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Become more than a donor. Become an investor.

 As a donor-supported community foundation, we work through you—your friends, your family, your neighbors—and a range of funding programs and carefully cultivated partnerships to ensure that Central Minnesota is economically prosperous and richly vibrant. Now, and for future generations. Our main focus areas are economic development, community vitality and philanthropy.

A single gift to the Initiative Foundation strengthens the communities, economy and philanthropy in Central Minnesota. Every gift of $1 returns an average of $3.83 in Foundation grants, business loans and scholarships back to the region. Join us today!

Keep Investing In Central Minnesota

Help the Initiative Foundation reach its phase goal of $1.08 million by the end of 2019. Your investment in the Foundation's general endowment allows us to use the interest earnings to disperse up to $2 million annually to help the Central Minnesota economy thrive.

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Want to make a pledge? Call (877) 632-9255 and ask to speak to a member of our external relations team. Thank you!



Questions? Reach out to a member of our external relations team. They'll be happy to guide you through the value and tax benefits you'll receive when you join the Community Builders Circle and make a contribution to the Initiative Foundation.


Carl Newbanks
Director of Development
(320) 631-2042


Mike Burton
External Relations Officer
(320) 631-2059


Brenda Gugglberger
Development Specialist
(320) 631-2061 

Investment Levels

  • President $50,000+
  • Executive $30,000+
  • Leader $15,000+
  • Director $9,000+
  • Associate $6,000+
  • Entrepreneur $3,000+
  • Investor $1,000+