Our Partner Funds

The Initiative Foundation is proud to host a variety of Partner Funds for families, businesses, nonprofit organizations and volunteer-led groups. Our Partner Fund program allows local leaders 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.

Agency Funds

  • Big Birch Lake Endowment Fund
  • Big Fish Lake Association Emergency Fund
  • Brainerd Public Schools Foundation Early Childhood Fund
  • Bridges Manufacturing Workforce Development Fund (Regional)
  • Conservancy Fund of Big Fish Lake
  • Conservancy Fund of Roosevelt and Lawrence Area Lakes Association
  • Darling Church Memorial Fund (Little Falls)
  • Early Childhood Partnership for Isanti County
  • Fish Trap Lake Endowment Fund
  • Friends of Sherburne Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Fund
  • Gull Chain Preservation Endowment Fund
  • Horizon Health Partners in Life Fund (Pierz)
  • JFHML Endowment Fund (Crosby)
  • Land and Waters Preservation Trust (Cass & Crow Wing)
  • Minnesota Pioneer Park Endowment Fund (Annandale)
  • Morrison County Food Shelf Fund
  • Northern Waters Land Trust (Leech Lake Area)
  • Onamia Early Childhood Endowment Fund
  • Paws + Claws Animal Shelter (Hackensack)
  • Sacred Heart Area School Endowment Fund (Staples)
  • Salem Lutheran Church Endowment Fund (Deerwood)
  • Salem Lutheran Church Outreach Fund (Deerwood)
  • Thrive Fund (Greater St. Cloud)
  • Wadena City Library Fund
  • Wreaths for the Fallen Memorial Endowed Fund
  • Wright County Historical Society Fund

Business Loan Funds

  • Menahga Economic Development Loan Fund
  • Princeton Economic Development Loan Fund
  • Todd-Wadena Economic Development Loan Fund
The Mille Lacs Area Community Foundation supports Family Pathways in Onamia. 
The Mille Lacs Area Community Foundation supports Family Pathways in Onamia. 

Community Funds

  • Black Oak Getty Community Foundation (Greater Sauk Centre area)
  • Cambridge Area Community Foundation
  • Delano Area Community Foundation
  • Greater Pequot Lakes Community Foundation
  • Greater Pine Area Endowment (Pine City)
  • Hackensack Lakes Area Community Foundation
  • Longville Area Community Foundation
  • Mille Lacs Area Community Foundation
  • Morrison County Area Foundation
  • Rum River Community Foundation (Milaca Area)
  • Staples-Motley Area Community Foundation
  • Three Rivers Community Foundation (Elk River Area)

Designated Funds

  • CWEPA Fund (Crow Wing)
  • Ellen McGregor Endowment for Education Fund (Verndale)
  • Hanowski Family Fund (Little Falls)
  • Lake Region Conservation Club Fund (Pierz Area)
  • Mark Wood Foundation (Little Falls)
  • Scott & Jane Stuart Memorial Park Fund (Longville)
  • Skolmate Fund for the Welfare of Animals
  • Julius & Tracy Kurpius Family Fund for the Living Legacy Garden

Donor Advised Funds

  • Anderson Brothers Family Fund (Brainerd)
  • Artesian Homes Charitable Fund (Motley)
  • Betty & Larry Nelson Family Fund (Harris)
  • Bob & Marsha Bunger Family Endowment Fund (Milaca)
  • Bottemiller Family Fund (Wadena)
  • Bruce and Diane Gohman Fund
  • Central Minnesota Builders Association Fund & Initiative (Regional)
  • Chuck Christian Community Spirit Fund (Elk River)
  • Clark and Joyce Marshall Fund
  • Colette & Paul Cameron Donor Advised Fund (Little Falls)
  • Corey Borg-Massanari Foundation
  • Debra L. Prazak Donor Advised Fund
  • Edeburn Family Fund (St. Cloud)
  • Gaalswyk Family Fund (Brainerd)
  • Granite Partners Fund (St. Cloud)
  • ILT Endowment Fund
  • James & Susan Kurpius Fund for the Staples-Motley Dollars for Scholars (Staples)
  • Jim & HK Stuart Memorial Fund (Longville)
  • John & Bonnie Schlagel Endowment (Cambridge)
  • Josh Richardson Family Fund (Elk River)
  • Loren & Kathy Morey Family Fund (Staples)
  • Marie and David Fischer Family Charitable Fund (Crosslake)
  • Mel & Jeanette Beaudry Fund (Elk River)
  • Nancy & Thomas Adams Family Charitable Fund (Pequot Lakes)
  • Patrick & Jane Mitchell Family Fund (Cold Spring)
  • Paula and Chad Becker Fund (Browerville)
  • Playing it Forward: The Kenneth & Evelyn Pinckney Young Musicians’ Fund (Little Falls)
  • Prairie Lights: Pioneering Yesterday and Today Fund (Little Falls)
  • Shawn Grittner Memorial Fund (Little Falls)
  • Stephens and Olson Family Fund (St. Cloud)
  • Teresa’s Stash Legacy Fund (Todd County)
Pequot Lakes Fashion Design Class, supported by Patriot Foundation
The Patriot Foundation supported the Fashion Design Class at Pequot Lakes High School.

Education Funds

  • Albany Area Education Foundation
  • Becker Education Foundation
  • Bluejacket Education Foundation
  • Braham Area Education Foundation
  • Cuyuna Lakes Education Foundation (Crosby-Ironton)
  • Lake Region Christian School Education Foundation (Baxter)
  • Little Falls Education Foundation
  • Patriot Foundation (Pequot Lakes)
  • Pillager Education Foundation
  • Royalton Education Foundation
  • Sauk Rapids-Rice Education Foundation

Field of Interest Funds

  • Child Care & Early Childhood Education Fund
  • Debra L. Prazak Charitable Fund
  • Early Childhood Fund for Morrison County
  • Family Farm Fund (Regional)
  • Housing Fund of Greater Mora Area
  • Manufacturing Fund of Central Minnesota (Regional)
  • Memorial Hospital Foundation (Serving Greater Isanti County)
  • The Initiators Fund (Regional)
  • The Lakes Area Medical Development Association Fund (Brainerd Area)

Relief Funds

  • Cambridge Area Disaster Preparedness & Relief Fund
  • Central Minnesota Emergency Child Care Fund
  • Central Minnesota Emergency Relief & Recovery Fund
  • Delano Area Emergency Fund
  • Greater Todd County Disaster Recovery Fund
Founders of the Silver Lining Scholarship Fund
The Silver Lining Scholarship Fund was created by Maria Heymans-Becker and Leah and Jessica Schilling-Brigman in honor of Jeff Schilling, a longtime custodian at Mary of Lourdes School in Little Falls.

Scholarship Funds

  • Alternative Sources of Energy Fund (Milaca)
  • Archie & Isabelle Powell Scholarship Fund (Elk River)
  • Bachman Engelking Scholarship Fund (Mora)
  • Bert & Helen LeBlanc Legacy Scholarship Fund (Regional)
  • Betty Ford Menzel Scholarship Fund (Crosby-Ironton)
  • Beverly M. Pantzke Scholarship Fund (Little Falls)
  • Bob Wright Memorial Independent Free Papers of America Scholarship Fund (Regional)
  • Dorn Family Fund (Delano)
  • Fregin Foundation (Little Falls)
  • H. Eugene Menzel Scholarship Fund (Aitkin)
  • Holdingford Scholarship Fund
  • Irene Myres Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund (Pequot Lakes)
  • Madden’s Pine Beach Scholarship Fund (Pillager)
  • Mary Jean Tillman Healthcare Scholarship Fund (Little Falls)
  • Pillager Scholarship Fund
  • Silver Lining Scholarship Fund (Little Falls)
  • Staples Knights of Columbus-Lloyd & Marion Giddings Scholarship Fund
  • The Bruske-Johnson Scholarship Fund (Isle)
  • Tollefson Scholarship (Pine City)
  • William & Ethel Nelson-Zimmerman Scholarship Fund (Royalton)
  • ZES Scholarship Fund (Zimmerman)

Special Project Funds

  • National Loon Center Project Fund (Crosslake)
  • Sourcewell Region 5 Food Security Fund
  • Wadena City Library Fund – Renovation Project

Contact Us to Start a Fund

The Initiative Foundation is proud to host a variety of Partner Funds for families, businesses, nonprofit organizations and volunteer-led groups. Leave your legacy. Contact us today to create a fund that supports the causes that are important to you.

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