Minnesota Community Fund

Over the past 50 years, the Consolidated Communications Community Fund has given more than $5.5 million to non-profit organizations throughout southern Minnesota, with a focus on programs that enhance educational opportunities and provide critical community services.

The Community Fund is a donor-advised fund, administered through the Mankato Area Foundation. An advisory board comprised of current and retired, local Consolidated Communications employees directs grants and gifts from the Community Fund.

In 2017, the Consolidated Communications Community Fund awarded 19 grants totaling more than $127,000.

Grants are awarded on an annual basis, with our fiscal year beginning in March. All grant requests must be received by Dec. 1, 2018 for consideration in the next fiscal year, which begins on March 1, 2019. The grant application will be available in mid-2018; however, our current Grant Guidelines are available for viewing.

Grant Focus Area: Education

Consolidated Communications is committed to investing in children and supports K-12 academic initiatives, with a focus on programs and projects that enhance creative student learning through innovative technology.

Grant Focus Area: Community

We support programs and organizations that address vital basic needs, from hunger to homelessness, for individuals and families who are struggling or facing crisis situations.

Community Fund Eligible Communities

Grants will be awarded to organizations within or benefitting Consolidated Communications’ southern Minnesota service area, including the communities of: Mankato, North Mankato, Amboy, Cambria, Eagle Lake, Ellendale, Faribault, Garden City, Good Thunder, Janesville, Lake Crystal, Madison Lake, Mapleton, New Richland, Nicollet, Pemberton, St. Clair, St. Peter, Vernon Center and Waseca.

Community Fund
Grant Guidelines

grant guidelines