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Giving to - and through - the Initiative Foundation

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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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.


Carl Newbanks
Grants & Development Manager
(320) 631-2042

 Mike Burton

Mike Burton
External Relations Officer
mburton(at)  |  (320) 631-2059

Brenda Gugglberger
Philanthropy Specialist
(320) 631-2061