Tag: Initiative Foundation

Newbanks Named Director of Development for Initiative Foundation

LITTLE FALLS, MN—The Initiative Foundation announced today that Carl Newbanks, accredited Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP), has been promoted to the director of development position. Newbanks previously served as the Foundation’s grants and development manager. Before joining the Foundation, he served as the director of program development and…
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November 7, 2022 0

Partnership Delivers $675,000 to Regional Small Businesses

LITTLE FALLS, MN—The Initiative Foundation announced today the award of $675,000 to 86 of Central Minnesota’s smallest businesses affected by the pandemic. The special grant program, supported by the Otto Bremer Trust, focused on businesses owned by people of color, women, veterans, and those located in smaller communities and rural areas. “These grants support businesses…
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October 10, 2022 0

Greater Lakes Association of Realtors Supports Randall Flood Recovery

LITTLE FALLS, MN—Many Randall-area residents continue to face challenges as they work to recover from a June 23-24 storm that dropped more than a foot of rain and caused widespread flooding when the Little Elk River overflowed its banks. About 40 homes and businesses were affected by the floodwaters. The National Weather Service deemed the…
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September 20, 2022 0

Foundations Award Over $20K in Rural Poverty Grants

St. Cloud, Minnesota — The Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation jointly announced today that they’ve awarded seven grants, totaling $20,700 through the 2022 Rural Poverty Grant Round. Grant recipients are as follows:New Pathways, Inc. in Cambridge received $4,000 to help provide shelter and resources for families experiencing homelessness.Bridges of Hope in Brainerd…
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August 31, 2022 0

Disaster Recovery Checks Being Delivered to Randall Area

LITTLE FALLS, MN—Disaster recovery checks are going out during the next two weeks to 32 Randall-area homeowners and two nonprofits hit hard by a June 23-24 storm that dropped more than a foot of rain and caused the Little Elk River to overflow its banks. In total, $83,500 is being distributed by the Randall Area…
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August 15, 2022 0

Initiative Foundation Awards Nearly $2.8 Million in Second-Quarter Grants

Minnesota DEED and Otto Bremer Trust partnerships deliver big impact for businesses and nonprofitsLITTLE FALLS, MN—The Initiative Foundation delivered 233 grants during the second quarter of 2022 totaling nearly $2.8 million. More than half of the grants went to businesses affected by the pandemic through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic…
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August 8, 2022 0