Building Back Better

Elevating Entrepreneurs

Meet the winners of the Initiative Foundation’s inaugural Emerging Entrepreneur Showcase & Awards event. Read More


Loneliness and social isolation are taking a toll on society. What can we do to reverse course? Read More

Building Back Better

One year into a special grant round, local nonprofits are transforming their post-pandemic services. Read More

Turning the Page

Challenged by shrinking local newsrooms and changing readership, rural communities look for new ways to tell their stories. Read More

2022 Impact Report

Read the Initiative Foundation’s 2022 impact report. Read More

Regional Highlights

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

Manifesting a Museum

With revitalization funding in place, Great River Children’s Museum in St. Cloud plans grand opening in 2024. Read More

A Gift of Gratitude

Blandin leader views $10,000 donation as part thank-you, part investment in the region. Read More

Redhead Creamery Spirits

Redhead Creamery is diversifying its dairy and entering a new market: distilled spirits. Read More