Community Response Fund Announces Next Round of Emergency Grants

    May 20th, 2020

    MANKATO—The Community Response Fund (CRF) announces its next round of grants totaling $15,000 to two community organizations. These grants were awarded in response to the short-term emergency needs of nonprofits throughout our region due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    With the new grants included, the CRF has distributed a total of $170,450 to regional tax-exempt organizations since the fund launched March 20. View the full list to date at

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    The CRF will continue to grant funds on a rolling basis. If you are an organization and have questions about applying, please contact Sarah Beiswanger at

    The following community organizations received funding:

    • Get Mankato PPE for Personal Protective Equipment.
    • MN Council of Churches, Refugee Services for Mankato area refugee community COVID-19 education and support.

    About the Community Response Fund

    Established through the Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato Area Foundation, this fund is designed to respond swiftly in support of organizations that are serving the escalating needs of our communities affected by COVID-19. To learn more about the Community Response Fund, please visit or

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