Initiative Foundation provides $5,000 grant to Boys & Girls Club during COVID-19

Initiative Foundation has provided Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota with a $5,000 grant to support the organization’s COVID-19 relief programs. The purpose of this funding is to specifically support Boys & Girls Club’s Emergency Services childcare program for essential workers during COVID-19, as well as the organization’s Grab and Go meal distribution program serving families that have suffered economically during the pandemic.

“The Boys & Girls Club is doing whatever it takes to support children and families in need during the pandemic,” said Mary Swingle, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Club. “We are so grateful for support from Initiative Foundation and many other community organizations and individuals that have reached out to help us fulfill our mission in this critical time of need.”

Initiative Foundation grants are awarded to Central Minnesota nonprofits and local government units that address opportunities or barriers to business growth and employment; advance economic security for children and families; support community-based early childhood literacy initiatives; provide training for future, displaced or underemployed workers; help small businesses survive and grow; enhance regional quality-of-life improvements; or lead to the development local natural disaster response and recovery efforts.

About the Initiative Foundation

The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation exists to improve the quality of life and to build stronger communities within its 14-county region of Central Minnesota by offering business financing, technical assistance, nonprofit grants, donor services and leadership training. Since 1986, the Initiative Foundation has invested multiple millions in the region through targeted grants and business financing investments.