SHAPING OUR COMMUNITY. FOR GOOD.

Since 1974, the Mankato Area Foundation has been dedicated to building a community of individuals that believe in the strength of giving. We continue today to shape Greater Mankato through connecting acts of giving with our community’s needs. As a permanent, trusted resource, donors look to the Mankato Area Foundation to help them make their charitable giving more effective. The Mankato Area Foundation is impacting the individuals in our community now and for generations to come by providing the expertise donors need to help donors nurture their philanthropic dreams and shape their legacy.

 

mankato area foundation and enventis annouce grant recipients

The Enventis Community Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded 23 grants totaling $150,000 to non-profit organizations in the company’s southern Minnesota service area. With a focus on K-12 academic initiatives and vital basic needs in the community, the Enventis Community Fund aims to strengthen community programs with its financial support.  

 

 

Click here to see the full list of recipients.

 

MANKATO AREA FOUNDATION TO PURCHASE BLETHEN GAGE AND KRAUSE BUILDING

Mankato - The Mankato Area Foundation announces plans today for the purchase pf the Blethen Gage and Krause law firm building located at 127 South Second Street, Mankato, for the development of a new Center for Nonprofits.

 

 

The building purchase should be finalized in early January. The Foundation hopes to start renovating the building with the goal to have the the Center open to the community as a nonprofit center no later than September. Click here to read more about the Center for Nonprofit.

 

 

Mankato Area Foundation announces new Partnership

Mankato – At a special event held Thursday evening for major donors, supporters,and Board members, the YWCA Mankato announced its launch of “The Power to Believe” campaign.  Honorary Chair Dr. Margaret R. Preska spoke of her support for the YWCA andits  programming,  stating  “My  life  has  been  devoted  to  using  education  and  training experiences to help women and girls, and their families, create the kinds of opportunities that will open doors to greater happiness and success.  Please join me in supporting the good work to be done through the YWCA and the YWCA Women’s Fund.” Learn more about the Women's Fund.

 

Watch Our Video!

Learn more about the Mankato Area Foundation by watching our new video featuring the work of the foundation in the community. 

 

 

MANKATO AREA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW IN-KIND DONATION

Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces a generous in-kind contribution made by Ridley Inc. to the new Center for Nonprofits, recently named Shared Spaces. Nancy Zallek, Executive Director of MAF, said she was thrilled by the generosity of this local company.“Ridley’s generous gift will provide enough high-quality furniture to outfit the entire building. Read the full release.

 

MANKATO AREA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES CHILDREN'S MUSEUM GRANT

Mankato Area Foundation announces two grants totaling $105,000 to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM). Read the full release.

 

DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

Mankato Magazine - Tim Krohn

The Mankato Area Foundation was featured in the Mankato Magazine in the featured article about philanthrophy in Mankato. Read the full article

 

 

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