This annual impact report shines a light on our partners, donors and the community relationships that power our mission. Their generosity and dedication make it possible to address critical community needs in pursuit of economic mobility for all our kids and families.
Founded in 1999, the nonprofit Learning Funhouse child care center serves families from all over Renville County. Southwest Initiative Foundation supports community planning, public policy, project investment and technical assistance, public relations and appreciation, and professional development for child care in southwest Minnesota.
The Darwin Community Legacy Foundation has made its mark on Darwin and the surrounding area by raising more than $1 million in its first six years. The local foundation is an affiliate partner of Southwest Initiative Foundation, and its mission is to provide a better community for tomorrow through charitable giving today.
Ruben and Wendi Valdez have opened Auto Nation repair shop in Redwood Falls with help from Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program and DEED’s Minnesota Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program. The new business is located one block off Minnesota Highway 71 along Redwood Falls Airport Road.
Together, we thrive. You’re the reason we’re hopeful for the future of our region. Your innovative business ideas, your creative community projects, your genuine care for your neighbors, your generous
Javier Valenzuela followed a hard path growing up, one he hopes others won’t have to take. He’s using martial arts to help kids find their way. His Train 2 Thrive