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Serving Central Minnesota

The Initiative Foundation is proud to serve the 14 counties of Central Minnesota that include 163 communities and two tribal nations. Through generosity 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

View our Impact Update for an all-in-one glance at the Initiative Foundation's service and support in Central Minnesota since its inception in 1986. For a more detailed breakdown, view our County Fact Sheets (below) to see the ways in which the Initiative Foundation is helping in your community.

For every local dollar contributed, the Initiative Foundation has invested an average of $3.77 back into our 14-county region.

Benton County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 291 grants totaling $1,134,047
  • 50 loans totaling $3,682,407
  • Created or retained 1,145 jobs
  • $24,048,287 in outside capital leveraged

Cass County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 478 grants totaling $2,658,063
  • 53 loans totaling $2,379,714
  • Created or retained 393 jobs
  • $16,058,878 in outside capital leveraged

Chisago County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 145 grants totaling $1,258,534
  • 37 loans totaling $1,948,950
  • Created or retained 407 jobs
  • $14,530,468 in outside capital leveraged

Crow Wing County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 802 grants totaling $4,495,097
  • 182 loans totaling $9,519,264
  • Created or retained 1,950 jobs
  • $71,722,827 in outside capital leveraged

Isanti County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 312 grants totaling $1,142,907
  • 50 loans totaling $2,855,200
  • Created or retained 464 jobs
  • $25,232,020 in outside capital leveraged

Kanabec County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 103 grants totaling $694,150
  • 21 loans totaling $465,950
  • Created or retained 110 jobs
  • $1,203,560 in outside capital leveraged

Mille Lacs County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 297 grants totaling $1,362,385
  • 81 loans totaling $2,549,651
  • Created or retained 674 jobs
  • $9,360,956 in outside capital leveraged

Morrison County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 757 grants totaling $2,847,368
  • 98 loans totaling $5,291,803
  • Created or retained 1,626 jobs
  • $55,585,311 in outside capital leveraged

Pine County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 286 grants totaling $1,384,745
  • 44 loans totaling $2,257,090
  • Created or retained 605 jobs
  • $11,476,776 in outside capital leveraged

Sherburne County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 444 grants totaling $1,879,987
  • 60 loans totaling $4,321,350
  • Created or retained 648 jobs
  • $29,642,355 in outside capital leveraged

Stearns County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 1,543 grants totaling $8,528,368
  • 190 loans totaling $13,065,000
  • Created or retained 2,715 jobs
  • $85,388,655 in outside capital leveraged

Todd County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 462 grants totaling $2,055,129
  • 70 loans totaling $1,872,759
  • Created or retained 894 jobs
  • $8,972,125 in outside capital leveraged

Todd County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 238 grants totaling $3,952,594
  • 75 loans totaling $2,962,940
  • Created or retained 955 jobs
  • $22,811,992 in outside capital leveraged

Wright County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 296 grants totaling $2,565,825
  • 70 loans totaling $4,823,429
  • Created or retained 1,090 jobs
  • $34,724,635 in outside capital leveraged

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