The Initiative Foundation
is a regional Foundation serving the central Minnesota counties of
Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns,
Todd, Wadena and Wright. Through leadership training, financial investments and resource referral
the Foundation works with citizens to build and sustain healthy communities. Its business
financing programs meet the "gap" between the financing a local lender is able to provide and the
equity the owner is able to contribute.