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An economy thrives when it has a skilled workforce
and locally owned businesses that provide quality jobs.

The Initiative Foundation’s combination of targeted business financing and consulting services helps to leverage private investment and create living-wage employment in the region.

From 2017-2019, the Initiative Foundation's goals are to ...

  • Create 300 quality jobs
  • Retain 600 quality jobs
  • Issue $6 million in new loans, resulting in $36 million in funds leveraged
  • Increase workforce skills for 900 people
  • Increse skills and knowledge for 300 emerging entrepreneurs
  • Help create 50 new business and social enterprise ventures
  • Issue $3 million in new loans to startup businesses and social enterprise ventures

 The Initiative Foundation accomplishes results through a range of partnerships with fellow CDFI organizations* and through the following activities and programs:


Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, are certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The designation signifies that an organization meets stringent federal requirements as a financing entity with a mission to help people in underserved communities join the economic mainstream.

Connect:

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Jeff Wig
Vice President for Entrepreneurship
jwig(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2006

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 Don Hickman
Vice President for Community
&
 Workforce Development
dhickman(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2043

Dan Bullert

Daniel Bullert
Business Finance Manager
dbullert(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2013