Austin Area Foundation announces recipients of $28K in grants to nonprofits

(ABC 6 News) – The Austin Area Foundation (AAF) announced $28,000 in grants have been awarded to 23 nonprofit organizations to help fund special projects.

Community donors through Austin Area Foundation’s “Legacy Endowment Fund” helped to fund the projects.

The AAF’s Legacy Endowment Fund was established to support nonprofit organizations whose programs support the mission of AAF to enhance the community through charitable giving.

The recipients are below:

  • Austin Area Arts
  • Austin Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin Culture and Arts Commission
  • Austin Enhancement Group
  • Austin Hot Meals on Wheels
  • Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • Cedar River Watershed District
  • Second Edition
  • Friends of the JC Hormel Nature Center
  • Immigrant Law Center of MN; LIFE Mower County

Additional recipients include Mower County 4-H Program, Mower County Historical Society, Mower County Seniors,Neveln Elementary School, Pacelli Catholic Schools, Parenting Resource Center, The Welcome Center, Rachel’s Hope, Salvation Army’s “Feed a Family” program, Sons of Norway Austin, St. Olaf’s Backpack Program, Summerset Theatre and Zonta Club of Austin.

“Austin Area Foundation is pleased to provide funding each year for so many important organizations in our community and this year is no different,” said Taggert Medgaarden, Chair of AAF. “The support we provide is thanks to the effort and generosity from so many people who contribute and help make a difference in the community.”

Since its inception, the Austin Legacy Endowment Fund has distributed nearly $270,000 to Austin-based organizations.