AUSTIN, Min- The Austin Area Foundation is a nonprofit that awards grants to selected nonprofits in the Austin area. Those leading the organization say each year they ask business in and around the community for donations. They will then put the money in an account where it can accrue interest. That interest is then awarded to nonprofits around the community.
This year they have sent out around 630 fliers urging folks to donate.
“As we look in the community there is a great need,” says Jeff Baldus, the Executive Director of the Austin Area Foundation. “We are looking to do our part in the community.”
Blades says this year they will be awarding around 20 nonprofits with $21 thousand in grants.