Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

Social Enterprise Program Expands to 41 Counties

Up to 7 will be selected; 2-year Initiators Fellowship application opens May 15!

The Initiators Fellowship, launched by the Initiative Foundation of Little Falls in 2016, is expanding to include the regions of Southwest Initiative Foundation and West Central Initiative, covering a total of 41 counties in Greater Minnesota.

Applications for the 2020-21 cohort open May 15 and close July 15, 2019. The two-year Fellowship will award a $30,000 annual stipend to up to seven early stage entrepreneurs who want to tackle a social challenge and pursue leadership growth. In addition to the annual stipend, Fellows benefit from an executive-level mentor, deep programming, educational opportunities and support from dedicated staff members. A complete definition of social entrepreneurship and other details can be found at in the resources section.