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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

16 Finalists Emerge for 2024-2025 Initiators Fellowship

Sixteen social entrepreneurs have been chosen from a pool of nearly 90 applicants to move to the next stage of the 2024-2025 Initiators Fellowship… Read More

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