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.
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Generosity. For Good.
A Donor Advised Fund is an effective tool for charitable giving that provides benefits similar to a private or family foundation without the hassles. Donor Advised Funds minimize the worries and administrative burdens of grantmaking, so you can put your time and energy into what really matters: making a meaningful impact on the community, organizations and causes you value.
Contact Nancy for more information on establishing a fund.
WOMEN'S GIVING CIRCLE
Power In Numbers
“And to think it all began over a cup of coffee.”
This is the tagline on the emails from Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) leaders Laura Stevens and Melanie VanRoekel, and it speaks to the power of a single conversation between two friends looking to make a difference in their community.
Indeed, it was a simple cup of coffee that brought Stevens and VanRoekel together at the Coffee Hag in the fall of 2018. The two women chatted about their kids, families and work, but soon the conversation shifted to giving back to a community they care about. Stevens had attended a conference the previous year focused on women in philanthropy, and she still had a pamphlet from the event, which explained the concept of women’s giving circles. VanRoekel took the pamphlet home, did some research and soon called Stevens to say, “I get it. I love it. Let’s do it.”
And thus, the Mankato WGC was born. Learn More
News & Press
- 24 MarRead more
Mankato, MN (March 24, 2021) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces $32,000 in Community Impact Grants have been awarded to four different area nonprofit
- 14 DecRead more
Mankato, MN (December 14, 2020)—The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is excited to announce the recent recipients of the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC)’s grants. A total
- 10 DecRead more
Mankato, MN (December 10, 2020) –The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce Pioneer Bank has donated $10,000 to assist them as they continue
- 04 DecRead more
MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (December 2, 2020) —Three Mankato nonprofits received a combined $151,500 in grants in the Otto Bremer Trust’s latest round of
- 15 NovRead more
MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (November 15, 2020) —On a sunny afternoon in October, a Mankato police officer carefully approached a man sitting on the