As one of six regional funds founded by The McKnight Foundation in the 1980s, we were created to provide financial resources, creative leadership and hope for a brighter future.
Today, Southwest Initiative Foundation is an independent community foundation. We have become a trusted partner and regional leader. We bring together resources, expertise and inspiration to make our rural region and communities stronger.
To be a catalyst, facilitating opportunities for economic and social growth by developing and challenging leaders to build on the region’s assets.
For Southwest Minnesota:
A highly productive and engaged region where growing numbers of people choose to live and work.