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you believe the path to greatness runs through Central Minnesota, we can show you a few shortcuts.

Powering Possible.



At the Initiative Foundation, we believe that we are a region of robust, highly engaged communities where people choose to live, work, give and play. 

Strong public-private partnerships help to sustain and grow local businesses, provide a skilled workforce, create quality jobs, support children and families, and provide an environment that helps attract and retain quality jobs and workers.

From 2020-2022, the Initiative Foundation is working to building a vibrant communities through:

  • Nonprofit Capacity Building: Provide training to anti-poverty organizations, other nonprofits aligned with our values, and Foundation Partner Fund volunteers and board members to enhance their impact throughout our region. 
  • Nonprofit and Local Government Innovation: Use training, technical assistance and grant funding to support innovative early-stage projects that foster inclusive engagement and development of emerging leaders.
  • Workplace Best Practices: Model best practices through a holistic approach to diversity, equity and inclusion; workplace wellbeing; organizational culture; and other operational activities.

We do this primarily through Innovation Fund Grants

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Thanks to our supporters and contributors for powering possible and investing in Central Minnesota. Keep the momentum going.