Supporting our Community

We want to connect with those who share our lifetime passion for the people and community of Delano. Our donors are as varied as the community we serve. Whether this is your first gift, or you seek to increase the strategic impact of your charitable giving, we offer the information and options you need.

Together, we can achieve a brighter future for our children and grandchildren. It’s easy to make a difference in a way that’s meaningful for you!

If your employer makes matching donations for their employees, be sure to find out their process before making your gift.

Delano 4th of July 5K run attracts about 500 runners. Delano is home to the oldest and largest 4th of July celebration in Minnesota. The first celebration was held in 1857.

When you give to the Delano Area Community Foundation endowment fund, your gift establishes an enduring legacy that will benefit the people of Delano for years to come. We accept credit card donations through our online portal. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated!

Prefer to mail a check? Please write the check to Initiative Foundation-DACF, note the purpose of your contribution on the memo line, and mail to:

Initiative Foundation

Attn: Delano Area Community Foundation

405 First St SE

Little Falls, MN 56345

If you would like to contribute another type of gift, please call the Initiative Foundation at (320) 632-9255. An Initiative Foundation staff member will be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process.

You can help by spreading the word about grant opportunities, events and the ability for donors to leave a lasting contribution.

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Making a charitable bequest in your will is often the easiest way to make a significant gift. You can continue to help make an important difference in the Delano area. Gifts large and small are important. Creating a lasting legacy is easier than you might think!

If you would like to leave Delano Area Community Foundation in your will, make another type of planned gift or contribute an appreciated asset, please visit the Initiative Foundation website for more information.

  • Impact your community and leave a legacy
  • Achieve your long-term goals through a variety of gift options and tax benefits
  • Ensure the economic prosperity of Central MN both now and into the future

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. In partnership with the Delano Area Community Foundation, the Initiative Foundation owns and manages financial contributions for the Delano Area Community Foundation. No goods or services will be exchanged for your gift.

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 Your Investment Securing the Future of the Delano Community

In 2013, Forbes selected Delano over every other town in America as the “Best School for Your Housing Buck”. Delano graduates regularly outperform students across the state in college entrance exams and standardized tests.