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Alexandria Area Community Foundation

Local Foundation Receives Funding from Statewide Relief Efforts Amid COVID-19 Crisis

April 01, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) is pleased to announce that they, in partnership with CommunityGiving, have recently received a grant of $17,100 through the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for coronavirus relief. This funding, along with contributions to the Alexandria Response Fund, will be used to support local relief efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic which will include wide-scale initiatives to help meet critical basic needs as well as sustaining local organizations providing critical services through recovery.

Local Foundation Receives Funding from Statewide Relief Efforts Amid COVID-19 Crisis

April 01, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) is pleased to announce that they, in partnership with CommunityGiving, have recently received a grant of $17,100 through the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for coronavirus relief. This funding, along with contributions to the Alexandria Response Fund, will be used to support local relief efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic which will include wide-scale initiatives to help meet critical basic needs as well as sustaining local organizations providing critical services through recovery.

Alexandria Area Response Fund to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

March 20, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today that they will be putting an additional $5,000 into Alexandria Response Fund, now to serve those impacted by COVID-19. While the Alexandria Response Fund will continue to support those impacted by the downtown fire, the fund will now also be directed to the COVID-19 pandemic in our local community. Gifts via credit card can be directed to the fund at http://www.communitygiving.org/donate/alexandria-response-fund.

Alexandria Response Fund Established Following Downtown Fire

February 27, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – After Tuesday's devastating fire, your Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) has established a long term disaster relief fund called the Alexandria Response Fund. Gifts via credit card can be directed to the fund at http://www.communitygiving.org/donate/alexandria-response-fund . Checks can be sent to AACF c/o CommunityGiving 101 7th Ave S., Suite 100 Saint Cloud, MN 56301. Please specify Alexandria Response Fund on the memo line. Gifts made to the fund will initially be focused on assisting people impacted by the recent fire in downtown Alexandria. The fund will also be available in the future to assist with other potential disasters or catastrophic events. AACF will work with local agencies, such as West Central Communities Action, to disseminate charitable funds and assist those affected via these partnerships.

Holly Witt Named Executive Director of the Alexandria Area Community Foundation

October 17, 2019

Alexandria, Minn. – The Board of Directors of the Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) and CommunityGiving are pleased to announce the hiring of Holly Witt as the Executive Director of the Alexandria Area Community Foundation.

Local Programming Awarded Over $58,000 from Alexandria Area Community Foundation

October 07, 2019

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today that $58,500 has been awarded to local programs through their two most recent grant rounds. The Alexandria Area "Difference Maker" grant round awarded $45,000 to two organizations. The Ruth McDonald grant round awarded $13,500 to two organizations.

Four New Members Elected to AACF Board of Directors

September 30, 2019

Alexandria, Minn. –The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today the election of four new members to the AACF Board of Directors. Mary Jane Reif, Nick Heydt, Derek Holt and Linda Akenson have all been elected to serve an initial three year term.

Local Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

June 04, 2019

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) is now accepting grant applications for two grant rounds. The "Difference Maker" grant round seeks to support community initiatives through a variety of grants. Programs funded will bring about positive change in the Alexandria area community. The Ruth McDonald Fund grant round supports health and wellness in the Alexandria area - especially for the health needs of people in poverty. Both grant application deadlines are June 30th.

Bursch and LeBrasseur Honored by Alexandria Area Commmunity Foundation

May 08, 2019

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) honored Fred Bursch and Kathyrn LeBrasseur with the "Ruth McDonald Award in Philanthropy" on Monday, May 6 at their Annual Dinner. The celebration of community and philanthropy was held at the Arrowwod Resort, Hotel and Conference Center with over 325 people in attendance.

Alexandria Area Community Foundation Announces Recipients of "Difference Maker" Grants

November 02, 2018

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today the recipients of their "Difference Maker" Grants. The Alexandria Arts Association received $10,000, We Got Your Back received $9,000, Kindred Family Focus received $2,000, Veterans Memorial Park received $10,000 and the North Star Sports Complex received $7,500.