Hormel Foundation gives out millions

Annual grants announced for Austin-area agencies.

Posted: Nov. 12, 2017 9:54 AM

AUSTIN, Minn. – The Hormel Foundation has approved $8.2 million in grants and contributions for Austin-area organizations.

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“It is a tremendous opportunity to every year be able to strengthen people in our community through support given to key local organizations," says Gary J. Ray, chair of The Hormel Foundation. “Thanks to the continued success and innovation of Hormel Foods, people around the world benefit from funds distributed by The Hormel Foundation to local organizations to help carry out their important missions."

Money will go to agencies like the Austin Area Foundation, Austin Public Schools, Austin Scholarship Committee, Austin Salvation Army, Austin Community Charitable Fund, Austin Community Growth Ventures, Cedar Valley Services, City of Austin, Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin, The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Riverland Community College, United Way of Mower Count,y and the YMCA.

“The funds are for transformative new projects like the new Austin Recreation Center as well as to support high impact health missions such as The Hormel Institute's cancer research,” says Ray.

The Hormel Foundation says it has now given out a total of $244.5 million to community groups.

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