ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A group of community businesses have partnered to provide financial support to Rochester-area nonprofits experiencing hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rochester Area Foundation, Mayo Clinic and United Way of Olmsted County have partnered to create a fund called "TOGETHER: Greater Rochester Area COVID-19 Community Support Fund."
According to a news release from the Rochester Area Foundation, all donations will be distributed to nonprofits in the grater Rochester area that "are able to demonstrate a community need, including how needs have changed or increased due to COVID-19, and how they plan to impact that need."
The Rochester Area Foundation said the businesses have been joined by other community partners, including: Think Bank, IBM, Pepsi Co., Lasker Jewelers and Rochester Sand and Gravel.
So far, the organizations have reportedly raised more than $500,000, with a goal of raising at least $1,000,000.