Grant Awarded to Southwest Initiative Foundation

Minnesota Business Finance Corporation (MBFC) awarded a grant of $1,500 to the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) in Hutchinson, MN.  Nadene Kruize, Senior Vice President of MBFC presented the check to Diana Anderson, President and CEO of SWIF.

MBFC is proud to partner with Anderson to support the SWIF and their efforts with the 2016 Grow Our Own Summit.  This summit brought together 500+ civic, business and community leaders to raise awareness, disseminate research and key information fostering conversation about the opportunity gap facing the southwest region of Minnesota.

(Pictured: Diana Anderson, President and CEO of Southwest Initiative Foundation
and Nadene Kruize, Senior Vice President of MBFC)


A key focus of this event was addressing approximately one in six southwest Minnesota children live in poverty. SWIF has made a strategic decision to hone the focus of their work and align efforts to support all southwest Minnesota kids and the communities they call home.

For more information about SWIF and Grow Our Own cause please visit their website  by clicking the link here:  SWIF

Please contact Tom Saehr, President & CEO of MBFC, for more information about the MBFC Grant Program and the application details for your organization.

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