MCHS Austin invests in local organizations

Mayo Clinic Health System has announced that the organization has invested an additional $900,000 in local community organizations addressing pressing needs related to housing, food insecurity, access to healthcare, and safe places for learning and youth enrichment.

A total of $900,000 will be distributed to organizations helping people in Minnesota and Wisconsin communities served by Mayo Clinic Health System, including in Southeast Minnesota, where $175,000 will support the Mower County Hometown Food Security Project, the Freeborn County Backpack Program, and emergency funding for transitional housing in Steele County.

Officials with Mayo stated that the organizations were chosen based on community needs, how their work aligns with Mayo Clinic’s mission and Mayo’s history of collaboration with each organization.  They added that this one-time investment also complements the financial support Mayo already provides to community organizations and the extensive work Mayo Clinic staff do within their communities.