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


Granite welcomes new EDA Director Linda Mathiasen
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

... of a “partnership between the EDA, Granite Falls Area Community Foundation and Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF),” Mathiasen...more

Program aims to boost access to teacher training
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Knight Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Previous grants from the McKnight Foundation and Southwest Initiative Foundation supported planning efforts and the launch of a Future Teachers...more

Ridgewater receives SWIF grant for early childhood career exploration
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

A $3,035 Early Childhood Initiative grant from the Southwest Initiative Foundation will allow program instructor Cindy Salfer to do additional...more

Community groups focus on fighting child poverty
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

The meeting was sponsored by Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040, the Willmar Area Community Foundation and Southwest Initiative Foundation. The attendees watched some informational videos about child...more

Talks about combating poverty slated in Willmar
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

The effort is sponsored by Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040, the Willmar Area Community Foundation and Southwest Initiative Foundation. Staff members from those organizations will help lead the...more

This holiday season, consider donations to local charities or volunteer
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

FOR COMMUNITY ENTHUSIASTS: Hutchinson Area Community Foundation, 320-587-8007; Hutchinson Health and Hutchinson Health Auxiliary, Anna Harvala, 320-484-4513; Hutchinson Health Foundation, Cary...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

Equul Access wins grant from local foundation
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

The Southwest Initiative Foundation recently awarded eight grants totaling $275,960 to support Age-Friendly Community projects in...more

Regional grants awarded to support community aging
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

HUTCHINSON -- The Southwest Initiative Foundation has awarded eight grants totaling $275,960 to support Age-Friendly Community projects...more

Emergency fund launched for Meeker County tornado recovery
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation

LITCHFIELD -- The Southwest Initiative Foundation and its community affiliate, Litchfield Area Community Foundation, have started an...more



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