The Southwest Initiative Foundation is a single connection offering unlimited possibilities for leadership, relationship building, economic growth and social growth in southwest Minnesota.
We focus our efforts on helping all our kids–and the communities they call home–to succeed.
Today, 30 years later, Southwest Initiative Foundation is an independent community foundation. We have become a trusted partner and regional leader. We bring together resources, expertise and inspiration to make our rural region and communities stronger.
What does the Southwest Initiative Foundation do?
The short answer is that we work to make southwest Minnesota a great place.
To do that, we:
- Organize and support community leaders
- Challenge business and community leaders to address the issues and opportunities facing our region
- Invest in businesses and provide business lending
- Help businesses grow and improve
- Process many gifts and grants
- Share southwest Minnesota stories and promote our region
As you read our stories, you’ll learn that we’re a unique organization that is proud to work together with many special people who make southwest Minnesota an incredible place.