in gifts donated to all funds
$13,820 raised by annual campaign thanks to a donor’s matching gift - for a total of $27,640
supported our work
Grow Our Own
people attended the 2018 Grow Our Own Summit. Special thanks to the 30 volunteers who served on our Summit Outreach Committee. We also sponsored, presented at, and attended dozens of community events to share the Grow Our Own message.
$1.8 million secured for Grow Our Own programming
to support nonprofits, schools, and organizations
granted from all funds to support regional work
30 loans totaling
$13.8 million leveraged
7 new businesses
are solely owned by women
students in 25 elementary schools participated in the SWIF-sponsored Stingers Baseball Reading Program to encourage reading and parent engagement
Child Care Provider Appreciation Day packets sent to family and center providers
We broadcast the Grow Our Own Summit highlights and "our kids" message in partnership with Pioneer Public Television, whose coverage area includes 2.5 million households
18,404 new website visitors
new community foundation partners: Cottonwood and Glencoe
We launched a new online portal for our fund partners, and 70 volunteer board members attended training for this digital tool.
Strengthening Relationships with Elected Officials
President/CEO Diana Anderson takes part in a live radio broadcast at Farmfest with Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Youth and Family Officer Jodi Maertens co-hosted host Sen. Tina Smith in Pipestone for a community conversation about child care.
Staff participated in a philanthropy roundtable hosted by Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan.