Your Client and Philanthropic Planning
When your clients have the desire to make a lasting impact through charitable giving, we’re here to make it easier. As a community foundation, we help your clients craft a personalized philanthropy strategy designed to achieve the goals they envision.
We can match your clients with the causes they care deeply about and offer extensive knowledge about local charitable organizations and emerging community needs. From arts and culture to recreation, education or even aesthetics, we are a neutral resource that works with the entire nonprofit sector to improve livability within our community for now and future generations.
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.
Telling Our Story
HOW A DONOR-ADVISED FUND HELPED JIM AND KATHRYN VONDERHARR PLAN THEIR ESTATE
A Plan They Can Live With
Jim and Kathryn Vonderharr laugh that during their 22 years of marriage, they’ve updated their will dozens of time. But the couple is fairly sure that they won’t need to change it again, now that they’ve set up a donor-advised fund with the Mankato Area Foundation.
“We shouldn’t have to change our will again,” Jim says. “Now, we just have to call Nancy if we want to discuss something.” Learn More
News & Press
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MANKATO, MN (November 9, 2021) — Each holiday season Profinium Inc. seeks to learn about people’s dreams and to help them come true. The Achieving
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Mankato Free Press (November 2, 2021) — In a year where delayed medical care is even more common than usual, Mankato’s annual push to promote
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KEYC (November 1, 2021) — The annual Community Shave Down takes place at Mankato Brewery in North Mankato. Those in attendance watched as people line
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Mankato Free Press (October 21, 2021) — Next month Mankato Brewery and Lupulin Brewing Co. in Big Lake are teaming up again to produce the