Tanner’s team tops $500,000 in family grants
SAUK RAPIDS — A non-profit organization in Sauk Rapids has taken the next step.
The Tanner’s Team Foundation announced Tuesday that it has surpassed the $500,000 mark in grants for families.
Founder and CEO John Fuls says each grant given is approximately $1,000 that families can use for various expenses.
They list the bills they want help with. Sometimes we did gas cards, once we had a family that was allowed out of the hospital but couldn’t go home because their house wasn’t clean enough, so we paid a hotel room for a weekend so they can be a family outside of the hospital room.
Fuls says they are very proud to have given a grant to every family that applied.
He says they have been amazed by the many businesses, residents and community leaders who have stepped up and supported their mission.
People from these communities who hear what we do, it’s so easy for them to get on board. They help us move in the right direction.
Tanner’s team was established in 2011 to financially assist families in central Minnesota who have children with life-threatening illnesses.
Since the foundation’s inception, Tanner’s team has donated more than $520,000 to nearly 500 families in 45 Minnesota counties.