Erin Lilli Audio Workshop

Small Town Grant recipient: Stories YES Houston

Grantee Media Guidelines

Congratulations on receiving a grant from Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation! We are proud to support your important work strengthening the communities of southern Minnesota. As a recipient of this grant, we want to make it easy for you to showcase all the excellent work your organization does, and ensure this work gets the attention it deserves.

To help the public gain awareness, both of your project and SMIF’s work, we request that you recognize SMIF’s contribution, where appropriate, on signage, brochures, web site or publicity you generate about your project.

When referring to your grant, please use the following statement: This project was funded in part by Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

When acknowledging the grant in presentations, brochures, posters or other visual materials, please use the SMIF logo. Download the logo here.

We recommend submitting a press release to your local media contacts. Download a press release template here.

Connect with SMIF on social media: we are on FacebookInstagram and Twitter under the handle @smifound. To maximize the reach of your social media presence, we encourage you to share grant highlights on your own social media accounts and tag @smifound in the post.


Questions about developing public awareness of your grant should be directed to SMIF communications staff at

Phone: 507-214-7022