The Community Response Fund (CRF) announces its next round of grants totaling $4,200 to one community organization. This grant was awarded in response to the short-term emergency needs of nonprofits throughout our region due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

With the new grant included, the CRF has distributed a total of $136,950 to regional tax-exempt organizations since the fund launched March 20. View the full list to date at

The CRF will continue to grant funds on a rolling basis. If you are an organization and have questions about applying, please contact Sarah Beiswanger at [email protected]

The following community organization received funding:

  • Lutheran Social Service of MN: LSS Mankato Area Crisis Nursery


About the Community Response Fund

Established through the Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato Area Foundation, this fund is designed to respond swiftly in support of organizations that are serving the escalating needs of our communities affected by COVID-19. To learn more about the Community Response Fund, please visit or