SMIF provides up to $20,000 to launch new early childhood development programs/projects that inspire collaboration and demonstrate results. RFP is typically released in December. For more information please contact Jennifer Heien, Grants Coordinator, at 507-214-7040 or jenniferh@smifoundation.org.

Incentive Grant Guidelines (subject to change)

Examples of Past Grantees

Every Hand Joined

Every child. Every opportunity. Every step of the way.

In September 2012, after 18 months of research, leaders from Red Wing Public Schools, businesses, non-profits, local government and philanthropic foundations came together to focus on Red Wing's most important resource--it's youth--with the birth of Every Hand Joined.  This initiative was fueled by an economy to support and maintain a more educated workforce for Red Wing and the surrounding region. It's mission is to imagine the impact of a united community where the schools, parents, businesses and non-profits all come together to lift up the potential of all children. Children would thrive and have opportunity in a demanding and changing world. Every Hand Joined is focused on five main things: 

  1. Every child is prepared for school
  2. Every child is supported inside and outside of school
  3. Every child succeeds academically
  4. Every child enters some form of post-secondary education or training
  5. Every child completes their post-secondary education or training and enters a career

With Every Hand Joined's five goals in place, and thanks to various support like the incentive grants awarded by SMIF, there is a vision set in place to help better the community.

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