What We Do

For 30 years, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has been making investments in the 20 counties of south central and southeastern Minnesota. Through generous donations and collaboration we:

Provide loans to businesses that create and support jobs.

Award early childhood, economic development, and community grants to schools, governments, and nonprofit organizations.

Build partnerships that lead to collaboration.

Support and manage local community foundations.

Help you give back to your community.

View our 30 Voices for 30 Years to learn more about SMIF's collaborative impact


What's New?

Open Applications

SMIF is Hiring: Join SMIF's Prosperity Initiative Team
Communications Intern (PTE) & Grants Intern (PTE)


AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative Member: 10 Open Positions
Immediate and on-going application process to fill positions for 2016-17


AmeriCorps VISTA: Join SMIF's Prosperity Initiative Team
Deadline: October 20, 2016


Featured Events:

Knowledge and Competency Framework (KCF) Event, October 7, 2016

2016 Annual Luncheon and Open House - 30th Anniversary Celebration, October 12, 2016

Pre-K to Grade 3 Alignment Strategy Sessions, October 17, 18, 19, 2016

Early Childhood Care Conference : Educated providers = successful kids, October 29, 2016

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