The Southwest Initiative Foundation’s Growing Home Circle is an opportunity for individuals and businesses that care deeply about southwest Minnesota to generously support the continued economic and social well-being of the region.
Growing Home Circle members support all areas of our work–from helping entrepreneurs start new businesses to distributing books to young children, and so much more.
Members of our Growing Home Circle pledge to give an annual contribution of $1,000 or more to the SWIF General Endowment based on our fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). In addition, any gift to the SWIF General Endowment is matched dollar-for-dollar by The McKnight Foundation—immediately doubling its impact!
Your gift can be made in a variety of ways, from outright cash to gifts of stock or real estate. In addition, your annual contribution can be completed at one time or through multiple installments.
You can realize the benefits
There are many benefits to being a Growing Home Circle member. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our most committed donors. As our very dearest friends who share our vision for the region, members receive:
- Special recognition in our publications and at our events
- An invitation to a special reception
- A bi-monthly e-newsletter, keeping them up-to-date on all of the new and exciting things at SWIF
Growing Home Circle honors individuals, organizations and businesses that pledge to give an annual contribution of $1,000 or more to the SWIF General Endowment to help SWIF meet the Phase VII challenge from The McKnight Foundation. Gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar by McKnight!
Fiscal Year 2016 Members (ended June 30, 2016)
Growing Home Circle Charter Members are those who joined between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2006, the initial phase of the campaign that was developed in order to secure the full matching challenge grant from The McKnight Foundation for Phase V. The charter phase raised over $267,000 through 107 memberships, and those gifts were matched dollar-for-dollar by McKnight, helping us exceed our campaign goal!
We are so grateful for these charter members for their visionary and generous commitment to the Southwest Initiative Foundation during this new and exciting endeavor to build a solid base of financial support from individuals and businesses who care about the future of this region. Through the success of the charter phase, the SWIF general endowment now provides over $1 million per year for programs and projects in the 18 counties of southwest Minnesota.