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.
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.
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 – 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.
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 two grants totaling $105,000 to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM). Read the full release.
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
Mankato Free Press - Pete Steiner
Mankato- The Mankato Area Foundation announced their gift today of a skating rink to the City of Mankato. The rink will be an addition to Sibley Park and will be made of a synthetic material allowing it to be operational during our winter months- regardless of the weather and varying temperatures. Read full story.