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

Foundation Awards More than $576,000 During Second Quarter

LITTLE FALLS, MN—The Initiative Foundation delivered 120 grants during the second quarter of 2023 totaling more than $576,000. More than $273,000 went to support downtown… Read More

Initiative Foundation Welcomes New Staff Members

The Initiative Foundation is pleased to welcome four experienced staff members to our growing team. These new staff members will support several teams as the… Read More

Rural Voice Town Hall Coming to Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS, MN—The Rural Voice series, developed by several Minnesota Initiative Foundations that serve Greater Minnesota along with the Otto Bremer Trust and Compeer Financial,… Read More

Revitalization Grants OK’d in Five Communities

LITTLE FALLS, MN—Seven hometown projects that will bring more than $1 million in main street improvements to Brainerd, Cold Spring, Little Falls, Pine River and… Read More

Partnership Delivers $628,000 to Support Vulnerable Children

LITTLE FALLS, MN—The award of $77,000 in grants to 17 childcare providers and organizations during the first quarter of 2023 rounded out more than $628,000… Read More

Initiative Foundation Awards $1.5 Million-plus During First Quarter

LITTLE FALLS, MN—The Initiative Foundation delivered 130 grants during the first quarter of 2023 totaling more than $1.5 million. More than $963,000 went to businesses… Read More

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