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A Major Initiative

Meet emerging social entrepreneurs poised to improve their communities.

Spring 2022

The eight Initiators Fellows chosen for the 2022-23 Initiators Fellowship reflect a rich diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences and ideas across Greater Minnesota. 


A Major Initiative

Meet eight emerging social entrepreneurs with big ideas for improving their communities.

Planting the Seeds

How Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures is building a community-centered, homegrown economy.

A Little Goes a Long Way

Years later, Initiative Foundation seed grants are still paying big dividends.


Regional Highlights

Get the latest highlights from Central Minnesota’s 14 counties and two sovereign tribal nations.

Aid for Entrepreneurs

Wrap-around supports make path to success less taxing for small business owners.

The Confidence to Ask

Fundraising School gives nonprofit leaders the tools, confidence to ask for support.

Making It OK

Businesses, organizations unite around campaign to reduce mental illness stigma.

Where Science Soars

Grants help two local teachers bringing NASA-inspired innovation into their classrooms.

Cuyuna Brewing Company

Family finds its home on the Range at Crosby brewery.