Rural Voice Town Hall Coming to Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS, MN—The Rural Voice series, developed by several Minnesota Initiative Foundations that serve Greater Minnesota along with the Otto Bremer Trust and Compeer Financial,… Read More

Revitalization Grants OK’d in Five Communities

Nine projects with investments of nearly $1.1 million to receive Minnesota Main Street Revitalization financial support LITTLE FALLS, MN—Nine hometown projects that will bring nearly… 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