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Organization: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Foundation

Organization Mission: 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.

 

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 Who We Are


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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship

Key reports on: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation


Community Asset Building and Early Literacy Grants (March 26, 2024)

Grant Opportunities: 

Due April 17, 2024 Community Asset Building and Health and Wellness Priorities Grants

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (October 30, 2023)

1; Oct 2023 Inclusive and Equitable Communities Grant

2. 2019 impact report

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May 21, 2024: M.O.V.E: Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer and Application to join M.O.V.E.

5/10/2024 Conversation Olmsted County Rep and CMRC Rep.: Regarding Olmsted County Community Council's DEI initiative called Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E) 

Rochester Area Foundation Support Message

 

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May 17, 2024: Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

2023 Olmsted County Housing Profile

State of MN Profile and Findings

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May 17, 2024: Minnesota Department of Health May 2034 News

May 2024 Health Equity Community Survey

May 2024 MDH Newsletter: COVID-19 in Min; Funding; Jobs; Upcoming Testing & Vaccination Events

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May 06, 2024: Free FAFSA Support for Community Based Organizations
5/6/2024 Announcement: CBO hosting a College Financial Aid Event to receive $1000 grant

Cradle 2 Career (C2C), Rochester Public Schools (RPS), and Arch to Philanthropy are launching a College Coordinator Pilot to provide College Based Organizations (CBOs) resources for College Readiness.

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May 02, 2024: 2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024:

April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 

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May 01, 2024: Community Outreach Public Relations
Austin KSMQ R-Town Program Interview Segment about CMRC

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April 27, 2024: 2024 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Updates
DMC Updates April 29 Presentation to City Council Study Session 

Transit Village

Business Development

Historic District

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April 22, 2024: Credible Mind and Collective Impact
Introducing Credible Mind to support CHNA collaboration. 

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April 19, 2024: Rochester Vision 2050
The visioning effort calls for soliciting broad community input to help propose desired strategic initiatives based on desired outcomes through 2050.

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April 18, 2024: Rochester Public Library Facilities and Operations Master Plan –Request for Proposals
The Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, is seeking proposals from consultants and groups with experience working with libraries to engage in a robust, community co-design and collaborative process for a Facilities and Operations Master Plan.

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April 01, 2024: EBE Presentation to City Council Study Session
1. Part of Feb 26, 2024 City Council Study Session on DEI: Presentation Slides include actions and measures to City Council Study Session and Link to City Council video 

2. Career Opportunities for Women of Color

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March 27, 2024: Full-Time Career Navigator: Built Environment Wanted

Application Due April 5, 2024: Workforce Development, Inc. is seeking a friendly and professional Career Navigator to join our team.  

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March 21, 2024: Requests for Action Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

City Council Approved Requests for City Council Approval of two DEI Contracts: 

Contract 1: 2024: Professional Development: Cultural Humility Series $41.3K; 

Contact 2 : Critical Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Audit ($30K); Cultural Humility Professional Development Series: Digging Deeper $13.5K ;  

Video clip of council discussions and voting and related info about GoodEnough.

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Best Practice ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Entrepreneurship

Lvl 2: C2C: Prenatal-K Development

DMC Impact:

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Collective Impact ; ICI

Site Information
Project Phase Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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