The latest issue of Looking Forward, Giving Back celebrates Phase I of Grow Our Own, a 10-year commitment by our Board of Directors to create
Believe in Southwest
A Message from President/CEO Diana Anderson
I love inspiring quotes from smart, thoughtful people. They pack so much meaning into just a few words and motivate us to think and act in noble ways.
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was a businessman, soldier, conservationist, and the 26th president of the United States. He challenged everyday citizens to, "Do what you can, where you are, and with what you have."
Through my work at Southwest Initiative Foundation, I have the opportunity to connect with innovative entrepreneurs, dedicated community leaders, enthusiastic educators, sharp students—and so many others. They are doing what they can, where they are, with what they have to make our region strong and vibrant.
Here are some of my experiences connecting with the people who impact southwest Minnesota.
The opportunity to work with communities through a local foundation model was one of the things that drew me to working at Southwest Initiative
Impact Innovations is a global manufacturing company that specializes in seasonal décor, paper, and fabrics as well as commercial printing and
What would it look like 30 years from now if all of the high school graduates bound for four-year colleges left southwest Minnesota and never came
I am so grateful to the thoughtful, accomplished people who spent the day sharing their personal journeys and best ideas with us at the 2018 Grow Our
By Diana Anderson, President and CEO Last night, I had the honor of attending the Granite Falls Area Community Foundation’s annual grant awards
Farm kids learn valuable lessons from a young age. Early mornings, late nights and tough years build hard work and discipline. Caring for animals
Many farm families take an annual “knee high by Fourth of July” photo to show how tall the corn is. Some of those snapshots have three or four
By Diana Anderson, President and CEO Yesterday, I was honored to speak at Ridgewater College’s commencement in Hutchinson. I’m incredibly proud of
By Diana Anderson, President and CEO I recently attended a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors and the community