Tabatt Elevated to Vice President for Economic Opportunity

The Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation with a focus on economic and community development in the 14 counties of Central Minnesota, announced today that Zach… Read More

Newbanks Named Vice President for Philanthropy

The Initiative Foundation is pleased to announce that Carl Newbanks has been named vice president for philanthropy. Newbanks previously served as the Foundation’s director of… Read More

Swanson Joins Foundation’s Business Lending Team

The Initiative Foundation has announced that Tim Swanson will serve as business finance manager with the organization’s business lending… Read More

Foundation to Deliver $750,000 Thanks to Otto Bremer Trust

Through a partnership with the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) and its Community Responsive Fund, the Initiative Foundation will award $750,000 in grants to organizations that… Read More

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