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Revitalization Grants OK’d in Five Communities

LITTLE FALLS, MN—Eleven hometown projects that will bring nearly $955,000 in main street improvements to Brainerd, Cold Spring, Little Falls, Long Prairie and Pine River… Read More

CFO Role Transitions at the Initiative Foundation

LITTLE FALLS, MN—Initiative Foundation President Matt Varilek announced today that Michele Miller will succeed Lynn Bushinger as chief financial officer. Bushinger plans to retire in… Read More

Willis Joins Foundation’s Board of Trustees

LITTLE FALLS, MN—Matt Varilek, president of the Initiative Foundation, announced today that Carrie Willis, chief operating officer of Granite Partners in St. Cloud, has been… Read More

Grants Near $3 Million in Second Half of 2022

LITTLE FALLS, MN—The Initiative Foundation delivered $2.84 million through 341 grants during the second half of 2022. A partnership with the Otto Bremer Trust funded… Read More

Brainerd Businesses Gain Revitalization Grants

LITTLE FALLS, MN—Ten hometown projects that will bring more than $300,000 in Brainerd main street improvements have been approved by the Initiative Foundation as part… Read More

Take Initiators Fellowship Eligibility Quiz

LITTLE FALLS, MINN.—The Initiators Fellowship is recruiting for its 2024-2025 cohort. Launched by the Initiative Foundation in partnership with three other Minnesota Initiative Foundations, the… Read More