Mankato Free Press (December 3, 2022) — The Mankato Area Foundation continues to grow its philanthropic presence, disbursing $2.4 million to local groups this year.
“It was an unprecedented, record-breaking year,” said Nancy Zallek, president and CEO. “But it’s not an anomaly. There’s a special sauce in Mankato. The amount of charitable giving in this community is fantastic.”
The foundation distributed 626 grants to nonprofits, including $337,000 to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, $159,000 to Greater Mankato Area United Way, $90,000 to Minnesota State University Foundation and $62,175 to Camp Patterson.