Members of our Emerging Leaders Cabinet directed $26,000 in grants from Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) to communities across southwest
Mini Biff is a small business with an important job behind the scenes of summer — keeping things running smoothly at weddings, concerts, county fairs
Tim Connell is retiring from the Southwest Initiative Foundation Board of Directors after six-and-a-half years of service. Tim’s leadership has guided
Jan Lundebrek of Benson has a long history of being a champion for Southwest Initiative Foundation and has brought her pride, passion and excitement
Last year marked the 45th anniversary of a child care center in Slayton opened by the community, for the community. Wonder World Preschool Inc.
Nearly 400 child care providers celebrated Child Care Provider Appreciation Day on May 11 with Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF). As part of the
Since she joined the child care profession in 1980, Tammy Wachter has cared for more than 500 children, ages 6 weeks to 10 years, in four states.
Access to child care is the fastest growing economic issue in southwest Minnesota. We are committed to finding solutions that help families, employers
Leave it to a local excavating firm to take on DIY child care: What was once a restaurant is now a brightly lit space where kids come to learn and
In southwest Minnesota, child care providers care for more than 10,000 kids. Thanks for all you do! If you’re a family-based provider or a child