Start a Fund

Simplicity is the Centerpiece

Starting a fund with the Initiative Foundation is simple. Reach out to Carl Newbanks to get the process started. Our funds allow donors to champion local causes while we provide the 501(c)(3) public charity infrastructure necessary for donor gifts to receive the highest possible charitable tax deduction.

Top 10 Benefits of Creating a Partner Fund

  • Tax Advantages: Maximize your tax benefits while supporting the causes you care about.
  • Expertise and Support: Leverage our on-the-ground expertise to make informed decisions and make a meaningful difference.
  • Simplified Administration: Let us handle the nitty-gritty details while you focus on your charitable goals.
  • Community Impact: Align your generous intent with community initiatives to make a significant difference where it matters most.
  • Pooling of Resources: Become a part of something bigger with pooled resources that allow for larger grants and a stronger response to community challenges.
  • Flexibility in Giving: Cash, stocks, real estate—the choice is yours. Give in a way that aligns with your financial and philanthropic goals.
  • Legacy and Perpetuity: You can establish a lasting legacy that benefits your chosen causes for generations to come.
  • Credibility and Transparency: Benefit from the Foundation’s reputation and transparency, knowing that your contributions are handled professionally and ethically.
  • Access to Networks: Get tied into a network of like-minded individuals who can collaborate and more effectively address new challenges and opportunities.
  • Customized Giving: Shape your giving plan to align with your vision and charitable goals.

Connect With Us Today

Reach out to Carl Newbanks to discuss starting a Partner Fund.

Support Our Funds

The Initiative Foundation is proud to oversee a variety of Partner Funds for families, businesses, nonprofits and volunteer-led groups. Peruse our funds and make a giving decision to support the causes that matter most to you.

Your Generosity in the Region

From donor-advised funds to field-of-interest projects, the Initiative Foundation and its Partner Funds are working together to ensure strong and vibrant communities throughout Central Minnesota. See how your generosity can complement the Initiative Foundation’s family of funds and make a difference in the lives of others.

Support for Your Generosity

Reach out to a member of our staff to discuss complex gifts and other ways you can support the needs of Central Minnesota.

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