Healthy Community Initiative

Thriving Youth. Thriving Community.


Supported Programs

How We Support Our Programs

We collaborate on more than 30+ initiatives in Rice County! We convene like-minded organizations and provide them with support, allowing them to further leverage their resources for programs that benefit youth and families.

See Our Impact

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We Share Knowledge

With over 30 years of experience and up-to-date information about national youth development trends, initiatives and evidence-based practices, HCI is well-equipped to offer advice and training to organizations that serve and engage youth.

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We Make Connections and Convene Meetings for Results

Our deep understanding of the youth service landscape allows us to make meaningful connections with partners and prospective partners. And when meetings take place, we work with hosting organizations to set the agenda, facilitate the meetings, take the minutes and map out the next steps to ensure progress and accountability.

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We Write and Report Grants

HCI has an excellent track record of identifying and securing grant funding for youth-based programs. And we’ve never met a funder that doesn’t appreciate our close attention to detail in the reporting process. Since 2005, we have secured more than $2o million in grants from outside the community to benefit local youth efforts.

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We Help Track and Evaluate Effectiveness

In collaboration with our program partners, we identify objectives, develop systems to collect meaningful program data, implement evaluations to measure impact, and produce data-driven evaluation reports for stakeholders and funders.

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We Build Capacity

By providing infrastructure support – collaborating on administrative services, sharing office space, serving as a fiscal agent and/or staffing programs with HCI employees – we allow like-minded initiatives to steadily grow and focus on their mission-driven programs that benefit youth and families.

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We Help Implement Activities

We don’t shy away from rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. We will do whatever we can to see that goals are achieved and that youth – and our communities – thrive.

Programs We Support

Transportation Co-op

Partnering with the Northfield Area Family YMCA to provide transportation options to local youth-serving programs, helping kids and families get to activities

Learn About HCI

Now that you’ve seen all the programs we support, learn more about HCI.