Shaping Our Community for Good
The Mankato Area Foundation is a permanent, trusted resource that pairs donor giving with community initiatives critical to the shaping of Greater Mankato. The Mankato Area Foundation funds non-profit agencies through community grants in four core areas (education & community development, recreation, arts & culture, aesthetics) and through grants from donor-advised funds.
The Mankato Area Foundation works as a knowledgeable medium shaping the future of Greater Mankato by initiating, defining, leading and supporting philanthropic interests to make a difference in building a vibrant and strong community.
MAF in Our Community
Community foundations are a creative and flexible means for community-based philanthropy. Donors who want to give back to “Main Street” have a myriad of options. The role of the Mankato Area Foundation is to assist donors in structuring their gifts so both the donor and the community benefit from their charitable generosity.
What to Give
The Mankato Area Foundation knows the issues facing our community and we’re committed to shaping it for good. As a local partner for over 40 years, we’re here to help you create a giving program that works for you, your assets, your wishes and your goals.
There are many ways to give to the Foundation. You can contribute a variety of assets such as:
- Cash gifts
- Stocks and securities
- Mutual funds
- Life insurance
- Real estate
- Assets of other trusts or of a private foundation