Giving for Good
A key strategy for community foundations to do good work is to build a strong endowment--sort of like a savings account for the community it serves.
The Initiative Foundation's General Endowment is a permanent resource that supports all of Central Minnesota. The principal is invested and never spent--only a portion of the investment income is used to support grant-making and programming.
Make your gift to the Initiative Foundation General Endowment today. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and greatly appreciated!
With the support of thousands, the Initiative Foundation is committed to developing a climate in which every person has an opportunity to succeed.
Through an array of programs, we work to cultivate the next generation of leaders; identify and lend a helping hand to new Central Minnesota entrepreneurs; help communities thrive and grow; support and educate the hundreds of nonprofits that serve our region; and inform and educate readers and Central Minnesota leaders through timely, insightful stories in IQ Magazine.
Support our programs and initiatives today!
Funds for Everyone
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.
From community foundations to educational funds to special project and field-of-interest funds, the Initiative Foundations and its Partner Funds are working together to ensure strong and vibrant communities throughout Central Minnesota.