A key strategy for community foundations to do good work is to build a strong endowment–sort of like a savings account for the community it serves.
For Southwest Initiative Foundation, our SWIF General Endowment supports our entire southwest Minnesota regional community. Our general endowment is a permanent resource. The principal is invested and never spent – only the income is used to support grantmaking and programming.
When you give to the SWIF General Endowment, you provide the greatest flexibility to respond to the future needs and opportunities of our region.
One special way to help us build this important resource is to become a Growing Home Circle member by pledging $1,000 or more annually to the SWIF General Endowment.