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Serving Central Minnesota

The Initiative Foundation is proud to serve the 14 counties of Central Minnesota that include 160 hometowns and two tribal nations. Through generousity and hard-working hometown initiative we . . .

  • Provide loans that create quality jobs.
  • Award nonprofit, government and school grants.
  • Build action-oriented public-private partnerships.
  • Help generous people give back.
  • Publish information on local trends and solutions.

14-County Service Area

 
Get an all-in-one-place glimpse by viewing our quarterly Impact Update, or view our County Fact Sheets to see the ways in which the Initiative Foundation is helping in your community.
 
For every local dollar contributed, the Initiative Foundation has invested $3.83 back into our 14-county region. 

County

Impact (1986 to present)

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Benton County

  • Awarded 243 grants totaling $914,926
  • 47 loans totaling $3.55 million
  • Secured 1,135 quality jobs 
  • Leveraged $23.7 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 7 Partner Funds
Benton County Fact Sheet

Cass County

  • Awarded 444 grants totaling $2.5 million
  • Awarded 100 scholarships totaling $142,000
  • 53 loans totaling $2.4 million
  • Secured 393 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $16 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 18 Partner Funds
Cass County Fact Sheet

Chisago County

  • Awarded 140 grants totaling $1.2 million
  • 35 loans totaling $1.85 million
  • Secured 400 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $14.2 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 3 Partner Funds
Chisago County Fact Sheet

Crow Wing County

  • Awarded 754 grants totaling $4.35 million
  • Awarded 18 scholarships totaling $19,050
  • 179 loans totaling $8.6 million
  • Secured 1,865 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $43.4 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 17 Partner Funds
Crow Wing County Fact Sheet

Isanti County

  • Awarded 289 grants totaling $1.05 million
  • 49 loans totaling $2.8 million
  • Secured 460 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $25.16 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 5 Partner Funds
Isanti County Fact Sheet

Kanabec County

  • Awarded 102 grants totaling $684,150
  • 21 loans totaling $465,950
  • Secured 109 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $1.2 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 3 Partner Funds
Kanabec County Fact Sheet

Mille Lacs County

  • Awarded 271 grants totaling $1.3 million
  • Awarded 161 scholarships totaling $174,589
  • 81 loans totaling $2.55 million
  • Secured 674 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $9.36 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 6 Partner Funds
Mille Lacs County Fact Sheet

Morrison County

  • Awarded 685 grants totaling $2.57 million
  • Awarded 269 scholarships totaling $345,239
  • 95 loans totaling $5.15 million
  • Secured 1,611 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $55.4 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 34 Partner Funds
Morrison County Fact Sheet

Pine County

  • Awarded 277 grants totaling $1.3 million
  • 44 loans totaling $2.26 million
  • Secured 603 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $11.4 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 2 Partner Funds
Pine County Fact Sheet

Sherburne County

  • Awarded 406 grants totaling $1.67 million
  • Awarded 350 scholarships totaling $298,625
  • 55 loans totaling $4 million
  • Secured 623 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $26.2 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 11 Partner Funds
Sherburne County Fact Sheet

Stearns County

  • Awarded 1,401 grants totaling $7.88 million
  • Awarded 49 scholarships totaling $24,000
  • 182 loans totaling $12.7 million
  • Secured 2,690 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $83 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 14 Partner Funds
Stearns County Fact Sheet

Todd County

  • Awarded 436 grants totaling $1.98 million
  • Awarded 147 scholarships totaling $86,952
  • 69 loans totaling $1.7 million
  • Secured 885 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $8.5 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 10 Partner Funds
Todd County Fact Sheet

Wadena County

  • Awarded 230 grants totaling $3.9 million
  • 75 loans totaling $2.96 million
  • Secured 955 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $22.8 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 4 Partner Funds
Wadena County Fact Sheet

Wright County

  • Awarded 275 grants totaling $2.47 million
  • 69 loans totaling $4.3 million
  • Secured 1,056 quality jobs
  • Leveraged $27.9 million in private business financing
  • Hosted 7 Partner Funds
Wright County Fact Sheet

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