KANABEC COUNTY | Fundraising Challenge Accepted: Tusen Tack
Unique times present unique challenges. And a host of Central Minnesota nonprofits were up to the task during #GiveAtHomeMN, a May fundraising event. Enticed by a $3,000 matching grant, Tusen Tack, a Braham-based thrift store that uses proceeds to support regional communities, earned the top prize by being the first to reach $3,000 in donations. Surprise grants of $1,000 were awarded to Friends of Linden Hills, Inc., in Little Falls and New Pathways in Cambridge.
PINE COUNTY | County, Foundation Pair to Care for Local Businesses
From salons to campgrounds to restaurants to the Grand Cinema movie theater in Hinckley, scores of businesses have had to shutter or make revenue-changing adjustments during the statewide stay-at-home orders. During the first weeks of an ongoing program, with help from the Initiative Foundation, Pine County was able to award more than $200,000 and alter the economic course for 30 local businesses using federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.