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A Year Like No Other

Central Minnesota confronts the COVID-19 crisis

Spring 2021

As Central Minnesota recovers from the COVID-19 crisis, the Initiative Foundation doubles down on its mission to strengthen the region it has served since 1986.

For news and updates on the Initiative Foundation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, visit ifound.org/relief.


A Year Like No Other

Central Minnesota confronts the COVID-19 crisis.

Serving the Underserved

Providing a safety net for families in need.

Are the Kids Alright?

Supporting child care operations and their essential workers.

Doing More With More

Giving nonprofits the tools they need to thrive.


Regional Highlights

Get the latest highlights from the 14-county area.

Expanding & Empowering

Meet Minnesota’s most promising social entrepreneurs.

A Region for Everyone

Building toward a more inclusive Central Minnesota

A Place for Community

Step inside a St. Cloud cultural mall.

‘I Wanted To Do Something In His Name’

A Brainerd family honors their son.

Ya-Sure Kombucha

Tapping a new beverage trend.