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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