Over the past 50 years, the Consolidated Communications Community Fund has given more than $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 2016, the Consolidated Communications Community Fund awarded 26 grants totaling more than $155,000.
Grants are awarded on an annual basis, with our fiscal year beginning in March. All grant requests must be received by Dec. 1, 2016 for consideration in the next fiscal year, which begins on March 1, 2017. Our Grant Guidelines are now available for viewing and grant applications are currently being accepted.