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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- 09 OctRead more
MANKATO, MN (October 9, 2018) – Over 50 community members came together on a blustery morning to witness the culmination of Recharge Mankato. This past Saturday,
- 14 AugRead more
MANKATO, MN (August 14, 2018) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is excited to announce updates to their community granting process. As part of a
- 19 JunRead more
MANKATO, MN (June 2018) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce $31,900 in grants from their Community Fund have been awarded to
- 21 JanRead more
MANKATO FREE PRESS (January 21, 2018)—Whether they want to give their money away personally or establish a legacy that outlasts them, donors are increasingly turning
- 14 DecRead more
MANKATO, MN (December 14, 2017) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces grant recipients for the fall funding cycle in 2017. Among them, a $25,000