EIN 41-6050353

Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC)

IRS 501(c) type
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Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC) is a non-profit community action agency, providing resources and opportunities that empower people in low-wage work.
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Program areas at MVAC

Low-income energy assistance - this program was established to combat the continuing hardship brought upon low-income households by rising energy costs. Its purpose is to assist eligible households with their heating bills. Assistance is in the form of a direct payment to a fuel/utility vendor on behalf of the household. Served were 6,275 households.
Employment and training - 533 adults gained employment with our workforce development training and assistance. Provided employment to 266 individuals who lost their jobs due to business/plant closing or downsizing. 186 at-risk teenagers had the opportunity to learn and earn through paid work experience, planning for careers and achieving success in their education and training. Provided services through Minnesota family investment program (mfip) in the counties of lesueur, nicollet, brown, sibley, and waseca. These services are designed to decrease long-term welfare dependency. Served were approximately 472 individuals. Supplemental nutrition assistance program (snap) - employment and training - participants take steps to improve skills that can lead to a career and financial independence. Approximately 47 households were served. Outreach - to reach out to eligible low-income people who are not currently participating in snap and share information about nutrition benefits of snap to help them make an informed decision. Approximately 15 individuals were served.housing - Minnesota housing (mh) money is available to make energy-saving and general home improvements for homeowners of all income levels. Mhfa subsidizes loans to encourage homeowners to make home improvements to help maintain the image of clean, well-run rural communities. Loan programs include fix-up loan, community fix-up rehabilitation loan, and rental rehabilitation loan programs. We assisted 58 people to secure low interest loans so they could make needed improvements to their homes. Replaced 2 mobile homes in local parks that were in a state of disrepair. Mh also provides funding for homeless prevention to help households from either becoming homeless because of an eviction, or if they are currently homeless, (by hud's definition) get them into permanent housing. Facilitated 9 homelessness response teams. Assisted 180 households with services that prevented them from joining the ranks of homeless statistics. Weatherization assistance - this program is available to both low-income homeowners and renters in the nine-county area. It is designed to provide energy conservation service such as furnace modifications, caulking, weatherstripping, attic insulation, repair of primary windows, storm windows, minor foundation repairs and insulation, hot water heater and pipe insulation and furnace maintenance. The primary purpose of the program is to prevent heat loss in the home and thus reduce energy consumption for low-income households. Served were 131 households. Low-income housing assistance - under the hud section 8 voucher choice program rent subsidy payments are provided for qualified low-income families and elderly, disabled or handicapped persons renting from private landlords. The participants pay up to 30% of their income towards rent and utilities and the balance is paid directly to the landlord through hud funding. Approximately 357 households were served. Community development block grant - this program provides funds for housing rehabilitation with deferred loan repayment over an extended period of time. Currently, mvac operates the cdbg program in the cities of mankato, welcome, st peter, winnebago, kasota, and vernon center. Served were over 20 households or commercial buildings.
Head start - 838 low-income children participated in quality preschool. Hearing and vision screenings were provided to 687 children. 506 children received dental exams, some for the very first time. Provided 155 pregnant women, infants and toddlers with quality home visiting services. 1,224 volunteers contributed their time to enhance the service provided to families.

Grants made by MVAC

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Southwest Minnesota Private Industry CouncilEmployment & Training$88,021
Managed Resource ConnectionsEmployment & Training$39,702
Lutheran Social Service of MinnesotaHomelessness Case Management$18,312

Who funds Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Greater Twin Cities United WayProgram Costs$153,000
Three Rivers Community ActionHomeless Housing Services$32,061
The Westfield Insurance FoundationFamily Stability$15,000
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Health and Human ServicesLOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE$5,101,007
Department of Health and Human ServicesHEAD START$3,981,585
Department of Health and Human ServicesTEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES$1,396,922
...and 46 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at MVAC

Amanda MacKieExecutive Director$102,493
Lynn SorensonSupport Services Director
Kip BruenderPresident$0
Bill GroskreutzVice President$0
Maria Alvarez-BetkarSecretary$0
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for MVAC

RevenuesFYE 03/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$19,398,737
Program services$2,497,238
Investment income and dividends$34,072
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$38,073
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$21,968,120

Form 990s for MVAC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-032021-04-06990View PDF
2019-032020-01-21990View PDF
2018-032019-02-21990View PDF
2017-032018-03-14990View PDF
2016-032017-04-12990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $15,000 from The Westfield Insurance Foundation
July 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
September 12, 2021
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $153,000 from Greater Twin Cities United Way
July 2, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 21, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Housing and shelter organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharitiesCommunity Action ProgramsHead Start programs
Human servicesCommunity improvementHousing
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
706 North Victory Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
Metro area
Mankato, MN
Blue Earth County, MN
Website URL
(800) 767-7139
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
L80: Housing Support Services
NAICS code, primary
62422: Community Housing Services
Parent/child status
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