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Granting With Gratitude

Nearly $26 million helps small businesses, nonprofits survive two-plus years of uncertainty.

Fall 2022

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Initiative Foundation has delivered 2,400 relief and recovery grants to Central Minnesota businesses and nonprofits to help them survive uncertain and economically challenging times.


Granting With Gratitude

Nearly $26 million in grants help small business, nonprofits survive more than two years of uncertainty.

Changing for the Better

A special grant round is helping regional nonprofits use lessons learned from the pandemic to transform the ways they deliver services.

Help With Housing

Grants help Leech Lake Band fight homelessness, create pathways to housing stability.

Standing Together

Read our 2021 Annual Impact Report and learn about investments in regional prosperity.


Regional Highlights

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

Going Green & Clean

St. Cloud area showcases electric vehicles, clean energy possibilities.

Revitalizing Main Street

Special funding helps 6 Central Minnesota communities revive downtown corridors.

Rallying Around Randall

When disasters strike, long-term support is key to community recovery.

Generosity in Full Bloom

The late Jim Kurpius honors his roots and his beloved hometown of Staples with gifts that keep giving.

Casting Creations

Part foundry and part fabrication shop, Howard Lake business produces custom art sculptures.