Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

525 Florence Ave
P.O. Box 695
Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-455-3215

Connect with Us

Office hours

Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Send us a message

Your questions and concerns are important to us. If you wish to reach a particular staff member, please visit our staff page.

Don’t know where to start? Email and we’ll connect you with the right person.


Media Inquiries

Journalists can email communications director Katie Godfrey at

Request Copy of 990 or Annual Audit

A copy of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s most recent Form 990 or Annual Audit is available upon request.
Please contact Brian Conzemius, Vice President & CFO, at for a copy.

Sponsorship Requests

Limited dollars are available to sponsor events within our region that support economic development, early childhood, community vitality and philanthropic efforts. In order to help promote your event we expect all sponsorship requests at least 60 days prior to the event taking place. Our average sponsorship award is $500. If you would like to make a sponsorship request, you may contact Jennifer Heien, Grants Coordinator, 507.214.7040 with the details of your request and you will be connected with the appropriate program staff member. We may require you to fill out an application request and require all sponsorship awardees to provide a summary report after the event has taken place.