Child Care and Early Childhood Education Fund

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

The Initiative Foundation and its Partner Funds
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Join the Foundation as it works with stakeholders to find solutions to the child care shortage.


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It's estimated that anywhere from 15,400 to more than 17,000 Central Minnesota children and their families lack child care opportunities, which inhibits development and school readiness. Equally important, said Don Hickman, vice president for community and workforce development at the Initiative Foundation, “is that many families are disengaged from the workforce because they can’t find quality, affordable care at a time when most employers in the region are urgently looking for skilled workers.”

The Initiative Foundation is responding to this challenge with its Child Care Solutions program. Visit to learn more. The program is supported through partnerships with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and First Children’s Finance.

As part of this work, we invite you to join Microbiologics, our first contributor with a $15,000 pledge to the Child Care & Early Childhood Education Fund, to help find solutions to the lack of quality, affordable child care across the 14-county region.

Your generous gift will support the fund's long-term investment objectives and the immediate needs of programs and operations.

Give online or make checks payable to Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345.

Thinking of a large donation or legacy gift?  Send an email to or call (320) 632-9255 for one-on-one guidance to maximize the return on your investment.

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