The Initiative Foundation

The Initiative Foundation is proud to serve the 14 counties of Central Minnesota that include 160 hometowns and two tribal nations, each with its own unique character and local assets. We believe that local people have the enthusiasm and insights to power what’s possible for their communities. Our community, organizational and economic development work is supported by a spectrum of public and individual donors who partner with the Foundation to build thriving communities. All of our grant-making, lending and leadership development activities are designed to create a skilled workforce; to make Central Minnesota a destination of choice to live, work and play; and to inspire people to share their time, talent and resources.

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Counties, Tribal Nations Served

  • Benton
  • Cass
  • Chisago
  • Crow Wing
  • Isanti
  • Kanabec
  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • Mille Lacs
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  • Morrison
  • Pine
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Todd
  • Wadena
  • Wright