Breaking new ground with investments in
Early Childhood & Entrepreneurs
Since 1986, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has been a catalyst for economic growth in 20 Minnesota counties. Over the past 28 years, SMIF has worked to leverage assets, foster collaboration, increase funding, and enhance knowledge.
$100,000 in Grants Available
SMIF's Incentive Grant Program is designed to support new asset-based collaborative approaches that demonstrate measurable results related to SMIF's early childhood and entrepreneur development goals. <<More>>
Southern Minnesota Economic Summit
Join us for the first ever Southern Minnesota Economic Summit, April 29-30 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. Connect with business leaders, economic experts, valuable regional resources, and industry specialists! <<More>>