SHAPING OUR COMMUNITY. FOR GOOD.
Mankato Area Foundation
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 Mankato Area Foundation provides a medium for people to make a difference by offering annual, lifetime and planned giving opportunities. After 40 years, the Mankato Area Foundation continues to help individuals and organizations achieve their charitable goals by offering a variety of giving strategies and funds.Making an Impact
Philanthropy needn’t be complicated nor does it require great wealth. Your clients can give in a way that’s convenient, financially comfortable and personally rewarding. When your clients have the desire to make a lasting impact through charitable giving, we’re here to make it easier.Helping Your Clients
Semi-annually, the Foundation makes grants from its Community Fund in response to applications received from the community. Grants are awarded in our four core areas to help build a vibrant, strong and interconnected community. These areas include Educations & Community Development, Arts & Culture, Recreation and Aesthetics.Learn More
MAF IN Our COMMUNITY
The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, a donor advised fund of the Mankato Area Foundation, was established in 2017 by Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt and a guiding coalition of engaged community leaders to build community cancer awareness and support.
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- 03 Apr
Kiwanis Holiday Lights Chosen to Represent Kiwanis Minnesota-Dakotas District in International Signature Project ContestRead more
KEYC (April 3, 2017) Kiwanis Holiday Lights, a Signature Project of the Mankato Kiwanis Club, has been selected by the Kiwanis Minnesota-Dakotas District to represent
- 27 Mar
Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt Establish a Donor Advised Fund Committed to Community Awareness and Cancer SupportRead more
MANKATO, MN (March 27, 2017) – Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt have established a fund, the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, through the Mankato Area Foundation
- 28 FebRead more
MANKATO, MINN. – The Consolidated Communications Community Fund is proud to continue its legacy of
- 20 JanRead more
The Mankato Area Foundation will announce a $50,000 grant for the Spring Lake Park Outdoor Skating and Recreation Facility on Jan. 26. Tours and concept
- 11 OctRead more
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. - The Mankato Area Foundation and the North Mankato Miracle league hold a ceremony to dedicate a portion of Caswell Park to an