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Consolidated Communications’ Community Fund Awards $141,000 in Grants

Grants awarded to 20 non-profit organizations in southern Minnesota                                                                                                                

MANKATO, Minn., – March 27, 2020 – The Consolidated Communications Community Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation is pleased to award $141,000 in grants to 20 local non-profit organizations across the company’s southern Minnesota service area. Consolidated’s Community Fund focuses its support on local programs that meet critical community needs, such as hunger and homelessness, along with initiatives that provide opportunities for innovative education and learning.

Grants this year are being awarded to the following organizations:

            Minnesota State University – Scholarships; $15,000

            Committee Against Domestic Abuse – Direct assistance program; $10,000

            ECHO Food Shelf – Dairy products for children; $10,000

            Educare Foundation – Foundation grants; $10,000

            Feeding Our Community Partners – Backpack food program and power pack program; $10,000

            Mankato Youth Place – First hour program; $10,000

            Partners for Affordable Housing – Emergency shelter program support; $10,000

            South Central College – Scholarships; $10,000

            Junior Achievement – Titan business challenge and entrepreneurial programs; $10,000

            Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota – STEM powered play and learning; $5,000

            Greater Mankato Diversity Council – Promoting respect workshops; $5,000

            Leisure Education for Exceptional People (LEEP) – Athletics programs; $5,000

            Life-Work Planning Center – Women in transition program; $5,000

            MRCI WorkSource– Miles of opportunities transportation program; $5,000

            VINE – Learning opportunities for aging adults; $5,000

            YWCA – Girls on the run program; $5,000

            Bethlehem Inn – Transitional housing for women and children; $3,000

            Lake Crystal Recreation Center – Youth to senior program; $3,000

            Ruth’s House of Hope – Emergency and transitional shelter program; $3,000

            FarmAmerica – Technology and agriculture education programs; $1,000

            Twin Valley Council – Summer camp and new member recruiting; $1,000

“Consolidated Communications has been connecting people and building strong communities for more than 125 years,” said Jennifer Spaude, senior vice president of corporate communications and investor relations. “The Community Fund exemplifies a core value of the company and we are pleased to continue this legacy as we support and invest in local non-profits that meet critical needs and make the communities we serve in southern Minnesota vibrant and stronger.”

Consolidated Communications Community Fund grants are awarded on an annual basis through a grant application process. Grant requests for the next fiscal year will open in early fall and are due Dec. 1, 2020.

About the Consolidated Communications Community Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation

Built on a tradition of community leadership and company giving, the Consolidated Communications Community Fund has given more than $6 million dollars to non-profit organizations since it was founded in 1963. The Consolidated Communications Community Fund focuses its outreach to communities in southern Minnesota and is administered through the Mankato Area Foundation. Learn more at  

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses, and wireless and wireline carriers across rural and metro communities and a 23-state service area. Leveraging an advanced fiber network spanning 37,500 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications is a top-10, fiber, provider in the U.S. offering a wide range of communications solutions, including: high-speed Internet, data, phone, security, managed services, cloud services and wholesale, carrier solutions. From our first connection 125 years ago, Consolidated is dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how they work and live. Visit for more information.

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