The Southwest Initiative Foundation is a single connection offering unlimited possibilities for leadership, relationship building, economic growth and social growth in southwest Minnesota.
We focus our efforts on helping all our kids–and the communities they call home–to succeed.
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, 30 years later, 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.