The Morrison County Area Foundation is a Partner Fund of the Initiative Foundation that serves as a vehicle for gathering and distributing charitable gifts to make a lasting contribution to our communities. The endowment fund serves as a charitable investment account in which the principal contributions are never spent; only the earnings provide a flexible, dependable funding stream to support important projects.

Our advisory board is comprised of local volunteers who have a vision for strengthening our communities.

Board Members:

Jon Blissenbach, Chair

Kyle Hoggarth, Vice Chair

Sarah Radermacher, Secretary

Brian Skluzacek, Treasurer

Steve Andres, Lee Boyles, Jenifer Odette, Angie Petersen, Amber Rausch, Brenda Weiss-Pesta, Jason Wrolie

Vision

Our vision is to achieve an outstanding quality of life and community vitality that makes Morrison County one of the most desirable places to live, work and raise a family in Minnesota.

Created in 1986, the Initiative Foundation is powering possible to help Central Minnesota people build and sustain thriving communities. The Foundation serves the 14 counties of Central Minnesota, providing nonprofit grants, business loans, leadership training and an array of donor services. We believe that local people have the greatest sum of initiative, knowledge and relationships to achieve a brighter future.

Partnership

The Morrison County Area Foundation became a permanent endowment fund of the Initiative Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Foundation in 2001. Its advisory board is comprised of local volunteers who have a vision for strengthening their community.

The Morrison County Area Foundation’s endowment is a charitable investment account in which the principal contributions are never spent; only the earnings provide a flexible, dependable funding stream to support important projects. Our goal is to unite the generosity of those who care deeply for our local natural resources.