Southwest Initiative Foundation

The Southwest Initiative Foundation is a single connection offering unlimited possibilities for southwest Minnesota. We’re a trusted partner and regional leader that brings together resources, expertise and inspiration to make our communities stronger. And, our many connections help us leverage these resources to make an even greater impact. We balance thoughtful, strategic planning with taking on new, innovative opportunities. We organize and support community leaders, invest in businesses and provide business lending, help entrepreneurs grow and improve, support young children and families, manage funds for local giving, process many gifts and grants and promote our region. In short, we work with people who want to make a difference in southwest Minnesota, both today and forever.

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Counties Served

  • Big Stone
  • Chippewa
  • Cottonwood
  • Jackson
  • Kandiyohi
  • Lac qui Parle
  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • McLeod
  • Meeker
  • Murray
  • Nobles
  • Pipestone
  • Redwood
  • Renville
  • Rock
  • Swift
  • Yellow Medicine