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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 native nations. Through the 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 $3.84 back into our 14-county region.

Benton County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 355 grants totaling $1.5 million
  • 54 loans totaling $4 million
  • Created or retained 1,182 jobs
  • $28.6 million in outside capital leveraged

Cass County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 581 grants totaling $3.4 million
  • 54 loans totaling $2.3 million
  • Created or retained 394 jobs
  • $16 million in outside capital leveraged

Chisago County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 197 grants totaling $1.69 million
  • 38 loans totaling $2 million
  • Created or retained 423 jobs
  • $14.75 million in outside capital leveraged

Crow Wing County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 936 grants totaling $5.6 million
  • 187 loans totaling $9.69 million
  • Created or retained 2,000 jobs
  • $71.97 million in outside capital leveraged

Isanti County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 372 grants totaling $1.48 million
  • 53 loans totaling $2.9 million
  • Created or retained 486 jobs
  • $25.23 million in outside capital leveraged

Kanabec County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 135 grants totaling $932,150
  • 22 loans totaling $485,950
  • Created or retained 137 jobs
  • $1.2 million in outside capital leveraged

Mille Lacs County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 373 grants totaling $1.74 million
  • 83 loans totaling $2.6 million
  • Created or retained 700 jobs
  • $9.36 in outside capital leveraged

Morrison County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 866 grants totaling $3.28 million
  • 107 loans totaling $5.64 million
  • Created or retained 1,760 jobs
  • $58.3 million in outside capital leveraged

Pine County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 533 grants totaling $2.8 million
  • 43 loans totaling $2.25 million
  • Created or retained 605 jobs
  • $11.47 million in outside capital leveraged

Sherburne County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 521 grants totaling $2.36 million
  • 69 loans totaling $4.4 million
  • Created or retained 706 jobs
  • $28.8 million in outside capital leveraged

Stearns County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 1,870 grants totaling $11.3 million
  • 206 loans totaling $13.6 million
  • Created or retained 2,794 jobs
  • $86.4 million in outside capital leveraged

Todd County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 517 grants totaling $2.27 million
  • 71 loans totaling $1.9 million
  • Created or retained 937 jobs
  • $8.97 million in outside capital leveraged

Wadena County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 278 grants totaling $4.2 million
  • 75 loans totaling $2.96 million
  • Created or retained 955 jobs
  • $22.8 million in outside capital leveraged

Wright County Fact Sheet (PDF)

  • 401 grants totaling $3.4 million
  • 70 loans totaling $4.82 million
  • Created or retained 1,217 jobs
  • $34.7 million in outside capital leveraged

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