Alexanria Area Community Foundation

Alexandria Area Community Foundation

Kathy Pfeffer Named Executive Director of Alexandria Area Community Foundation

April 07, 2017

Pfeffer comes to the AACF with 20 years of experience as the previous Executive Director of the Alexandria Technical & Community College (ATCC) Foundation. She began her career as an educator where she taught K-12 and some college courses and then transitioned into sales. Pfeffer joined the team at ATCC and under her leadership increased the Foundation’s net worth from $900,000 to over $20 million.Alexandria, Minn. – The Board of Directors of the Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) and CommunityGiving are pleased to announce the hiring of Kathy Pfeffer as the first Executive Director of the Alexandria Foundation.

AACF Approves Elections of Board of Directors for 2016-2017

August 10, 2016

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today approval of the election of Ben Miller to a first term of three years, Bruce Pohlig and Loren Liesemeyer to a second term of three years and Jeff Restad and Dave Vagle to a third term of three years to the Alexandria Area Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Community Foundation to Award Difference Maker Grants

May 27, 2016

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) is reminding area nonprofits serving people in the Douglas County region that the Difference Maker Grant deadline is fast approaching. Grant applications are due on Tuesday, June 30th at midnight. Grant applications should be significant grants that will be the “difference maker” in bringing about a lasting, positive change in the Alexandria area community. AACF plans to award grants between $15,000 and $30,000. Local nonprofit organizations need to submit their applications online by June 30.

AACF Announces "Difference Maker" Grant Recipients

August 24, 2015

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation announced the recipients of the 2015 Difference Maker Grants on Monday August 24th, 2015. The Runestone Museum Foundation will be granted $10,000 and the Alexandria Senior Center will be granted $20,000. The Runestone Museum Foundation has been granted a $10,000 matching grant to help with the restoration of Big Ole, the “icon” of the Alexandria and Douglas County. The project will include fully repainting the statue. The Alexandria Senior Center has been granted $20,000 to expand the nutrition services program to accommodate the increasing number of aging and vulnerable residents in Douglas County. The project will include finishing the kitchen upgrades for energy efficiency, food storage, air quality improvements and add additional service routes with volunteer drivers.

Nonprofits may apply for Difference Maker Grants

May 04, 2015

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) is announcing to area nonprofits in the Douglas County region that a grant application period begins on Friday, May 1st. Grant applications should be significant grants that will be the “difference maker” in bringing about a lasting, positive change in the Alexandria area community. Thanks in large part to a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation and raising local support, AACF plans to award grants between $10,000 and $30,000. Local nonprofit organizations need to submit their applications online by midnight on June 30.

Community Foundation Receives $100,000 Matching Grant

February 12, 2015

Alexandria, Minn. – The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today that it has received a $100,000 community challenge from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The Otto Bremer Foundation will match every dollar donated to AACF up to $75,000 by Dec. 9, 2015 and provide an additional $25,000 to further fuel Community Foundation’s operations.

AACF Awards Difference Maker Grants

August 29, 2014

The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) announced today the awarding of Difference Maker grants to further the essential work of three key organizations dedicated to enriching the local community. The largest grant of $27,500 will allow Douglas County Car Care to fix 50 cars that will be donated to eligible individuals and families in need to help them achieve economic security and self-sufficiency. Theatre L ‘Homme Dieu received $23,000 for building updates and equipment to further its ability to produce and present live theatre, fine arts and educational programming in the community. A $8,000 grant will allow the Alexandria Senior Center to renovate and update the kitchen.