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Alexandria Area Community Foundation

Alexandria Area Response Fund Shifts Focus to Support Pandemic Recovery Efforts

October 27, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today that the Alexandria Response Fund is shifting its granting focus to include supporting recovery of organizations as they transition back to fulfilling their core mission in serving the community. Eligible organizations include 501c(3) nonprofits, schools, and government entities that serve the residents of Douglas County. For more information, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants.

Local Programming Awarded Over $12,000 from Alexandria Area Community Foundation

October 26, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today that $12,189 has been awarded to local programs through the Ruth McDonald Fund grant round. The Ruth McDonald Fund grant round supports health and wellness programming in the Alexandria area, especially for the health needs of people in poverty.

Local Students Awarded $5,000 in Scholarships through the Alexandria Area Community Foundation

October 01, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF), in conjunction with CommunityGiving, is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients of the Thomas J. Reif Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Tommy and Alla Solberg Endowment Fund for this 2020-2021 school year.

Alexandria Response Fund Grants $30,000 to Local Organizations for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

June 16, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today the most recent grant recipients from the Alexandria Response Fund to support local COVID-19 relief efforts. The Alexandria Response Fund has awarded an additional $30,000 in grant funding. In total, the Alexandria Response Fund has granted $70,000 for local COVID-19 relief efforts.

Alexandria Response Fund Grants $40,000 to Local Organizations for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

May 12, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today the most recent grant recipients from the Alexandria Response Fund to support local COVID-19 relief efforts. The Alexandria Response Fund made eight grants totaling $40,000.

AACF Board of Directors Approves "Commitment to Our Community Resolution

May 08, 2020

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they, in partnership with CommunityGiving, have recently approved the "Commitment to Our Community" resolution. The "Commitment to Our Community" resolution was a collaborative effort between CommunityGiving and its partner foundations' boards of directors and will be used as an organization-wide guiding principle as the situation continues to evolve with the COVID-19 pandemic and 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.

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.