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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

 

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Organization Information


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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Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development
December 10, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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December 08, 2019: Isaiah News

2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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November 27, 2019: Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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November 05, 2019: Asian Pacific MN Complete Count 2020 Project

API Heritage Month Speech by Sia Her, Executive Director at MN State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, at U of WI, Eau Claire -- May 2019 

 

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October 01, 2019: DMC Discovery Square Design Process

September 2019 and May 2019 Presentations to DMCC Board.

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August 23, 2019: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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July 31, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

Y Membership Scholarship Application Announcement.

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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

Lvl 2: C2C: Prenatal-K Development

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Site Information
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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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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