $206000 in Small Town Grants - Austin Daily Herald
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently approved 23 grants totaling $206,000 to support small towns of 10,000 or less in...more

Teresa Peterson completes more than six years on Southwest Initiative Foundation Board of ...
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

During her service, SWIF celebrated its 1,000th loan, the community foundation program's 20th anniversary, the launch of several new...more

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation Offers Grant
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The community of Cambridge, Minn., is putting its money where its mouth is. The Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation has released its first grant of the year to the Initiative Foundation, a...more

Initiative Foundation awards nearly $3 million in second half of 2022 - Hometown Source
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

Through its Innovation Fund, the Initiative Foundation awarded 46 grants totaling more than $284,000. The grant awards support a...more

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards $194255 in education grants
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The grants will help organizations cover social, emotional and physical health needs, training to address the needs of young...more

Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The Schmeeckle Foundation is doing its part to keep the arts alive in Minnesota's Martin County. The private family foundation has awarded $201,817 in grants, with a focus on early childhood...more

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