Mankato Area Foundation Announces $20,000 Grant to VINE’s Emergency Fundraising Campaign

MANKATO, MN(November 5, 2018)—The Senior Endowment Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces a grant of $20,000 toward VINE Faith in Action’s emergency fundraising campaign in response to the recent loss of a critical funding source for the coming year. The Foundation is pleased to champion VINE’s efforts by

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Elks Club’s new charitable fund gets anonymous boost

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 16, 2018)—An anonymous donation will help the Mankato Elks Lodge expand its charitable giving. The fraternal organization recently established the Elks Charitable Fund with the Mankato Area Foundation after the donor pledged up to $100,000 in matching funds. Read Full Story

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Anonymous donor pledges $100,000 matching gift towards Elks Club Charitable Fund

MANKATO, MN (October 16, 2018) – The Mankato Elks Lodge announce a $100,000 philanthropic challenge.  An anonymous donor has offered to match $100,000 to be contributed to the newly established Elks Charitable Fund, a permanent endowment through the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF). For over 125 years, the Elks of Mankato

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Recharge Mankato: Expanding Innovation, Opportunity & Vitality in Greater Mankato

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, October 6, the Olseth Family Foundation, Mankato Area Foundation, and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato hosted a campaign

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Changes to Community Granting Program

MANKATO, MN (August 14, 2018) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is excited to announce updates to their community granting process.  As part of a recent strategic plan, MAF has broadened their granting framework to ensure the greatest efficiencies and effectiveness for the nonprofit sector. This new approach is designed

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Local Organizations Awarded Grants from the Mankato Area Foundation

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 area nonprofits through their spring granting cycle. As part of the framework for their community granting, MAF funds projects and programs that foster livability in

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Mankato Area Foundation aims for $20 million by 2020

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 to community organizations rather than giving directly to charities. Propelled by this trend, the Mankato Area Foundation has in six years grown from overseeing about

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

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 Innovation Grant has been awarded as seed money in support of the establishment of a local Boys & Girls Club.   “Our local nonprofit sector

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Fallenstein inclusive playground breaks ground

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 26, 2017)—A groundbreaking for the Fallenstein Playground project Thursday had families already looking forward to what could be a spring 2018 ribbon-cutting.The inclusive playground project broke ground at Caswell Park, but construction will be held off until spring 2018. Read Full Story

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Tami Paulsen named Director of Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation

 MANKATO, MN (August 25, 2017) The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces that Tami Paulsen has been hired as the fund’s part-time Director.  The decision comes as the JZCF’s Executive Committee called for the hiring to help launch and guide the newly established Donor

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