The overall investment strategy of The Mankato Area Foundation is to preserve and enhance the charitable purchasing power of our funds over time. To accomplish this, we retain an independent investment advisor who works with MAF’s Investment Committee to invest our funds pursuant to our Investment Policy. To see a copy of our Investment Policy Statement, click here.
The Investment Policy is designed to provide an average annual return of 5% over the rate of inflation, net of investment management fees paid. In 2010, the investment return for our Long Term Funds was 14.7%. The philosophy is that endowed funds provide a solid rate of return above inflation over time and maintain their charitable purchasing power to help shape our community for good.