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Each year, more than 2,000 donors support the Initiative Foundation's mission to build and sustain thriving communities in Central Minnesota. Everything we do is powered by generous people and generous investments. We appreciate each gift for the special reasons it was given, and we work tirelessly to maximize contributions through funding partnerships and financial accountability.

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A series of reports designed to inform citizens and policymakers about the state of our civil society and democracy. The Indices measure how well Americans are connecting to each other and their communities by rates of volunteering, voting, connections to…
July 7th
This brief presents research that shows the complex variations in voting patterns in both urban and rural places, examining patterns over the last five presidential elections, treating rural-urban differences as a continuum, not a dichotomy.


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


Carrie Tripp
Vice President for External Relations
ctripp@ifound.org | (320) 631-2015 

Mike Burton

Mike Burton
External Relations Officer
mburton@ifound.org  |  (320) 631-2059

Brenda Gugglberger
Development Specialist
(320) 631-2061