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November 6, 2018
Viewpoint: Community resource events coming in 2019
Autumn is one of my favorite times of year — not just because of the beautiful colors, but because it means it's time for our Annual Luncheon....
November 6, 2018 - 5:00am
October 3, 2018
Column: Collaborating for regional vitality
A couple of years ago we went through a rebranding exercise at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and settled on the tagline "collaborating...
October 3, 2018 - 4:14pm
May 4, 2018
Column: Invest in small businesses, small towns
The Small Business Administration celebrates America's small business owners during National Small Business Week, April 29 through May 5. According...
May 4, 2018 - 3:21pm
March 6, 2018
Column: AmeriCorps changes lives, shapes the future
Giving back to our communities is infused in American culture, whether through donating to charity, serving in the military or volunteering....
March 6, 2018 - 3:36pm
February 8, 2018
Viewpoint: REV up with tangible community goals
At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, we know that growth comes from within. In all of our programming we aim to lift up the communities...
February 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 5, 2017
Column: Entrepreneurship starts with encouragement
For the second year, Minnesota ranks first of the 25 largest states in the Kauffman Index for Main Street Entrepreneurship. We have the highest rate of business owners (7.75 percent), established small business density (687.2 small businesses per 1,000 firms) and business survival...
May 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
October 6, 2016
COLUMN: Rural Pulse: Optimistic, but not welcoming
By Tim Penny, President of Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund In the height of this election season, pollsters are busy making calls. More useful (and less annoying) are poll results from an ongoing survey called the Rural Pulse. Grand Rapids-based Blandin Foundation also spent the...
October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 24, 2010
Column: Generosity makes an impact on our region
At this time of the year we are surrounded with opportunities to share good will and help others who are less fortunate. It's also when we hear wonderful stories about lives that were changed because of someone's generosity. Here at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation we have...
December 24, 2010 - 10:15am
November 4, 2010
Column: SMIF responds when disaster hits area
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has invested in the economic future of rural Minnesota for 24 years. Our investments have typically been made in partnership with local banks and economic development agencies.
November 4, 2010 - 7:33am
September 2, 2010
Column: Initiative Foundation looks ahead
For 24 years, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has engaged in partnerships that inspire economic success throughout our 20-county region. In fiscal 2010 (July 2009-June 2010), SMIF invested more than $4.7 million into 151 successful workforce and business projects. Each...
September 2, 2010 - 4:52pm
August 18, 2010
Early childhood education needs more allies
Last month, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation's BookStart program, in partnership with Capstone Publishing, granted 28 community organizations a total of 5,000 books. These organizations -- schools, early learning centers and libraries -- are committed to distributing books...
August 18, 2010 - 3:36pm
July 8, 2010
Column: Entrepreneurs are helping to bolster the economy
It appears there's an uptick in small business creation here in Minnesota, according to data compiled by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. His office has seen a big spike in new business filings that translates into a 15 percent increase from 2008 to 2009. The state's small business...
July 8, 2010 - 7:02am
June 11, 2010
Minnesota's young children deserve better
Research shows that nearly one in every two children entering Minnesota kindergartners is not ready to learn. That is why Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has made early childhood education one of its primary areas of interest, and has invested more than $4.3 million in...
June 11, 2010 - 12:50am
April 13, 2010
Column: Gap funding essential to region's growth
Even with signs of a slow economic recovery, it is hard to be optimistic. Almost every sector is still struggling to regain ground after a harrowing 2008-2009. But from housing to manufacturing to retail to services, employers, large and small, are starting to hire workers.
April 13, 2010 - 12:48am
March 19, 2010
Column: Shape young lives through books
For each of its seven years, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation's BookStart has strived to put a book into the hands of every child across our 20-county region. Together with donor partner Capstone Publishers, SMIF established BookStart with a mission to encourage a lifelong...
March 19, 2010 - 12:44am