Cohesive, Joyful, Thruiving Community For All Ages

Who We Are

The Greater Pequot Lakes Community Foundation

is a Partner Fund of the Initiative Foundation led by an advisory board of local volunteers who have made a commitment to strengthen our communities. Created in 2018, our goal is to build a constant source of capital and income to meet the needs and interests of the Greater Pequot Lakes area far into the future. Our mission is to foster creative and collaborative approaches to projects and initiatives that support our communities.


Created in 1986, the Initiative Foundation is powering possible to help Central Minnesota people build and sustain thriving communities. The Foundation serves the 14 counties of Central Minnesota, providing nonprofit grants, business loans, leadership training and an array of donor services. We believe that local people have the greatest sum of initiative, knowledge and relationships to achieve a brighter future.

In partnership with the Greater Pequot Lakes Community Foundation, the Initiative Foundation oversees and manages financial contributions for the fund. The Foundation also provides staff support to the advisory board and ensures compliance with legal and professional standards. These services allow volunteer leaders to focus on meeting community needs and enhancing the local quality of life. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions to the fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.