For 60 years, the Consolidated Communications Community Fund has given more than $6.5 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, local Consolidated Communications employees directs grants and gifts from the Community Fund.

In 2023, the Consolidated Communications Community Fund awarded 24 grants totaling $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, 2023 for consideration in the next fiscal year. View the Community Fund Grant Guidelines.

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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: critical Community Needs

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.

Employee Matching Gift and Volunteer Program

We are proud to provide eligible employees a Matching Gift Program and Volunteer Program to further support the non-profit organizations that matter most to our employees. 

Community Fund
Grant Guidelines

Download Minnesota grant guidelines

Community Fund
Online Grant

Now accepting grants online