Flexibility. For Good.

The Mankato Area Foundation knows the issues facing our community and we’re committed to shaping it for good. As a local partner for over 35 years, we’re here to help you create a giving program that works for you, your assets, your wishes and your goals. We take the work out of giving by handling the administration, offering expert advice and management of the investment products.


When you join our community of committed donors, you are making a larger impact with your philanthropy. At the Foundation, we make it easy for you to support important charitable causes and organizations that you care about. There are many easy ways to give such as:


Community Fund (Unrestricted)

First, you can contribute directly to our unrestricted Community Fund. This fund addresses specific issues facing Greater Mankato through its semi-annual, grant making process. This unrestricted fund provides the greatest flexibility to shape our community for good–now and for the future.


Designated Fund

Second, you can create a designated fund to provide ongoing support to organizations or purposes specified by you or educational opportunities through scholarships.


Planned Giving

Third, the Foundation offers a wide range of planned giving/deferred gift options such as bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities and charitable lead trusts. We will work with your financial advisors to garner you the best tax advantages and financial security while carrying on your legacy of giving. To learn more about Planned Giving, click here.


The next question is what to give. There are many ways to give to the Foundation. You can contribute a variety of assets such as:

• Cash gifts

• Stocks and securities

• Mutual funds

• IRAs

• Life insurance

• Real estate

• Assets of other trusts or of a private foundation


Shaping Our Community. For Good.