Community Giving

COVID-19 Response

We are all breathing a sigh of relief as we slowly move forward beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite all the challenges of the past year, we are pleased to share with you the activities of CommunityGiving and our partner foundation through our 2020-2021 Impact Report. To view the report, click here.

We greatly appreciate your patience with us as we adjust to the new normal. Throughout it all, our commitment remains to serve our communities, our donors, fund holders, and volunteers. This is why our founders created community foundations and we will be here today, tomorrow and beyond to do just that.


Response Funds

Response Funds were activated in all communities served by CommunityGiving. These funds will be available for local donors and others to contribute and support relief efforts to support those impacted by COVID-19. Grants from these funds were made to nonprofit and/or governmental entities that are responding to the needs of the local community. The following communities currently have response funds established to assist with the most pressing needs of their local communities. To make a contribution to one of the funds, you can click on the name of the fund below.

Alexandria Response Fund

Brainerd Lakes Area Response Fund

Carver County Response Fund

Central Minnesota Response Fund

Foley Area Response Fund

Paynesville Area Response Fund

ROCORI Area Response Fund

Sauk Centre Area Response Fund

Willmar Area Response Fund

There is also a statewide effort being coordinated by the Minnesota Council on Foundation and St. Paul and Minnesota Community Foundation. For more information on the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund, click here.


General Operations

  • While the CommunityGiving and partner foundation offices are closed, our staff members continue to work remotely and are available to answer your questions and concerns via phone or email. You can visit our staff page for contact information.
  • In-person meetings with staff will take place as phone/video calls.

CommunityConnections Webinar Series

The CommunityConnections Webinar Series is an opportunity for CommunityGiving and its partner foundations to remain in contact with our communities during these times of crisis. We hope to provide resources and topics that you find helpful and informative as we all work towards a better path for the future.

To access previous CC webinars, click here.


Check back for information about upcoming webinars!


Additional Resources

For accurate and clear information about the current situation we recommend the following resources: