Your generous donation to a local community foundation will support grassroots efforts to make an impact on the lives of those living in our region. Gifts to a community foundation's endowment fund perpetually provide funding for the foundation now and into the future.

The 23 community foundations under SMIF’s guidance have granted out over $2.5 million and have netted over $2 million in assets to benefit the future of their communities. What have they funded? Everything from technology grants to historic preservation!

St. James Area Foundation teamed up with SMIF’s matching grant program for Community Foundations and the local EDA to offer an internship program for nine high school students to assist local businesses. The program was a huge success! One intern served at the local True Value Radio Shack, gaining valuable life experience.

The Rushford-Peterson School District was in need of playground equipment for special needs youth. The Rushford Community Foundation (RCF) was happy to assist! RCF partnered with SMIF through the matching grant program to fund the school's purchase of an omni-spin and swing for special needs children. The new equipment quickly became a favorite of students at the school.















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