Grants The Initiative Foundation awards grants across the 14 counties and two Native nations of Central Minnesota. Grants are provided for projects and programs that advance shared missions to empower people across Central Minnesota to build a thriving economy, vibrant communities, and a lasting culture of generosity.
Eligibility Grant applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits, school districts, or local units of government that serve the people and communities in Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, and/or Wright counties, and the Native nations of the Leech Lake and Mille Lacs Bands of Ojibwe operating within the boundaries of the 14-county region. Funding requests for use outside of this geography will not be considered. Individuals are not eligible to apply for grant funding.
Community Building From childcare solutions to disaster response to job-creating clean-energy initiatives, the Initiative Foundation is your trusted local partner for community, childcare, economic development and workforce solutions.