Media Kit

Branding & Assets

Whether you’re a member of the media, a partner gearing up to promote a shared event or training, or a grantee getting ready to promote your Initiative Foundation award, this is the place to find general information, our brand assets, and guidelines for their use.

We Make it Easy

Get our logos or download a grant promotion kit to meet your publicity needs. All we ask is that you follow a few simple guidelines.

Brand Guidelines

Our guidelines provide background for the Initiative Foundation’s brand identity and parameters to be mindful of when working with the core elements of the identity system.


Download a pack of our standard logos. Please follow our guidelines when using our logo in your designs. Contact us if you have questions or if you should need another logo format.

Grant Promotion Kit

This comprehensive pack contains the brand guidelines, standard logos, and the guidelines you’ll need to successfully promote your grant award to the public.

Media Contacts

The Initiative Foundation has broad expertise when it comes to lending, business startups, early-stage entrepreneurship, nonprofit development and more. Contact Bob McClintick, marketing and communications director, or Allison Norgren, marketing and communications specialist, to get connected to a Central Minnesota expert.

Bob McClintick

Bob McClintick

Marketing and Communications Director (320) 631-2008
Allison Norgren

Allison Norgren

Marketing & Communications Specialist (320) 631-2001

Initiative Foundation News

Revitalization Grants Leverage $47 Million in Improvements

Through a yearlong partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), the Initiative Foundation awarded $4.3 million in grants to six communities… Read More

Foundation Awards Nearly $888,000 in Fourth Quarter

The fourth-quarter effort included 14 grants for a total of $441,388 to support businesses in Brainerd, Cold Spring, Little Falls, Pine River and St. Cloud… Read More

Voerding Named Next Initiative Foundation President

The Initiative Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Brian Voerding has been named president of the Little Falls-based organization and will lead… Read More

Nine Selected for 2024-2025 Initiators Fellowship Cohort

LITTLE FALLS, MN—From a farmer bringing native African greens to the marketplace to an entrepreneur creating custom headwear to conceal monitoring wires while building epilepsy… Read More

Revitalization Grants OK’d in Four Communities

LITTLE FALLS, MN—Nineteen hometown projects that will bring more than $5 million in main street improvements to Brainerd, Long Prairie, Pine River and St. Cloud… Read More

Foundation Awards $1 Million-plus in 3rd-Quarter Grants

The Initiative Foundation and its hosted Partner Funds delivered 129 grants during the third quarter of 2023 totaling more than $1 million. The third-quarter effort… Read More

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