The Community Response Fund (CRF) announces its next round of grants totaling $18,500 to two different community organizations. These grants were awarded in response to the short-term emergency needs of nonprofits throughout our region due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

With the new grants included, the CRF has distributed a total of $155,450 to regional tax-exempt organizations since the fund launched March 20. View the full list to date at or


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


This round of CRF grants supported the following community organizations:


  • Get Mankato PPE  for Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Mankato Youth Place (MY Place) for operating support for extended hours.