Breaking new ground with investments in

Early Childhood & Entrepreneurs


Since 1986, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has been a catalyst for economic growth in 20 Minnesota counties. Over the past 28 years, SMIF has worked to leverage assets, foster collaboration, increase funding, and enhance knowledge.

Investing in Communities

Join us on Oct. 2 for our Annual Luncheon. This year, we will be highlighting our community development work and sharing success stories from the past year. <<Register>>


$100,000 in Grants Available

Incentive Grant applications are now open! How can we help you improve your community? We have $100,000 available for early childhood and economic development projects.  <<Learn More>>