Alexanria Area Community Foundation

Alexandria Area Community Foundation

Alexandria Response Fund Activated After Weekend Storms Bring Major Damage to Area

June 01, 2022

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today that they have activated the Alexandria Response Fund to help those who were affected by the May 12th storm and this past weekend's severe weather. If you are interested in making a gift via credit card to the fund, you can visit www.communitygiving.org/donate and select "Alexandria Response Fund" from the dropdown menu or 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. The AACF will work with local agencies to disseminate charitable funds and assist those affected via these partnerships.

Local Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for Two Open Grant Rounds

May 02, 2022

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today that their “Difference Maker” and Ruth McDonald grant rounds are now accepting applications for programs that serve people in Douglas County. Grant application deadline is June 30th. For additional information about the grant rounds, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants.

A.J. Koewler Named Executive Director for the Alexandria Area Community Foundation

January 31, 2022

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) and CommunityGiving are pleased to announce the hiring of A.J. Koewler as the Executive Director for the Alexandria Area Community Foundation.

Local Programming Awarded Over $47,000 from Alexandria Area Community Foundation

October 27, 2021

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today that $47,200 has been awarded to local programs through the Ruth McDonald Fund and "Difference Maker" grant rounds.

Jeanne Batesole and Vern & Judy Anderson Recognized with Ruth McDonald Award in Philanthropy

October 06, 2021

Alexandria, Minn. – On Monday, September 27th, the Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) hosted their annual philanthropy celebration to honor Jeanne Batesole and Vern & Judy Anderson with the Ruth McDonald Award in Philanthropy (picture below). This is an award given annually to community members who have shown extraordinary support of the community through giving of their time and their resources.

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

August 11, 2021

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 2021-2022 school year.

Local Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for Two Open Grant Rounds

April 30, 2021

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.