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February 27, 2015

Foundation Announces 2015 Award Winners

A Native American college breaking new ground in innovation and education, a towering figure in community leadership and generosity, a small town with big early childhood ambitions and a homegrown business with deep hometown roots will be honored May 1 during the Initiative Awards at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.

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February 12, 2015

Aquatic Invasive Species Pilot Project Request for Proposals Open Through noon on Feb. 27

Request for Proposals (RFP) are being sought from eligible partners to fund the implementation or expansion of innovative pilot projects to prevent the introduction or spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) into the surface waters of Minnesota and to assess their effectiveness. The Initiative Foundation will award a total of $3.6 million to fund a limited number of pilot projects. This grant was approved by the Minnesota Legislature from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment Fund, administered by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC). The Request for Proposals process is open to all Minnesota-based local government units, tribal entities and 501(c)(3) organizations. Visit the Initiative Foundation website for further details and an online application.

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February 9, 2015

$229,000 In Fourth Quarter Grants Awarded

The Initiative Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded 50 grants totaling more than $229,000 during the fourth quarter of 2014. The grants support organizations and projects in the 14-county region of Central Minnesota.

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January 23, 2015

Feb. 11 Forum Provides Time To Celebrate, Re-ignite Priorities

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation, the Initiative Foundation, the Morgan Family Foundation and Times Media invite the St. Cloud-area public to register for the fifth annual Greater St. Cloud Community Priorities Forum from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the River's Edge Convention Center.

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January 22, 2015

Foundation Adds Planned Giving, Grants Team Members

The Initiative Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of planned giving officer Mike Burton of Nisswa and grants specialist Barb Downs of Pierz.

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