United Way, Mankato Area Foundation award Community Response Fund grants

KEYC NEWS NOW, Mankato MN (April 16, 2020) — The Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato Area Foundation announced its fifth round of grants Friday.

The organizations awarded $18,500 in grants to seven community organizations during this round.

The grant recipients include:

  • Mankato Area Public Schools for supplies to print PPE on 3D printers;
  • BENCHS for a Pet Food Shelf for people who have lost jobs due to COVID-19 and can’t afford to buy pet food;
  • Lutheran Social Services to increase meals for seniors to two meals per day;
  • Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans to assist veterans with incidentals due to job losses;
  • Hispanic Advocacy and Empowerment through Research for online mental health services;
  • City of Mankato for sanitizing community nonprofits; and
  • Get Mankato PPE for supplies and make PPE to distribute.

With the announcement of the fifth round of grants, the Mankato Area COVID-19 Community Response Fund has distributed a total of $132,750, as of Friday, April 24.

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