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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

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

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

Initiative Foundation Welcomes New Staff Members

The Initiative Foundation is pleased to welcome four experienced staff members to our growing team. These new staff members will support several teams as the… Read More

Two Appointed to Oversee Foundation

LITTLE FALLS, MN—The Initiative Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Lynn Bushinger and Don Hickman to co-lead the organization following President Matt Varilek’s appointment by… Read More

You’re Invited: Emerging Entrepreneur Event

ST. CLOUD, MN—The Initiative Foundation invites the public to the 2023 Emerging Entrepreneur Showcase & Awards from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20,… Read More