Southwest Initiative Foundation

Through business financing, grantmaking and programming Southwest Initiative Foundation has supported everything from getting kids ready for school to promoting renewable energy. We know economic and social growth are interdependent when it comes to keeping communities going strong. That’s why in 2016, our Board of Directors made the strategic decision to sharpen our focus. Research shows too many kids in our region aren’t getting the best possible start to their lives. It impacts not just families, but businesses and communities, too. We’re putting decades of experience, relationships and resources to work to help our next generation succeed. We’re committed to what we call Grow Our Own: a cradle-to-career approach to help all southwest Minnesota kids reach their full potential.

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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