Investing in local non-profits

Focus Areas

Our current funding priorities include 3 major areas of focus, though we will consider all proposals that enhance the quality of life of Morrison County residents.

Priority funding will support:  

  1. Education, especially in the development of informed and engaged citizens. 
  2. Health, including both mental and physical health needs.  
  3. Developing Welcoming Communities, especially through programs that emphasize community connectedness, improve community appearance, and/or support equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. 

How to Apply

For technical issues or questions about the Initiative Foundation online grant application system, login and follow instructions.

Build: To build a permanent, flexible and dependable endowment fund that benefits local communities

Invest: To strategically invest in projects that achieve the greatest impact on local quality of life

Serve: To serve donors and reward their generosity by helping them leave a legacy and maximize tax advantages

Manage: To manage charitable gifts in a prudent manner for the long-term benefit of the area

Assemble: To assemble a diverse and knowledgeable advisory board to help govern the Foundation

Provide: To provide leadership to address important community needs or pursue new progressive opportunities