Local Organizations Awarded Grants from the Mankato Area Foundation

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 organizations. As part of the framework for their Community Impact Granting, MAF funds projects and programs that foster livability in the Greater Mankato area. The

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Women’s Giving Circle Recipients

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 of $8,000 was granted to the following programs: 4th Quarter Grants CADA House, $2,500 ECHO Food Shelf, $2,500 Southern Minnesota Children’s Museum, $2,500 Member Spot

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Pioneer Bank provides $10,000 Gift to Mankato Area Foundation

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 to respond to the needs of the community through grants and aid to regional projects. One of these projects has been the Community Response Fund,

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Mankato Nonprofits Receive Otto Bremer Trust Grants

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 funding. The grants include $76,500 for the Mankato Area Foundation, $50,000 for Connections Shelter and $25,000 for Lutheran Social Service. The foundation and shelter will

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Demand for Mental Health Training Skyrockets as Pandemic Worsens

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 ledge of the North Star Bridge overlooking the Minnesota River. Within an hour, the officer talked the man into walking off the bridge to an

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Community Fund Shifting to Support Recovery Efforts

THE LAND, Mankato, MN (June 9, 2020) — After distributing $182,450 in relief funds so far during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mankato’s Community Response Fund will temporarily suspend new grants while its leaders evaluate what needs should be prioritized next. The fund has so far supported agencies in the food/supply distribution,

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Mankato Foundation More Than Doubles Fund

MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (May 12, 2020) — It's been a banner year for the Mankato Area Foundation, which not only opened a new nonprofit center, but granted nearly $400,000 toward local projects and programming.  Executive Director Nancy Zallek said the Foundation has grown from $5 million to $12

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United Way, Mankato Area Foundation award Community Response Fund grants

KEYC NEWS NOW, Mankato MN (April 16, 2020) — The Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato Area Foundation announced its fifth round of grants Friday. The organizations awarded $18,500 in grants to seven community organizations during this round. The grant recipients include: Mankato Area Public Schools for supplies to print

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Greater Mankato Area United Way, Mankato Area Foundation Launch Community Response Fund

MANKATO LIFE, Mankato, MN (March 20, 2020) – In response to COVID-19’s impact on regional nonprofits, the Greater Mankato Area United Way (GMAUW) and Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) have come together to create a Community Response Fund to assist in their joint efforts to address emerging needs in the communities

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Mankato to Host Hockey Day Minnesota 2021

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO, Mankato, MN (January 18, 2020) — the 15th Annual Statewide Hockey Celebration will play at Blakeslee Stadium.  The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today that Mankato will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2021. Sitting on the southern edge of Minnesota State

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