Civic & Community
Our Mission: To empower people throughout Central Minnesota to build a thriving economy, vibrant communities and a lasting culture of generosity.
The Initiative Foundation’s 14-county service area includes Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright counties and the sovereign Native nations of the Leech Lake and Mille Lacs Bands of Ojibwe. We are proud to serve more than 750,000 residents. Our region is diverse in its population, environment and economy. Each hometown and Native community has its own unique character and local assets.
Initiative Foundation is an independent foundation supported by individuals, families, businesses and organizations who want to strengthen Central Minnesota.